This luxury and most indulgent boutique Hotel dramatically perched on top of a cliff on the Amalfi Coast with breath-taking ocean views, opened after almost a decade of restoration.
The historic listed building dates from the 17th Century and was formally a convent. Work was carefully monitored by the Italian Authorities as the restoration required respectful consideration of the architecture and structural detail with its typical vaulted design.
The resulting Hotel consists of 20 extra special bedrooms and suites, restaurant and bar, all with stunning sea views.
Centre piece of the property is the modern yet architecturally respectful, award winning Spa designed by Goff Associates.
Goff Associates were commissioned by the American owner to design the Spa which has been created over 4 floors and is modelled and carved out of the historic vaulted spaces originally used by the nuns in their daily tasks of herbal medicine and wine making.
Goff Associates design approach was to preserve the historic fabric of the walls and vaulted ceilings by creating a museum like quality countered by enhancing dramatic lighting and modern detailing. Goff Associates were responsible for the detail of the lighting and the bespoke light fittings, designed in the UK and made in Italy. There is great attention to detail throughout the design concepts with natural stone floors, stone mosaics and chestnut cabinetworks.
The Spa consists of:
Reception & Beauty Treatment Area.
Private Treatment Rooms which include a special Spa Suite which can be hired for the day or ½ day for couples who would like the Spa therapists to visit them. This Suite has its own Razul Steam/Sauna experience cabin, Wet Treatment Beds and Treatment Couches together with private lounge and exterior terrace.
The Thermal Suite has an unusual Sauna with rock face wall and ice fountain, a Hamman Steam Room, Experience Shower and Hydro Pool – all designed by Goff Associates and manufactured in Austria.
The Tepidarium is a particularly dramatic interior where the heated relaxation couches and foot spas are located in the original double height vaulted spaces which have been stripped back to the original patina.
The Spa has a private external treatment garden with breath-taking views across the Bay of Salerno and an Infinity Edge Pool perched on the cliff edge.