CARBONDALE, CO (October 9, 2013) – Castello di Casole – A Timbers Resort introduces the expansion of its wellness center, Essere Spa, offering a sanctuary for mind, body and soul while channeling the classic grandeur and serenity of the Tuscan region in Italy. Essere – meaning to be – is a luxurious 5,400-square-foot retreat located in the former wine cellar at the 10th century castle turned 41-suite boutique hotel, which was recently ranked No. 1 Resort in Europe by Travel + Leisure readers. Perched above the 4,200-acre estate’s rolling vineyards and olive groves, Essere Spa embodies the Tuscan traditions of personal wellness inspired by authentic ingredients in an atmosphere that is calming and inspiring.
Essere Spa features seven treatment rooms under dramatic barrel-vaulted ceilings and restored stone walls as well as a state-of-the-art fitness facility with Technogym equipment, an outdoor garden terrace for yoga, Pilates and movement classes, private outdoor relaxation terraces, steam showers and a plunge pool. The extended spa menu features signature treatments and rituals utilizing regional treasures and ingredients, products from Italian purveyors Comfort Zone and a new partnership with Germaine Di Cappuccini. Customized programs, training and wellness sessions are offered along with a host of engaging fitness and wellness experiences on the estate and surrounding region including visiting the natural thermal baths in San Filippo and Saturnia, art therapy classes with local painter, Linda Leupold and guided hiking and biking on the estate as well as around the local towns.
“We are pleased to formally introduce the next evolution of Essere Spa to our Owners and guests,” said Kenyon Price, General Manager of Hotel Castello di Casole. “Essere Spa’s recent expansion further allows us to create an unparalleled luxury spa experience where guests can connect with and be inspired by the beauty of Tuscany.”
Signature treatments include the exclusive “Essere Rituals” influenced by the history, tradition and romance of the Tuscan countryside and designed to connect guests with the essential fragrances, herbs and oils of the region. Additional treatment collections include “Essere Bella,” a menu of therapeutic facials; “Essere Rilassato,” for bodywork and massages; “Essere Romantico,” the spa’s intimate treatments for couples and “Essere Forte,” a collection of fitness offerings to strengthen the body and spirit.
The menu includes the following standout offerings:
- “Essere Ritual” – Essere Puro involves a skin-smoothing grape seed oil treatment and a classic massage that infuses orange, cinnamon, and Castello di Casole olive oil to warm muscles and melt tension; completing this exquisite experience is a soothing and hydrating face treatment.
- “Essere Rilassato” – Honey-Infused Massage uses locally harvested Mille Fiori crystalized honey blended with Castello di Casole olive oils to produce an imaginative and original crystalized polish that is applied in long massage strokes to encourage absorption into the skin, moisturizing the body during the soothing massage treatment
- “Essere Bella” – Maiden of the Estate, a luxurious, regenerating facial treatment especially created to help guests feel young again, involves a special facial massage technique for those delicate areas around the eyes, lips and neckline using products rich in natural antioxidants and scientifically advanced ingredients to hydrate and protect
Essere also allows guests to create custom spa packages to encourage an exploration of the elements from the Vintner’s Vibrance – which includes a deep tissue massage, a pedicure and wine – to the One Thousand Flowers – a body exfoliation, wrap and aromatherapy massage.
Hotel Castello di Casole offers the “Relax and Rejuvenate” package for guests to enjoy a complete wellness experience. The three-night package, designed to inspire a rejuvenation of the spirit, a restoration of the mind, and an energizing of the body, includes:
Accommodation in the suite of choice, featuring Bellessere bath amenities made with the
property’s signature scent of sweet almond, lavender and red grape • Breathtaking views of the Tuscan countryside
- Full daily breakfast served at Ristorante Tosca
- Private 60-minute Yoga or Pilates class for two each day
- Full access to Essere Spa and Fitness Center
- 50-minute Essere Classic Relaxation Massage treatments for two
- 50-minute Essere Tuscan Aromatherapy Massage treatment for two
- Dopo Spa ritual offering outdoor and indoor relaxation areas with authentic herbal teas, signature estate-produced Dodici wine spritzer and a fresh spread of light bites
- Benessere three-course dinner for two at Ristorante Tosca, including a bottle of biodynamic wine from the property
- The package is valid through November 30th, 2013, and pricing begins at Euro 970.00 per night
Guests may also purchase gifts at the spa’s retail boutique, which hosts a collection of Italian brands such as La Perla intimates, Prada accessories and Dermastir skincare.
For hotel reservations, please call 1.888.548.9429 for U.S. Toll Free, direct dial to Italy +39.0577.961508, or email [email protected]
For Essere Spa reservations, please call +39.0577.961590 or email [email protected]
About Castello di Casole
Ranked No. 1 in Europe and No. 2 Resort in the World by Travel + Leisure readers for the “World’s Best Awards 2013,” Castello di Casole – A Timbers Resort, is a five-star boutique resort and private residence club in Tuscany, Italy, located 45 minutes southwest of Florence. The historic 4,200-acre estate features 28 artfully restored and reconstructed Tuscan farmhouses available for ownership and a 41-suite boutique hotel that celebrated its grand opening in July 2012. The hotel is complete with a world-class spa and wellness center, swimming pool, pizzeria, stylish bar and visionary fine-dining restaurant, and the estate is home to a model game reserve, 88 acres of vineyards, 13 acres of olive groves and an expansive trail system. Please visit www.castellodicasole.com for more information.
About Timbers Resorts
Since 1999, Timbers Resorts has established a gracious collection of properties in the world’s most sought-after destinations. As the developer and operator of boutique, private resorts, hotels and residence clubs – including ski, golf, leisure and beach locations – Timbers Resorts has created an unrivaled reputation in the luxury resort and real estate industry. Throughout its history, Timbers Resorts has committed to being authentic, unique and respectful of the destination, focusing on family and experiences, and never compromising with regard to quality and service.
In addition, Timbers Resorts has created the Timbers Collection – a portfolio of resorts and residence clubs recognized for their grace, sophistication and overwhelming sense of place. As an Owner at a property in the Timbers Collection, you have the opportunity to further enhance your ownership experience with Timbers Collection Benefits – a host of perks and privileges from some of the most recognized travel and lifestyle partners in the world including Sentient Jet, Hertz, MedJet Assist and more. In addition, ownership assures access to the Timbers Reciprocity Program and the ability to trade your vacation time with other destinations in the portfolio. These are extraordinary places that enrich and invigorate. From the rolling hills of Napa and Tuscany, to the slopes of Aspen, Steamboat and Vail, to the beaches of Cabo San Lucas, and the golf courses of Sonoma and Ireland, and more, the choice is yours.
Current Timbers Collection properties include Dancing Bear Aspen in Aspen, Colorado; Esperanza in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Doonbeg in County Clare, Ireland; The Orchard at The Carneros Inn in Napa, CA; The Rocks Club in Scottsdale, Arizona; The Timbers Club in Snowmass, Colorado; Mayacama in Sonoma, California; The Villas at Rancho Valencia in Rancho Santa Fe, CA; One Steamboat Place in Steamboat Springs, Colorado; Castello di Casole in Tuscany, Italy; The Preserve at Botany Bay on St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands; The Sebastian – Vail in Vail, Colorado.
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