South Tyrol is one of Italy's most avant-garde regions in terms of natural treatments and hospitality.
On the slopes of the natural park, Monte Corno, Maria Luisa Manna has created a unique, cosmopolitan resort that is in perfect harmony with the surrounding landscape, thanks to the use of ecological materials such as wood, copper and glass. Sustainability is a top priority at Manna Resort, and even during construction, care was taken to use sustainable, recycled and local materials as much as possible and to engage local and regional suppliers, and Manna is certified as a climate neutral resort.
The project was realized by architect Klaus Gummerer for Studio Pichler Architects together with designer Enrico Moretti from Studio Moretti Interiors and fulfilled Maria Luisa Manna's wish to create "a small part of the world in a corner of South Tyrol".
Pichler Architects together with Moretti Interiors, have created an extraordinary accommodation with Asian influences, harmoniously blended into the beautiful nature, on a 12,000 square meter hillside property. The hotel follows the contours of the hills and valleys with a terraced profile and ensures that every room has the best possible view of the landscape. The resort offers 15 individually designed suites and junior suites, as well as three log cabins, two fine dining restaurants, a spa and gym, and a centre for complementary medicine.
Built on the ashes of an old sawmill, Manna Resort has a main hotel with original themed rooms. Africa, Japan, Russia, Arabia, Lapland, France and Sweden are just a few of the 15 locations that define the resort's suites.
The themed apartments were born from a strong passion for travel. Manna thus "goes around the world" immersing itself in exotic or arctic atmospheres, from the Maasai masks of Africa to the elk horns of Lapland, from the metropolitan moods of New York to the Middle Eastern treasures of Thailand, the primary source of inspiration for the spa rooms. Black and gold tones, fragrant essences, details that evoke oriental spirituality: in the spa centre begins an inner journey to the root of well-being, interwoven with lights and perfumes, colours and melodies that evoke the magic of a country, Thailand, which by its very nature is a haven for body and spirit.
Spa is a source of pure well-being. The rooms ideally open to the outside thanks to the large windows that seem to dematerialize the border between the interior and the greenery of the forest that surrounds the rear, while the furniture elements and refined details create a fascinating fusion of Western and Eastern traditions. In the spa centre, dedicated areas such as a Finnish sauna, a steam bath, a Mediterranean bath, showers, indoor and outdoor pools await you, as well as a small bio-pool, large elegant and quiet relaxation areas and a refreshment area with herbal teas. The spa completes a large area dedicated to massages and rituals, masterfully performed by a team coming from Thailand, especially therapists, experts in Thai rituals and specific treatments that combine modern technologies with ancient traditions.
Not far from the hotel, there are three cottages from 55 to 75m², where guests can find even more privacy and space. Two log cabins under a striking porphyry rock share an artfully curved outdoor pool, while a third log cabin crowns the rocky outcrop.
All the open spaces of the Manna resort seduce at first glance. From the pool to the lounge along the canal with oriental echoes to the brightly lit spa, every detail is designed to take the guest on an emotional journey where design becomes a tool to awaken the senses.