Villa Crespi in GQ Usa
A member of Relais & Chateaux, Villa Crespi is so much more than a luxury hotel lying above Orta, the most romantic of all the Italian Lakes just 45 minutes from Milan’s Malpensa airport. In the late 19th century it was, and still is, an exclusive country mansion built to celebrate its original owner’s deep love for his wife and the Moorish style of palace more usually seen in Baghdad, where he frequently travelled on business. Creating that fairy-tale place was the mission of Cristoforo Benigno Crespi, a philanthropist and socially committed cotton manufacturer. It took him twenty years to complete the villa and over the years he closely followed the progress of the fashionable architect behind its design and the artisans charged with perfect reproduction of the intricate stucco work, mosaics and parquet flooring, all of which have been returned to their original pristine state thanks to the loving care the current owners, Cinzia and Antonino Cannavacciuolo.
Villa Crespi is now the intimate setting for their continuing love story.
Cinzia and Antonino Cannavacciuolo were little more than teenagers when they fell deeply in love and decided that the Villa would be a worthy temple to celebrate their own love and their dedication to the world of hospitality.
Their adventure and mission began in 1999 and has been an ongoing journey together; their passion, talent and untiring commitment have now brought them both fame and fortune, in the finest tradition of fairy tales the world over. They are devoted to their dream palace which they willingly share with the international guests who stay at Villa Crespi and bask in the atmosphere of the Arabian Nights that reigns throughout the 14 charming rooms and suites, the world-class 2 Michelin star restaurant and the Chandra Deva Wellness Suite.
The wellness suite is where the ultimate relaxation experience awaits. Age-old Ayurveda philosophy is the inspiration behind this place dedicated to guests’ individual needs. Each person is unique and has unique characteristics that are attentively examined while treatments and massages are decided on and developed, all in an atmosphere of complete relaxation, confidentiality and sensitivity. In fact, the Ayurveda creed teaches the art of sensitive insight, observation and listening in order to identify the correct treatment to restore complete balance of body and mind, using the hands, pure and natural oils, powders, specific plants with active ingredients. Chandra Deva is a tailor-made experience, a moment designed to be as unique as the person enjoying its benefits.
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