Opening of two new hotel complexes in Sicily and Piedmont
Radisson Hotel Group is delighted to announce the launch of the group’s newest brand, Radisson Individuals, in Italy with the opening of two unique resort properties in Syracuse, Sicily and Alagna Valsesia, Piedmont, in partnership with the Mira group.
Borgo di Luce I Monasteri Golf Resort & Spa, member of Radisson Individuals enjoys a secluded location in the countryside just minutes from Syracuse, in southern Sicily. The sprawling historic villa has a millennial history and was originally built as a Benedictine monastery. Home to prestigious noble families including the Catalans and the barons of Melilli, the hotel has undergone a major renovation. Borgo di Luce I Monasteri Golf Resort & Spa, a member of Radisson Individuals, now consists of three buildings surrounded by green citrus orchards, palm trees, carob trees and olive trees.
The 102 rooms all have individual entrances on the ground floor for maximum privacy and comfort, overlooking the gardens, golf course or interior patios of the former monastery. The elegant decoration and tasteful furnishings of the rooms range from contemporary to classic, depending on their location in the building. All rooms have plenty of natural light and most have a private veranda.
The resort’s 18-hole par 71 golf course, the I Monasteri Golf Club, was designed by renowned golf architects Studio Mazzacane. Located in a plantation of citrus and fig trees, the green expanse is the ideal place to practice sport under the Mediterranean sun. The hotel’s Zàgara spa is named after the local fragrant flower and offers a haven of peace and silence. Spanning 300 m2, the spa’s exclusive amenities include a floating therapeutic capsule, Turkish bath, salt room and jacuzzi, rain shower, sauna, relaxation area and five treatment rooms in addition to ‘a fully equipped gym.
The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor dining and offers local dishes inspired by the surrounding rich Sicilian heritage with seasonal ingredients sourced from local fishermen and producers on the island, including fresh fish and modern interpretations of traditional Sicilian recipes paired with Sicilian wines. A lounge bar in the resort’s lobby serves drinks with stunning sunset views, and during the summer the pool bar is open for cocktails and ice cream.
Syracuse, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, dates back to the 8th century BC and was once the largest city in the ancient world, larger than Athens and Corinth. It is home to the Parco Archeologico della Neapolis archaeological site and has many ancient sites, including the Temple of Athena, a Greek theater, and the largest Roman amphitheater in Sicily. The remains of the Byzantines, Arab Muslims, Normans, Frederick II of the Hohenstaufen dynasty, the Aragons and the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies dot the city, testifying to the Mediterranean civilization that spans centuries.
Alagna Mountain Resort & Spa, member of Radisson Individuals is located in the mountain resort of Alagna Valsesia, a well-known destination for mountaineering and winter sports in the Piedmont region, at the foot of Monte Rosa, the second highest mountain in the Alps and Western Europe. The hotel has 49 luxurious suites in a modern interpretation of the traditional “Walser” chalet style, with many rooms offering mezzanines and private balconies.
The hotel’s Acqua Bianca Wellness & Spa offers a range of post-sport treatments to relax the muscles after a busy day. Facilities include ice waterfalls, sauna, Turkish bath, massage cabins, Jacuzzis and a heated indoor and outdoor swimming pool with views of the surrounding mountains. The Corno Bianco restaurant offers a creative culinary touch using local products with a passion for authentic taste, offering meat, fish, cold cuts and cheeses from the Valsesia Valley and the surrounding Piedmont region. During the winter season, the Im Land pub serves small plates and snacks, with live music or karaoke for after-dinner entertainment.
Thanks to its location in one of the most popular winter sports areas of the Pennine Alps, Radisson Individuals member Alagna Mountain Resort offers easy access to Alagna ski lifts, famous off-piste slopes and freeride, as well as cross-country ski trails and snowshoe trails. It is also inviting during the summer months for hiking, mountaineering, cycling and river sports on the Sesia River.
With the health and safety of clients and team members as a top priority, Borgo di Luce I Monasteri Golf Resort & Spa, member of Radisson Individuals and Alagna Mountain Resort & Spa, member of Radisson Individuals are implementing the Radisson program Hotels Safety Protocol. . The deep cleaning and disinfection protocols have been developed in partnership with SGS, the world leader in inspection, verification, testing and certification, and are designed to ensure the safety and peace of mind of customers from check-in to check-out.