When it's all ready to debut, the villa, which is set on 11-and-a-half acres of gardens and parkland, will have 58 rooms. A selection of suites will offer mezzanine floors, optimizing the dramatic high ceilings of the main house. Hillside suites, nestled into the garden areas, will provide private conservatories, sunken baths and Tuscan views. The villa's penthouse suite will offer multi-level living space with an outdoor plunge pool and a private rooftop terrace with dazzling views of Fiesole and Florence.
A holistic day spa will have a menu of ancient Eastern practices that will be performed by skilled Thai therapists. The spa will include a year-round heated and partially covered pool, a fitness center and a restaurant, which together will operate as a hotel facility, plus a private club for locals. No worries, though; there will also be another pool, reserved for guests only. Il Salviatino will also have a gourmet al fresco restaurant.
Thornbury, United Kingdom
Kings and queens have stayed here. Courtiers have flirted with ladies-in-waiting in the ancient yew-hedged gardens. Serving girls have chattered in the stone-flagged courtyard. Today, Thornbury Castle still resonates with history... more >>
Saint-Jean Cap-Ferrat, France
The Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, a Four Seasons Hotels, entirely refurbished by Pierre-Yves Rochon, re-opened its doors on 15th May 2009 after 14 months of extension and refurbishment work. The new wing, the "Residence", created... more >>