After a period of closure due to coronavirus, Lefay Resort & Spa Dolomiti, which opened in 2019, and Lefay Resort Garda are now reopening, Dolomiti on 25th June and Garda on 2nd July.
Lefay Resorts’ second luxury eco spa resort is constructed in a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Italian Dolomites in the ski area of Madonna di Campiglio, the largest in the Trentino region. The new sustainable mountain resort offers Lefay’s award winning wellness method combining classical Chinese medicine with modern Western techniques.
Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti features 88 Suites, two restaurants, bars, ski and bike rooms and a 5000 sqm Lefay Spa including swimming pools, relaxation areas, saunas and treatment rooms, making this one of the largest spas in the entire Alpine region.
Signature treatments use their own Lefay SPA philosophy and the resort’s new SPA menu includes pre- and post-ski and hiking massages as well as classes for releasing tension and stretching muscles and state-of-the-art gym equipment to improve strength, balance, flexibility and core stability. The wet area includes a sports swimming pool, indoor/outdoor pool and a zone of saunas and steam baths of varying temperatures.
Consistent with the core values of a sustainable brand, the resort blends perfectly in to the surrounding landscape and interprets local traditional architecture, using materials associated with mountain buildings such as stone and wood and simple finishing touches. Even in terms of energy consumption, the resort is extremely sensitive to the environment. Being certified by ClimaHotel, it will be supplied by renewable energy sources, controlled by advanced electrical, thermic and hydric systems.
The suites offer views of the valleys and dramatic peaks or over the woods surrounding the resort. and range from a Junior Suite to the exclusive Royal Pool & Spa Suite featuring a private treatment zone, two saunas, and indoor and outdoor whirlpools.
The restaurants serve seasonal, organic produce with an Italian culinary heritage. The Organic Restaurant offers ethical dishes and food from organic certified producers. The main restaurant with views over the mountains features traditional recipes and contemporary Italian flavours.
The resort also features 23 Wellness Residences with direct access to the wellness area and the two restaurants.
The Madonna di Campiglio ski area has winter glaciers and 150km of slopes ideal for skiers of all levels and four snowboard parks accessible with a single ski pass. During the Summer months, the region provides great hiking trails, mountain biking and horse riding.
Focusing on locally sourced organic cuisine, Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti has also opened a new fine dining restaurant that celebrates the Dolomites and the mountain that surround the Property. The restaurant menu takes an ‘altimetric’ approach to dining, with ingredients and dishes divided into three categories according to their altitude: Valley Floor, Mountain Pasture and High Mountain.
The new spa and ski eco resort, which opened in a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Italian Dolomites in August 2019, has named the restaurant ‘Grual’ after the mountain that provides the backdrop to the Property.
Dishes are created using seasonal produce from the Trentino-Alto Adige region in northern Italy where the hotel is located. Examples include mountain potatoes and white fish sourced from the nearby Valley Floor; mountain eggs, beef and Nostrano Stravecchio (a regional hard cow’s milk cheese) from the Alpine Pastures; and Alpine Char, a cold-water fish native to Alpine Lakes, and Roe Deer from the High Mountain.
Dishes have been created by Matteo Maenza, Executive Chef of Lefay Resorts who spent many months researching ingredients and recipes in order to accurately know where they are derived from and every aspect of their production cycle. Guests can choose between two tasting menus (8 or 12 courses) or from an à la carte menu with highlights including – Arctic char gnocchi with crayfish and yarrow; brown trout with fennel, celeriac and dandelion oil and saddle of roe deer with herbs, polenta Taragna croquette and clover.
For pudding there are dishes such as red fruit and vanilla meringue and apple, raisin and spirit puff pasties, as well as an extensive selection of cheese from the Trentino-Alto Adige region. The meal can be completed by a range of herbal infusion teas from the wood including “Purity” made from Trentino apple, verbena, fennel seeds, peony petals, lavender flowers and sage leaves and “Balance” using ginger, cinnamon, verbena, chamomile, lavender flowers.
