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Italian Wellness Property Preidlhof Launches New Additions

by Ron Bernthal

Oct 25, 2022

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The award-winning destination spa Preidlhof, in the picturesque northern Italian town of Naturno, South Tyrol, just a 40-minute drive from Bolzano, launched a series of new additions to the luxury wellness property.

 

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These include two new outdoor Garden Spa suites with 12 additional resort and spa services, including new thermal water wellness treatments, olive oil tastings and massages, and unique resort excursions, all designed to enhance guests’ experiences. With 71 rooms and suites, Preidlhof has carved out a first-class reputation as a leading holistic, preventative and medical health retreat for adults (guests aged 16 and over).

 

Two new Garden Spa Suites opened in the resort’s Mediterranean Garden. Set amid lavender bushes, olive trees and citrus plants overlooking the beautiful mountainside valley, Garden Spa Suites are available to guests from March through October and include treatments such as aroma, candle and Hawai’ian massages, which aim to treat the mind as well as the body. The suites are configured to open up to the sky and mountains, displaying a stunning view of the surrounding area.

 

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Inspired by the traditional Merano bathing ritual, the new hydrotherapy experiences are enjoyed in the resort’s 861-square-foot indoor pool and in private whirlpools infused with regenerative bath oil blends. The mineral-rich water is sourced from a 400-year-old spring located under Reinhold Messner Castle, three miles away. The resort also offers water massages, conducted in the resort’s thermal Infinity Sky Pool, where a therapist uses water to knead and apply pressure to the body through constant aquatic movement. During this experience, guests enjoy a deep sense of relaxation while effortlessly floating in the healing waters, enhanced by calming music playing below the surface.

 

Medical thermal therapies also integrate with a host of new multisensorial treatments in the Transformational Journey Retreat. These treatments are inspired by research into the brain’s ability to process data from different senses simultaneously. The Transformational Journey Retreat is a unique creative wellness experience geared toward facilitating inner transformation through heightened awareness of the senses.

 

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To complement an Italian stay and enhance the tastebuds, the resort offers 46° Parallel Olive Oil tastings, an exclusive blend of organic olive oils produced in the 46° parallel of the world, considered one of the most ideal climates for olive oil production. The sensory journey can be further enhanced with a 46° Parallel olive oil massage, a deeply comforting massage available to all guests on the à la carte treatment menu. Tastings and massages can be experienced in the newly opened Garden Spa Suites.

 

The Full Moon Sound Healing Ritual takes place during a full moon at 10p.m . in the Mediterranean Garden. The ritual occurs in complete darkness, except for the moon’s brightness and canopy of stars, and is guided by the soft voice of a therapist and various instrumental sounds. It’s the perfect way to wind down before bed.

 

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The resort also recently launched a series of additional weekly classes and off-property excursions for guests to sign up and enjoy. These new offerings include forest bathing at nearby Lake Vernago; sunrise mountain hikes in Merano; awakening classes to channel internal rhythm; morning coffee overlooking the Italian Dolomites; unique yoga classes, such as Face Yoga, Laughter Yoga and Sleep Yoga; Vespa excursion with gelato and a tour of Naturno; cable-car rides for mountain views; and wine tastings at a nearby family-owned vineyard.

 

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Preidlhof’s new offerings are under the stewardship of Patrizia Bortolin who holds the title of wellness alchemist & spa concept designer at Preidlhof. Throughout her career, Bortolin’s  passion for creativity and nurturing sees Preidlhof as a force for enhancing well-being. The new experiences, classes and treatments reinforce this belief, grounded in the idea of balancing joy and pleasure (hedonic wellbeing) with value and purpose (Eudaimonic wellbeing). These concepts complete the award-winning resort’s wellness philosophy, referred to as The Preidlhof Way.

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