Rejuvenate at Hotel Palace Merano, Italy
February 8, 2023 by Perrie Hartz
A historic luxury wellness property located in Merano, in the South Tyrol region of Italy, Hotel Palace Merano is the perfect place for leisure, rejuvenation, and relaxation. The hotel’s surroundings in this particularly gorgeous area of Italy are peaceful and picturesque and offer incredible views of the soaring snow-capped Dolomite mountains.
Built in 1905, Hotel Palace Merano is one of the last surviving hotels from the Belle Époque era in Merano. In late 2005, the hotel was taken over by entrepreneur Pietro Tosolini, who lead the renovation of all 99 rooms and suites, as well as the pool, fitness center and spa. In the last three years, further work has been carried out to make the Hotel Palace Merano a true wellness flagship in Europe.
Considered a renowned resort town since the 1830’s, Merano is also a place steeped in charm and history, with its meandering ancient streets and historic buildings, all set against the gorgeous backdrop of the mountains. The mild climate and gentle transitions from summer to winter have long made this area of South Tyrol an ideal destination for wellness recovery and relaxation. Nature, energy, and culture are the keystones of any stay here, as the Passirio river flows directly through the town, imbuing it with its vitality.
The hotel boasts spacious, bright and luxurious rooms along with two health restaurants, a tea bar, two terraces, a large reception room, and a delightful botanical garden. The stunning 6,000 m2 Revital wellness center boasts its own medical laboratory, wellness space with 18 ‘cabins’, hydrotherapy department, fitness center, 16m-long indoor swimming pool, sauna, hammam, Kneipp therapy pool, women’s wellness department, and a large outdoor pool with water-jet beds and bar service.
Its world-renowned Revital Spa is set to reopen in February 2023 after undergoing a total renovation. Reimagined by interior designer, Michel Jouannet, the 1,200 m² spa has been completely redesigned from the massage cabins to the fitness room, common areas, hairdressing salon and boutique. Jouannet used materials such as Crema Marfil beige marble, Azul Cascais limestone and Afrormosia wood, in order to draw in more natural light and space, and create a warm and inviting atmosphere. The former 25 massage cabins where Revital’s famous cupping energy massages are performed, have also been reconfigured into 18 more spacious and brighter cabins.
The hotel’s 99 rooms are divided into 23 singles, 32 doubles, 14 junior suites and 30 suites. Guests who travel alone can choose between the Comfort single rooms (with views of the surrounding mountains) or Park Deluxe single rooms (with a private balcony overlooking the hotel grounds) ranging between 22-25m2. The spacious double rooms in the Comfort, Park Superior and Park Deluxe categories have splendid views of the mountains around Merano and the hotel grounds, and range from from 30-35m2. Old and new, tradition and modernity co-exist in harmony at The Hotel Palace Merano. The furnishings, the sumptuous upholstery and the contemporary details make each space feel warmly welcoming and positively enchanting.
Junior Suites offer living room areas and private terraces or balconies, while the Panorama suites are on the 6th floor and have large windows letting in plenty of natural light. The ultra-luxe Sissi Imperial Suite is on the fourth floor and is an elegant, large suite comprised of two bedrooms, a dining room, and a separate drawing room.
While the new Castle Rooftop Suites offer breathtaking views over the grounds and beyond to the surrounding mountains. Suites situated in the historical Castle Maur building include the Castle Rooftop Deluxe Suite, the Castle Park Deluxe Suite, the Castle Rooftop Comfort Suite, and the Castle Comfort Suite.
The world-renowned Hotel Palace Merano’s innovative wellness techniques, together with new methods dedicating to achieving longevity, help make it a leader in preventive healthcare, particularly in the field of detox, rejuvenation, and wellbeing. TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), medical technologies and Western medical practices together form the basis for boosting patients’ vitality and re-activating their bodies’ natural ability to heal.
The Hotel Palace Merano’s customized wellness treatments are intended to be preventive in nature and are designed to detoxify the body, allow it to regenerate, and encourage an increase in vital energy. With its innovative Revital Detox for Longevity program, the Hotel Palace Merano has forged new frontiers in detox concepts. Detox, Prevention, and Anti-aging are the foundation stones of this method, and the principal objectives are to improve quality of life, enhance physical and mental performance, and ease the aging process.
The treatments include a personalized assessments of organic toxicity levels, a detox diet plan, hydro-mud therapy and drainage treatments, and targeted therapeutic massages and bioenergy treatments aimed at bringing physical and mental energy flows back into balance. The hotel also offers packages that merge wellness treatments with daily sporting activities and personal training sessions, along with vitamin-rich IV drips. 6-day, 4-day, and 3-day programs are available, allowing guests to experience the Revital method in a shorter timeframe, if need be. The hotel’s medical and wellness facility boasts more than 6,000m² of space dedicated to Revital treatments, divided between the ground-floor rooms overlooking the grounds and swimming pools, and the medical department on the fifth floor.
The hotel has two lovely restaurants that serve fresh local produce and have seasonal menus. All the antioxidant foods on the Revital Detox and Revital Biolight menus are sourced nearby from local farms. There is also a tea bar and The Lounge, an ideal place to relax over a game of chess and listen to live music every evening.
Outside of the hotel, there is an abundance of outdoor activities and adventures for guests to partake in, all of which can be planned by the property’s concierge. Boat trips on Lake Garda, helicopter tours over the Dolomites, explorations of the South Tyrol Wine Road, and Verona’s Opera Festival are just a few exciting experiences to choose from. Other activities include golfing, mountain biking, climbing, horse-riding, paragliding, hiking, skiing, ice skating, tennis, and more.
Regarded as one of the top wellness hotels in the world, The Hotel Palace Merano offers a five-star luxury experience along with innovative health and wellness treatments, personalized programs, and exceptional anti-aging technology that allow guests to look and feel completely rejuvenated after a truly unforgettable stay.
Hotel Palace Merano
Via Cavour, 2
39012 Merano (BZ) Italy
Telephone: +39 0473 271 000