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Alberto Apostoli-designed spa opens at Portopiccolo eco-resort
20 Sep 2017 . BY Tom Walker
The spa has a panoramic VIP suite for couples, overlooking the Sistiana Bay
A new luxury spa has opened at the Portopiccolo Resort in Sistiana, Northern Italy.

Designed by Italian architect Alberto Apostoli, the facility is spread across three floors and covers a total floor area of 3,600sq ft (38,800sq ft).

The ground floor houses the reception, hairstyling studio, a training pool and changing rooms.

On the first floor there is a relaxation area dominated by an indoor-outdoor pool, offering views of the Sistiana Bay through large panoramic windows.

As well as the pool, the relaxation area has been equipped with water features, emotional showers, a Kneipp path, a hammam, tepidarium, calidarium, frigidarium, a biosauna and a Finnish sauna.

There is also a salt cave – where guests can inhale micronized iodine or bathe in the salt tub – a gym floor, a personal trainer studio and a bar serving the wellness area.

The second floor has been dedicated entirely to treatments. It houses a spa reception, numerous treatment rooms and a panoramic VIP suite for couples.

According to Alberto Apostoli, the design of the spa mirrors its location above the picturesque Sistiana Bay.

“The design concept was to follow the the cliffs overlooking the sea,” Apostoli said. “The interior alternates natural-coloured stone with the transparency of glass, lightening the structure, merging it with the context of the surrounding gulf and opening up breathtaking views for guests.

“The focus on wellness permeates the whole structure, starting from a more collective and choral dimension, on the ground floor, and closing increasingly to intimacy and privacy as you ascend to the floors above. The building is fully glazed, providing perfect inter-connection between interior and exterior.”

The spa is part of the larger Portopiccolo resort, which houses a luxury hotel, 454 sea-view residences, a harbour with 116 moorings, a beach-club and 10 bars and restaurants.

Portopiccolo has been built as an eco-sustainable, “zero-impact” resort and is located at the heart of the Gulf of Trieste.

It is the centrepiece of an environmental rehabilitation and urban regeneration project, which has turned the former Sistiana Bay quarry – abandoned in the 1970s – into a vibrant, tourism and wellness-led community.
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Portopiccolo has been built as an eco-sustainable, “zero-impact” resort and is located at the heart of the Gulf of Trieste



According to Apostoli, the design of the spa mirrors its location above the picturesque Sistiana Bay












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Alberto Apostoli-designed spa opens at Portopiccolo eco-resort
20 Sep 2017 . BY Tom Walker
The spa has a panoramic VIP suite for couples, overlooking the Sistiana Bay
A new luxury spa has opened at the Portopiccolo Resort in Sistiana, Northern Italy.

Designed by Italian architect Alberto Apostoli, the facility is spread across three floors and covers a total floor area of 3,600sq ft (38,800sq ft).

The ground floor houses the reception, hairstyling studio, a training pool and changing rooms.

On the first floor there is a relaxation area dominated by an indoor-outdoor pool, offering views of the Sistiana Bay through large panoramic windows.

As well as the pool, the relaxation area has been equipped with water features, emotional showers, a Kneipp path, a hammam, tepidarium, calidarium, frigidarium, a biosauna and a Finnish sauna.

There is also a salt cave – where guests can inhale micronized iodine or bathe in the salt tub – a gym floor, a personal trainer studio and a bar serving the wellness area.

The second floor has been dedicated entirely to treatments. It houses a spa reception, numerous treatment rooms and a panoramic VIP suite for couples.

According to Alberto Apostoli, the design of the spa mirrors its location above the picturesque Sistiana Bay.

“The design concept was to follow the the cliffs overlooking the sea,” Apostoli said. “The interior alternates natural-coloured stone with the transparency of glass, lightening the structure, merging it with the context of the surrounding gulf and opening up breathtaking views for guests.

“The focus on wellness permeates the whole structure, starting from a more collective and choral dimension, on the ground floor, and closing increasingly to intimacy and privacy as you ascend to the floors above. The building is fully glazed, providing perfect inter-connection between interior and exterior.”

The spa is part of the larger Portopiccolo resort, which houses a luxury hotel, 454 sea-view residences, a harbour with 116 moorings, a beach-club and 10 bars and restaurants.

Portopiccolo has been built as an eco-sustainable, “zero-impact” resort and is located at the heart of the Gulf of Trieste.

It is the centrepiece of an environmental rehabilitation and urban regeneration project, which has turned the former Sistiana Bay quarry – abandoned in the 1970s – into a vibrant, tourism and wellness-led community.
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Portopiccolo has been built as an eco-sustainable, “zero-impact” resort and is located at the heart of the Gulf of Trieste



According to Apostoli, the design of the spa mirrors its location above the picturesque Sistiana Bay












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Sothys’ Noctuelle night care line nourishes and renews the skin night after night
Lack of sleep, a busy schedule, pollution – every day the skin is subjected to a harsh ordeal.
Aromatherapy Associates' hand-blended festive giftsets help guests energise, calm, restore, soothe and sleep
Named Every Moment Matters, Aromatherapy Associates’ 2021 festive gifting collection has been curated as a sustainable way to offer moments of rest and relaxation.
Starpool’s new Wellness Coach is designed to support guests’ psycho-physical wellbeing
Italian wellness supplier Starpool has created a new wellness entertainment system called Wellness Coach to help boost guests' wellbeing journeys both in spas and hotels.
HydraFacial announces partnership with ESPA Life at Corinthia London
Luxury UK hotel Corinthia London has upgraded the treatment menu at its flagship ESPA Life spa with new rituals provided by advanced aesthetic technology company HydraFacial.
Zenoti celebrates beauty, wellness and fitness industries in new brand campaign
Zenoti’s mission has always been to help people achieve their greatness. Now, it’s launching a brand campaign that brings that mission to life and pays tribute to the therapists in our world who make a difference in people’s lives every day.
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Werner Dosiertechnik incorporates immersive nature visuals into the experience shower ritual
German wet area specialist Werner Dosiertechnik (WDT) has unveiled a new experience shower accessory consisting of a 75” HD screen and immersive nature visuals.
Your spa’s (financial) health matters too!
Spas are so focused on the health of their guests and staff that they often neglect their own financial health.
CryoAction launches electronically-cooled whole body cryotherapy chambers
CryoAction has unveiled a new range of electric cryotherapy chambers with temperatures reaching as low as -140°C.
Klafs announces acquisition of luxury pool supplier Guncast
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