Hotel Melia Campione: when an event becomes an amazing experience
Before I tell you all about this particular hotel, I believe a general presentation of the Melià hotel chain is necessary. Are you ready to dive into a sea of splendor?
Over 350 hotels in 40 different countries, about 87,000 rooms, millions of employees, these are just some of the thousand reasons why you should consider staying here when traveling. Meliá Hotels International is one of the most important hotel chains of all time. It was founded in 1956 by Gabriel Escarrer Juliá in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
On 3rd June 2011, the hotel group changed its name from Sol Meliá to Meliá Hotels International. Its portfolio of brands includes Gran Meliá, Meliá, ME, Innside, Sol and Paradisu and Tryp by Wyndham.
Each hotel is like a perfectly orchestrated play, which is why guests leave with a big smile on their face.
If you’ve been following me for some time, you already know all about my trip to Cape Verde earlier this year. I had the pleasure of visiting the beachfront Melià Resort (Tortuga Beach and Dunas Beach). With its spectacular suites and marvelous swimming pools, it offers an all-encompassing resort experience. Its natural beauty makes it the perfect base to discover the island of Sal.
This Melià Resort is the ultimate embodiment of indoor-outdoor living and this was one of the aspects I enjoyed the most. The fabulous Algodoeiro coast, with its white sand, feels like it’s part of the resort, something I’ve come across at other Melià hotels.
HOW MANY MELIÀ HOTELS ARE THERE IN ITALY?
In Italy there are 6 Hotel Meliá:
- Meliá Campione in Campione d’Italia
- Me Milan Il Duca and Meliá Milan, in Milan
- Gran Meliá Rome in Rome
- Meliá Genova in Genoa
- Villa Capri Hotel & SPA on the Island of Capri
MELIÀ CAMPIONE IN CAMPIONE D’ITALIA
I had the pleasure of staying at the Meliá Campione, located in Campione d’Italia, near Lake Lugano.
Where is it? What makes it so special? I talk about this in greater detail here “Campione d’Italia, a charming Italian village in the heart of Switzerland“, so if you want to know more, I strongly recommend you go and read it. I’m sure you’ll find it useful! 😉
In a strategic position, just steps away from the casino that made this Italian town famous, the hotel is about 100 meters from a terrace overlooking the lake. The otherworldly views are breathtaking.
The same vistas can be enjoyed from the guest room’s balconies.
I stayed in one of the rooms on the fourth floor (out of five in total) and I wanted to stay there forever. One morning, I went on the balcony to see the first lights of the morning color the sky and Lugano greeted me ‘buongiorno’. As I stood there I marveled at the beautiful scenery before me, with the scent of jasmine in the air, the fishermen coming home and the sunrise in the background.
THE GUEST ROOMS AT THE MELIÀ CAMPIONE HOTEL
Though well-appointed and with thoughtful details, the highlight of my room was definitely the panoramic view – absolutely breathtaking! Especially at sunrise and sunset.
I also had the opportunity to vist the top-floor suites. Two of these, the ‘business man’ and the ‘femme fatale’, are themed suites and enjoy beautiful lake views.
THE INAUGURATION OF THE SPA AT THE MELIÀ CAMPIONE HOTEL
During my visit, the hotel spa was inaugurated. The Elite Wellness Boutique comprises of a swimming pool, sauna, hammam, chromotherapy showers and treatment rooms. Elite is a brand created to offer 360-degrees wellness experiences for the discerning customer. As a result, a first-rate service is guaranteed, with the best professionals in the industry.
The spa’s motto does not differ much from reality: “the right time to relax is when you do not have time to do it” and the treatments on offer confirm this: massages (relaxing, decontracting, lymphatic), body care (exfoliation, body wraps, algae mud, hairdressing), face and hand treatments, as well as personalized spa experiences.
The space is cozy, well-kept and with a soothing atmosphere.
WHEN AN EVENT BECOMES AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE
Once arrived at the Melià Campione, we enjoyed a superb meal with delicacies from the Italian region of Campania.
Immediately after our meal, we tried the new spa and then went on a short boat trip on Lake Lugano, which perfectly showcased the beauty of the lake.
In my opinion, any landscape, when viewed from the water, takes on a particular, magical, picturesque charm. And the same thing happened with Morcote, awarded for being the most beautiful village in Switzerland in 2016. A long staircase leads to the imposing Baptistery of St. Anthony which dominates the lake from its privileged position.
An evening of music and fun followed our excursions, with a pleasant breeze relieving us of the summer heat. Only a couple of steps and I found myself in front of Lake Lugano again, which was, once more, a marvelous sight.
Definitely a place you want to come back to. And I really hope I get to soon.
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