The Victoria Concept & SPA in Menaggio. A tailor made luxury experience
If in 1960 Rome was the Italian destination object of the desire of crowds of tourists today, also for the “complicity”, voluntary or otherwise, of some Hollywood opinion leaders and local social influencers, it is Lake Como that makes most of the tourists dream arriving in our beautiful country.
We had confirmation of this once more by talking to Ludovica Rocchi, brand director of R Collection hotels, the Como-based hotel group that owns 3 prestigious structures facing each other on the lake, two 4 stars the Royal Victoria and the Villa Cipressi Hotel in Varenna and the 5-star Luxury Grand Hotel Victoria Concept & Spa in Menaggio.
If until some time ago the lake was the destination of a more mature tourism, more interested in a long relaxing stay
Ludovica tells us
today the clientele that requires the Larian localities is much fresher, prefers an average stay of 4 days and is interested in a personalization of the stay that allows you to visit the places and learn about their history and traditions
As if to respond and in part anticipate the customer’s needs, the 3 R Collection structures offer a real magical experience on the lake.
Let’s start with the brand new Victoria Concept & Spa in Menaggio, whose strength is certainly the perfect mix of state-of-the-art services at the highest level and an atmosphere of yesteryear.
There are two buildings – the villa affected by an impressive 3-year renovation that has preserved the splendid nineteenth-century structure, while totally innovating the interiors and offering a unique view of the lake, and the palace, built from scratch in 2019 , recovering the spaces of an old ruined monastery, with terraces and loggias surrounded by greenery.
The two structures, which can offer a total of more than 80 accommodations, are connected by a glass tunnel and embrace an oasis of greenery within which stands the splendid heated swimming pool, served by a dedicated bar area.
Overlooking the swimming pool, with a large window, here is the fully equipped gym, which enjoys natural light and offers the assistance of a personal trainer.
Two restaurants, both also open to customers outside the hotel, as well as all the R Collection services, the Gourmet 1827 Restaurant which, despite the name that recalls the year of the first edition of the Betrothed, amazes for its daring decor and very current and for the spectacular cellar, and a more traditional restaurant overlooking the lake, but which offers, in addition to the innovative cuisine of the young chef, also the possibility of tasting the very light gourmet pizzas of the Neapolitan pizza chef who brings the gastronomic suggestions of Campania to the banks of the Lario.
The very spacious Erre SPA deserves a separate chapter. 1200 square meters dedicated to wellness with Finnish and Mediterranean saunas, emotional showers and ice cabins, Kneipp paths, relaxation rooms and the possibility of beauty treatments entrusted to the skilled hands of specialized personnel.
The offer is completed by the Erre Boutique which offers customers the opportunity to purchase a piece of the emotions experienced on holiday through the highly environmentally sustainable products designed specifically for R Collection.
The private motorboats of the hotel depart from the landing stage in front of the hotel entrance, offering a direct connection with the two hotels in Varenna, set in a splendid botanical garden dating back to the 1400s that offers peace, serenity and well-being to the eyes and to the mind. A journey through scents and magical sensations, an ideal destination for a romantic stay for two, but also for refined green events.
Breathtaking landscapes, superior quality of structures, customization of services, these are the main ingredients of the successful recipe of R Collection on Lake Como, which create a mix of sensory, cultural, environmental and gastronomic dimensions, for an unforgettable tailor-made luxury experience.