The design of the restaurant has been inspired by an enchanted forest with metal leaves on the ceiling and trees used as a frame for the room. There are floor to ceiling windows with views down the valley.
The resort has a 5,000 sqm Lefay Spa, making it one of the largest spas in the entire Alpine region. The spa offers Lefay’s award winning wellness method combining Classical Chinese Medicine with modern Western techniques. The signature energy treatments aim to rebalance and rejuvenate the body and mind by stimulating the Classical Chinese meridians to activate the energy systems ensuring that the treatment is deep and long lasting. These include an extensive choice of energy massages and facials, body and facial rituals and anti-ageing treatments.
Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti has 88 Suites, 22 Residences, two restaurants, bars, an indoor outdoor/pool, an indoor whirlpool and an indoor lap pool plus ski and bike rooms.
Prices at Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti start from €320 Euros per night with breakfast and tax. The eight-course tasting menu starts from €90 per person.
At Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda, leading the way in sustainable tourism in the luxury arena in Italy, the family-owned resort has developed its own Spa Method to offer innovative wellness programmes combining traditional Chinese medicine with modern Western techniques. Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda is set in 27 acres of woodland and olive trees in the Alto Garda National Park overlooking Lake Garda. The Resort has 21 treatment rooms, five different types of sauna, a salt water lake for flotation therapies and indoor and outdoor swimming pools with spectacular views.
In 2016 Lefay Resort & Spa launched its own cosmetic line, building on the innovative holistic approach to beauty for which the resort has become synonymous with. The new collection features 50 products across five different lines, making it one of the broadest product ranges produced by a spa.
The award-winning luxury eco-spa resort has launched a five-night stress-busting programme to relieve the body and mind from the effects of tension and increase energy levels.
Detoxing from stress is as important as any health detox. Prolonged stress causes chemicals in the body to build up, creating symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, skin problems, digestive issues, depression and joint pain. The new ‘Recovery of Original Energy’ programme re-sets energy levels, by combining neuroscience with Classical Chinese medicine. The effectiveness of the treatments is continually overseen by qualified doctors through Heart Rate Variability Measurement (HRV) which evaluates how the body is coping with stress and able to regenerate.
Adapted according to individual needs, the anti-stress programme begins with a medical consultation and examination to determine energy and anxiety levels, and an Anti-Ageing Check-Up to see how well the body is producing antioxidants. These are followed by a phytotherapy session to create a bespoke classical Chinese herbal tea prescription, which can be followed while at Lefay and at home.
Combining 17 treatments and activities, highlights include two ’La Quiete’ energising, stress-releasing body massages. New for 2019, this massage uses slow movements with medium pressure that builds to stimulate energy points, releasing muscle tension and leading to deep relaxation. The body will feel rejuvenated, creating an overall sense of lightness, relaxation and peace of mind.
Guests will also have two ‘L’Essenza’ anti-stress tuina massages – an ancient Chinese technique that works on acupuncture points and energy channels; two moxibustion treatments, a Chinese therapeutic technique, which involves the application of heat to areas of the skin near acupuncture points or energy pathways, to boost energy flow; and one Lefay SPA anti-stress foot reflexology treatment.
Further bringing peace to mind and body, the programme also includes a session in the indoor saltwater thalassotherapy pool, ‘La Luna nel Lago’; two Qi Gong sessions, which requires coordinated posture, movement, breathing and meditation to rebalance physical energy and a guided walk in the resort’s energy and therapeutic garden, which has five stages designed to evoke reflection.
The programme ends with a final examination and personalised recommendations including specific exercises to ensure guests leave the resort feeling calm, refreshed and motivated and continue to see the benefits once at home.
The ‘Recovery of Original Energy’ programme costs €2,500 per person for five nights accommodation, all meals and treatments.