The 2023 Well-being Trophy, recognizing the savoir-faire of a spa expert and the excellent care they provide for guests, goes to Renate De Mario Gamper, presented by Relais & Châteaux and Orlane. This modern-day alchemist works at Castel Fragsburg in Italy to create and prepare all of the flower- and herb-based beauty elixirs used at Castellum Natura, the first ever alchemistic healing spa. Renate is eager to hand down her knowledge to the spa team, and also offers expert advice to Chef Egon Heiss on how to use medicinal plants within his culinary creations.
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Hotel and restaurant in the mountains. On the heights of Merano, in South Tyrol, stands Castel Fragsburg, an exceptional hotel from the 17th century majestically perched above the town. Distinguished not only by its style, but also by its unique philosophy and art de vivre, it is a true refuge surrounded by glorious, unspoilt nature. From its elevated terraces, enjoy spectacular views over the Adige Valley; or bask in the heart of its five-hectare fairy-tale garden and reconnect with the beauty of the world through a celebration of the senses. Inside its twenty suites, discover elegant interiors that combine alpine comfort and Mediterranean sensuality for optimal relaxation. This spirit is echoed in the Alchemistic Healing Spa, the first of its kind, which offers marvellous beauty treatments, as well as in the jacuzzi and by the heated outdoor pool where unforgettable moments under the sun are sure to be had. In the gourmet restaurant, the South Tyrolean chef highlights healthy regional products and invites you to savour exquisite aromas that also serve as wonderful elixirs of life. ... Learn moreless