VRetreats CollectionWe are delighted to announce that ASA Luxury are proudly working with the VRetreats hotel portfolio. VRetreats is a collection of Italian Lifestyle Hotels in spectacular locations including Venice, Sardinia, Sicily, Rome and Puglia. The collection is perfect for lovers of Italian art, history and culture, with each hotel set in historic buildings, possessing a strong personality and sense of place. Their aim is to grant visitors access to the beauty of Italy, and all that the country is known and admired for – the art of living well, beautiful landscapes and cultural heritage.
Ca’ di Dio, Venice
The five-star Patricia Urquiola-designed hotel Ca’ di Dio, is set in a building with a fascinating history, which dates back to 1272. It is located at the entrance to the Arsenale area, known as the Contemporary Art District of Venice and the setting for the iconic Biennale. The hotel comprises 57 suites and nine Deluxe rooms. The hotel features many places for guests to relax; two internal courtyards are home to the hotel’s Alchemia Bar and Essentia Restaurant and the indoor-outdoor VERO restaurant looks onto the lagoon. The spacious reading room is ideal for a moment’s peace after a busy day sightseeing, and the Pura spa and wellness area offers an array of spoiling treatments.
Cala Cuncheddi, Olbia, Sardinia
Cala Cuncheddi is a gem set in the Capo Ceraso promontory in Sardinia, with panoramic views of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Situated in a magnificent private park with century-old olive trees, it is just a few steps from its own enchanting infinity pool and private beach. The beautiful Li Cuncheddi beach resort with gold sand, crystal clear shallow waters, and dramatic cliffs is a short stroll away. The hotel has 85 rooms and suites overlooking the Sardinian Sea and is home to three restaurants, Asumari, Asarena and Zinnibiri which are all inspired by Sardinian culinary culture which combines a passion for traditional recipes and local produce. The two bars, extensive wellness area, Sa Cantina wine bar and very own 16m Papik Yacht make Cala Cuncheddi an unforgettable Sardinian stay.
Atlantis Bay, Taormina, Sicily
The five-star Atlantis Bay is the only hotel located in Mermaids Bay in Taormina, Sicily. The property is characterised by a distinctive architectural style that is reminiscent of an ancient fishing village. All of the 76 rooms and suites have large terraces and spectacular sea views. The views of the majestic cliff of Mermaids Bay and Mediterranean Sea can be enjoyed directly from the rooms or from the hotel’s waterfront platform, where the swimming pool, Kori Bar, Beach Bar and Nui Restaurant can be found. Places nearby to explore include trekking with alpacas up Mount Etna, body rafting, discovering the Alcantara Gorges or hopping in an antique Fiat 500 to explore infamous places featured in ‘The Godfather’. The unique location and magical silence ensure an intimate and relaxing stay.
Mazzaró Sea Palace, Taormina, Sicily
Located in an idyllic bay, along one of the most enchanting stretches of the Sicilian coast, Mazzarò Sea Palace offers five-star luxury with a private beach. The proximity to the town of Taormina makes the property the ideal place for a trip filled with history, nature and relaxation. The 70 rooms and suites all offer a unique view of the Mediterranean Sea. A harmonious mix of marine inspired colours, red shades of Sicilian marble, and gold sandy tones blend into the contemporary and sumptuous style of the rooms and apartments. For upmost luxury, the exclusive Pool Suites offer heated swimming pools and whirlpools on their private terraces. The enchanting backdrop of the Mediterranean Sea is the crown jewel of the Armònia Restaurant and Almarè Bar lounge area.
Donna Camilla Savelli, Rome
Designed and built by Francesco Borromini, Donna Camilla Savelli is a 99-room hotel housed inside a 17th-century convent in the heart of Rome in the lively Trastevere district in Rome. The property has an incredible history which dates back to 1642, when noblewoman Camilla Savelli directed the build of the convent of Santa Maria dei Sette Dolori and the adjacent church. Following a meticulously studied restoration aimed at safeguarding the Baroque architecture, Donna Camilla Savelli reopened its doors to the public in 2008. Today it continues to offer guests a home where they can enjoy a Roman holiday surrounded by beauty, art, and culture. The Il Ferro e il Fuoco restaurant offers authentic Roman flavours with a contemporary twist. The internal garden houses Bar Bistrot, a tranquil place to rest and delight in a true Italian aperitif. Trastevere is one of the oldest and most characteristic districts of the Eternal City and it perfectly matches the hospitality offered by Donna Camilla Savelli. Filled with bars, historic trattorias and hidden squares, it has been a delegate of Roman folklore over the centuries, handing down its original character to this very day.
Palazzo Sant’Anna, Lecce, Puglia
Created by entrepreneur Beatrice Baldisser, Palazzo Sant’Anna is a luxury hotel, inspired by the philosophy of ‘relaxation, wellbeing and feeling at home’. The property is situated within the walls of the old city of Lecce, in the South of Italy in Puglia. The Ancient restored mansion offers 16 luxury rooms and suites in three historical buildings, perfect for an exclusive stay away. Each room is unique in style but were all collectively created using oriental techniques from Vatsu Shastra. They optimise energy flow, and the furniture is arranged to ensure perfect mental and physical healthy, particularly during sleep. The property has a rooftop terrace with an outdoor cinema, a bar and a new bistro serving locally sourced fresh and organic food. Spa treatments are also available, and two rooms will be added to the property this year as well as a luxury spa.