NEWS
Ski resort with eye on wellness debuts in the Italian Alps
POSTED 08 Jan 2019 . BY Andrew Manns
Luxury group Italian Hospitality Collection (IHC) has opened Le Massif, its first resort in the Aosta Valley.

Designed by Italian architects Fabrizio Gandolfo and Inart Studio, the alpine property, which comprises a hotel and off-site chalet in Courmayeur, is located in the shadow of Mont Blanc and features 80 rooms and suites, a fitness centre, two gourmet restaurants – Cervo Rosso Steakhouse and Chetif – and two bars.

According to Gandolfo, the earth-toned and minimalist design of the resort takes inspiration from "the strong personality" of the Aosta Valley’s larch forests.

Le Massif also offers various wellness therapies through its spa programmes, such as forest bathing and alpine stone massages.

Each of the treatments is modelled on what the company has called "Equilibrium", an anti-inflammatory approach to health and wellbeing which emphasises stress reduction, physical exercise, and nutrition.

In a statement, IHC said the philosophy "draws on thousands of years of thermal spa traditions in Italy and Psychoneuroendocrine Immunology (PNEI)".

"Equilibrium," the company explained, "considers the individual as a whole in terms of their mind and body as well as their relationships with the environment."

Le Massif is IHC’s fourth venue to debut in Italy, joining the group's portfolio of spas and hotels in Tuscany and Sardinia.
IHC currently boasts four properties; Le Massif is the company's first ski resort. Credit: Courtesy of IHC
Le Massif features 80 rooms and suites, as well as a number of wellness facilities. Credit: Courtesy of IHC
 


ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2019

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
 
Leisure Management - Ski resort with eye on wellness debuts in the Italian Alps...
18 Apr 2019 Leisure Management: daily news and jobs
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Latest news

08 Jan 2019

Ski resort with eye on wellness debuts in the Italian Alps
BY Andrew Manns

The newly opened hotel is located in the shadow of Mont Blanc.

The newly opened hotel is located in the shadow of Mont Blanc.
photo: Courtesy of IHC

Luxury group Italian Hospitality Collection (IHC) has opened Le Massif, its first resort in the Aosta Valley.

Designed by Italian architects Fabrizio Gandolfo and Inart Studio, the alpine property, which comprises a hotel and off-site chalet in Courmayeur, is located in the shadow of Mont Blanc and features 80 rooms and suites, a fitness centre, two gourmet restaurants – Cervo Rosso Steakhouse and Chetif – and two bars.

According to Gandolfo, the earth-toned and minimalist design of the resort takes inspiration from "the strong personality" of the Aosta Valley’s larch forests.

Le Massif also offers various wellness therapies through its spa programmes, such as forest bathing and alpine stone massages.

Each of the treatments is modelled on what the company has called "Equilibrium", an anti-inflammatory approach to health and wellbeing which emphasises stress reduction, physical exercise, and nutrition.

In a statement, IHC said the philosophy "draws on thousands of years of thermal spa traditions in Italy and Psychoneuroendocrine Immunology (PNEI)".

"Equilibrium," the company explained, "considers the individual as a whole in terms of their mind and body as well as their relationships with the environment."

Le Massif is IHC’s fourth venue to debut in Italy, joining the group's portfolio of spas and hotels in Tuscany and Sardinia.



Connect with
Leisure Management
Magazine:
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

News headlines
£15m waterpark opens in Wales ahead of Easter weekend
£15m waterpark opens in Wales ahead of Easter weekend   18 Apr 2019

A new £15m (US$19.5m, €17.3m) waterpark has opened its doors to the public in Rhyl, Wales, with three flumes for thrillseekers to enjoy. SC2, which .... more>>
GWI’s ATM agenda to focus on medical and wellness tourism
GWI’s ATM agenda to focus on medical and wellness tourism   18 Apr 2019

The agenda for the Global Wellness Institute’s (GWI) Wellness Symposium at the 2019 Arabian Travel Market (ATM) has been set and will feature experts .... more>>
Lithuania’s Spa Hotel Esé invites millennials to tell their own story
Lithuania’s Spa Hotel Esé invites millennials to tell their own story   18 Apr 2019

International spa and wellness consultants The E77 Company are working on a spa hotel in Lithuania designed specifically for millennial customers, .... more>>
Elton John makes significant V&A donation for photography collaboration
Elton John makes significant V&A donation for photography collaboration   18 Apr 2019

London’s V&A Museum has announced a partnership with Elton John and his husband, David Furnish, that will see its Gallery 101 in the newly opened V&A .... more>>
Line-Inc create eclectic home away from home in landmark from the days of Imperial Japan
Line-Inc create eclectic home away from home in landmark from the days of Imperial Japan   18 Apr 2019

Tokyo-based architecture studio Line-Inc have transformed a 1930s-era hotel in Hokkaido, Japan into the Unwind Hotel and Bar Otaru. Erstwhile known .... more>>
Climate Emergency campaign draws support from UK culture sector
Climate Emergency campaign draws support from UK culture sector   18 Apr 2019

More than 190 UK institutions and individuals from the arts and culture sectors have pledged their support to Culture Declares Emergency (CDE), which .... more>>
Company profile


Vital Tech

Funded in 2013, Vital Tech is owned by its founders and some private investors.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

Elevate and Metro Blind Sport to promote inclusivity through inaugural Charity of the Year partnership

Elevate and Metro Blind Sport to promote inclusivity through inaugural Charity of the Year partnership

Organisers of Elevate, Elite Sport and COPA are delighted to announce Metro Blind Sport as its Charity of the Year partner for the 2019 trade show, held at ExCeL London on 8-9 May. More>>




in this issue

• Deloitte: European fitness growing strongly
• Number of low-cost gyms could double
• Dungeon attraction opens at Alton Towers



Latest jobs

Jobs Search



Senior Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Salary: Up to £19,775 pa (39 hours a weeks pro rata)
Location: Cambridge, UK
Company: GLL
Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Salary: Up to £10.55 per hour
Location: Morden, UK
Company: GLL
Recreation Assistant
Salary: Competitive
Location: Bristol, UK
Company: Parkwood Leisure
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com




24-25 Apr 2019

FUTR (Formerly Millennial 20/20)

Business Design Centre, London, United Kingdom



Leisure Management magazine 2018 issue 1
Leisure Management
2018 issue 1

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Editor’s letter: Mental health
Liz Terry shares her thoughts More>>
  Arts & Culture: The show must go on
When austerity hits hard, UK theatres adapt and get creative More>>


Leisure Management magazine 2016 issue 1

Leisure Management
2016 issue 1

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  Community: Bright Hart Lane
Grant Cornwell on the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation’s community work More>>
  Disruption: Rule breakers
Leisure architecture that’s pushing boundaries and upturning expectations More>>


Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd