In a dreamy celebration of la dolce vita, Belmond Hotels partners with luxury brand Dior, to unveil an exclusive wellness experience unlike any other within the gardens of Splendido, A Belmond Hotel, Portofino. By Milo Losmithgul
Those who enjoy a taste of the finer things in life have much to get excited about this summer, as Belmond — revered as a leader in luxury travel experiences — joins Dior for a collaboration quite unlike any other. A celebration of la dolce vita, the partnership takes the form of a well-being experience, set amidst the whimsical gardens of Splendido, A Belmond Hotel, Portofino as well as Bagni Fiore, arguably one of the most beautiful beaches on the Italian Riviera. From a beachside concept store, to a pop-up spa named ‘Garden of Dreams’, here’s what to expect.
Garden of Dreams: A Pop-Up Spa at Portofino
At the hotel itself, guests can expect to see a pop-up spa, consisting of two Dior spa gazebos set up within the property’s tranquil gardens, with front-row views of the glistening Portofino bay. Here, an extensive treatment menu of face and body treatments will be offered, together with especially-designed techniques that draw on the expertise of Dior skincare.
Aptly titled ‘Jardin des Rêves Dior’, which loosely translates to Dior’s garden of dreams, the space takes inspiration from the surrounding flower gardens and rich foliage, with the House’s iconic fabric decorating the gazebos in a fresh, leafy-green.
We are particularly excited to try the new Dior Bronze Signature Massage, which was especially launched for the collaboration. With referential nods to Dior’s eponymous skincare line, the massage offers the perfect way to boost your skin’s inner glow, while lounging beneath the Italian sunshine.
Shop in Paradise: Dior’s Summer Concept Store
Along with the pop-up spa, the Maison will also be launching a wholly unique concept store, which will feature a limited edition version of the Escale à Portofino perfume, called the ‘Splendido Edition’. Two decks of the Bagni Fiore beach club, along with the lounge bar itself, will also be beautifully transformed with Dior’s signature toile de Jouy pattern to feature a vibrant green hue.
Inside the concept store, guests can indulge in a bit of much-needed summer shopping, with a wide range of ready-to-wear options that go from the Dioriviera capsule, to pieces from the men’s wardrobe.
To find out more about the collaboration, visit belmond.com.
(This story first appeared on Prestige Thailand)
Related: Miami Beach’s Newest Luxury Residential Building Is An Instagram Dream — With Panoramic Ocean Views