Latched onto a sunny plateau in the Dolomites mountain range in Northeastern Italy is the boutique Miramonti hotel by White Line Hotels. Sitting amidst the hillside forest overlooking Merano with spectacular bird’s eye views of the captivating Alto Adige — this is South Tyrol from the top down, as seen from this supremely stylish spa and hotel. Although this classical alpine retreat has been cleverly spliced with modernity, the roots of the region are sensed through vintage pieces dotted throughout adding a nostalgic charm to the mountainous culture of the place.
Housed within an aged chocolate box exterior of pure Alpine pedigree, the light, breezy interiors draw upon a contemporary and fittingly elegant aesthetic of honest materials. As if created and engineered by nature itself, the Spa of the Miramonti Hotel boasts clever architecture that mimics the surroundings — the pool is wrapped in ancient volcanic slaps and Pfitschner silver quartz adds a magical cave-like grotto effect. Another ingenious taming of nature is the steps-away new Forest Sauna backed by the dense woodlands. The designer pod rests on stilts with floor-to-ceiling glass frontage dressed inside simply with bold black Hemlock adding a moody sense of visual drama. Outside is a courtyard Jacuzzi.