DUBAI, UAE –– Spread across just a handful of days, Milan Fashion Week is a frenzy of fashionable events and overflowing diaries. With the spring/summer 2017 edition taking place this , Grand Hotel Tremezzo, just a 90-minute drive from Milan on Lake Como, offers the ideal retreat for preparation, recovery and relaxation before or after the hectic schedule – not to mention a suitably fashionable atmosphere of its own.
Lake Como is not just another pretty destination: as one of the largest producers of silk fabric in Italy and Europe, season after season it plays an important role on catwalks around the world. Becoming Italy’s largest silk producer at the turn of the 18th century, the industry still thrives today with exclusive names such as Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel, Armani, Hermès and Valentino relying on Como’s exceptional silks – with 3,200 tonnes of the fabric created annually by 23,000 Comaschi (Como’s residents). For a thorough understanding of the region’s history of silk production through seminars, exhibitions and guided tours, guests can visit the Educational Silk Museum, located half an hour from Grand Hotel Tremezzo, in Como itself.
Neighbouring the hotel – and easily accessed with the Grand Hotel’s venetian vintage Lancia – historic Bellagio is dotted with silk shops boasting luxurious scarves, foulards and ties – the latter of which requires 100 cocoons to weave a single piece – for lavish souvenirs and gifts. It’s not just silk on offer, however, with Italian-leather shoes, bags and belts adding another level of shopping indulgence, and boutiques laden with the newest looks from designers such as Missoni, Cavalli and Versace.
Away from the buzz of Milan’s city streets and frenetic schedule, Lake Como is a unique destination where exceptional fashion mingles with an air of relaxed luxury. Sitting on the lake’s most prestigious location, in the heart of Lake Como, Grand Hotel Tremezzo is the ideal respite before and after Milan Fashion Week. Opulent suites are inspired by such fashionable ladies as Greta Garbo and Princess Carlotta, and are drenched in decadent fabrics befitting the region’s history. At T Spa, pre-show preening and post-event decompressing is just a pampering treatment away, with Mosaico Studio, a glamorous spot dedicated to sumptuous manicures and pedicures; and the Grand Detox with a lymphatic massage and ESPA marine algae wrap being just the thing to begin to refresh after a week of full-on fashion.
For information and reservations contact Grand Hotel Tremezzo reservation office on +39 0344 42491 or email reservations@
About Grand Hotel Tremezzo:
Dating back to 1910 with art nouveau style and decoration, the family-owned Grand Hotel Tremezzo commands one of the most enchanting positions on Lake Como with spectacular panoramic views of both the town of Bellagio, the Riviera delle Azalee and the stunning Grigne Mountains. The historic hotel has 90 rooms and suites, each of which offers guests breathtaking views of the lake or the hotel’s century-old 20,000-sqm park and gardens. The hotel has three swimming pools: Water on the Water, a floating pool in front of the private beach; Flowers Pool, a pool surrounded by its own delightful private gardens; and the indoor T Spa Infinity Pool. They have also partnered with ESPA so guests may indulge in a new and chic spa experience, while a brand-new “hidden” T Spa Suite is offered to those looking to experience a whole new private-spa experience. Enjoy the best in fine dining at La Terrazza restaurant, with menus created by renowned Italian chef Gualtiero Marchesi. Alternatively, L’Escale Fondues & Wine Bar offers a more informal option for a dinner based on fondues and barbecues; while T Pizza, set in the beautiful hotel gardens, is where guests can enjoy wood-fired pizza; or try T Beach for tasting delicious grilled meat and fish onshore.