Mandarin Oriental to open resort on Lake Como in April
Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como will open its doors to the public on April 15, following the renovation of the historic lakefront property. The hotel is surrounded by natural beauty, enjoying a private, serene setting on the sunlit shores of the lake, nestled within verdant botanical gardens.
The property is in Blevio, one of the loveliest villages in the region, within easy reach of Milan and Malpensa International airport, while central Como and the region’s many attractions are all close by.
The 19th Century Villa Roccabruna is at the heart of the resort which features 21 rooms, 52 suites and two private, stand-alone villas. Acclaimed interior designer, Eric Egan, has overseen the refresh of the resort’s accommodation and public areas, creating a sense of modern Italian elegance and subtle oriental charm.
The botanical gardens that surround the resort are home to more than 50 different species of plants, trees and flowers. Italian landscape designer, Patrizia Pozzi, chose materials and styles that refer to the neoclassical elements of the original Villa and gardens, creating a verdant setting that provides places for private relaxation and escape.
Acclaimed Executive Chef Vincenzo Guarino and his experienced team oversee the restaurants and bars at Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como, offering an authentic cuisine based on traditional Mediterranean dishes, inspired by local seasonal produce.
CO.MO Bar and Bistrot, with its spacious terrace overlooking the lake, is the ideal place for informal dining at any time of day, and for a traditional Italian aperitivo or after-dinner drinks created by expert mixologists.
Contemporary fine dining restaurant, L˜ARIA, is tucked away within a lakefront building in the heart of the gardens, serving Vincenzo Guarino’s creative expression of Mediterranean cuisine.
Extending out from the shoreline, the resort’s swimming pool and spacious sundeck float on the lake. Guests can bask on sun loungers by the pool from mid-morning to sunset and enjoy refreshing drinks and snacks at the Pool Bar throughout the day.
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como is a wellness destination in itself. Inspired by the pristine water of the lake, it offers its own distinctive selection of heat and water experiences and Mandarin Oriental’s recognised holistic approach to wellbeing. The spacious facility includes four private spa suites, a beauty studio and a fully equipped Technogym fitness centre.
The romantic backdrop of tranquil lake, majestic hills and beautiful gardens, provides the perfect setting for weddings, celebrations and private events.
“We are looking forward to welcoming our first guests to Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como very soon,” said General Manager Samuel Porreca. “Mandarin Oriental’s first resort in Europe will be a welcome destination for discerning travellers looking for ultimate privacy, unparalleled views and award-winning cuisine, supported by the brand’s legendary service.”
For guests wanting to be the first to visit the new Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como, the resort has launched a new ‘Lake Como Experience’ package. Starting from EUR 575 per night, the offer includes a lakefront breakfast for two, a three-course lunch or dinner at CO.MO Bar and Bistrot, daily access to the Spa’s heat and water facilities and 10% off all spa treatments.