CONTINENTAL HOTEL, FLORENCE, ITALY
A Unique City Spa with Charming Florentine Flare
The 2017 winner of ‘Best Luxury Boutique Spa’ presented by the World Luxury Spa Awards
In a medieval tower at the foot of the oldest bridge in Florence lies the Continental Hotel and White Iris Beauty Spa. Surrounded by rich character in the historic center of Florence, the Continental Hotel invites guests to find relaxation in an intimate setting that is complete with soft lighting and a harmonious blend of simplicity and elegance. Drink in the impressive architecture of Florence at sunset while relaxing on the terrace overlooking the Arno River.
Finished with Tuscan wood and stone, the White Iris Beauty Spa will transport guests to a place where time does not exist. Embrace the atmosphere of the warm style while enjoying a wide selection of treatments and rituals in one of the three spa cabins.
“We chose [ comfort zone ]”, explains Spa Manager Stefano Manca “because it is a ‘Made in Italy’ brand that has great attention to wellbeing, nature and the environment. Thanks to products that are rich in natural-origin active ingredients and hi-tech molecules, we can offer our guests the most effective treatments while contributing to a sustainable environment".
BEST TIME TO VISIT THE CONTINENTAL HOTEL
365 days a year the Continental Hotel and White Iris Beauty Spa welcomes visitors. However, in the fall when the air cools and the crowded streets of Florence have quieted is a beautiful time to visit. Wander through the countless museums and exhibits that make Florence so unique after a revitalizing treatment in their world-class spa.
MOST WANTED FACIAL TREATMENT: RECOVER TOUCH
Leaving the skin feeling deeply nourished, the intensive antioxidant vitamin treatment is ideal for dry and cold climates. The Goji Berry oil will soothe, revitalize, firm and protect the skin against the elements. The perfect treatment for undernourished and tired skin.
MOST WANTED BODY TREATMENT: BACK AND NECK MASSAGE
Free unwanted muscle pain with this stimulating treatment for the head, neck and back. Perfect for both men and women, this treatment will increase blood circulation leaving the body feeling revitalized and ready to take on the day.
TOP HOMECARE SELLER: TRANQUILLITY ™ OIL
Enriched with the soothing scents of sweet orange, Damascus rose and cedarwood essential oils, this product creates an ultimate feeling of relaxation. The Tranquillity™ Oil can be used as a nourishing body oil or can be transformed into a soft milk when added to water.
GREAT PLACES TO VISIT WHILE STAYING AT THE CONTINENTAL HOTEL
Exhibits, exhibits and more exhibits! There are many artistic sights that will take viewers back hundreds of years to the time that they were created. Not only are the paintings historic, but the buildings are pieces of art themselves. Vicolo dell’Oro is certainly a sight to see with contemporary art and site-specific installations that will have visitors whisked away with wonder.
For an impressive 360° view of the Florentine hills, guests do not have to go far. From the hotels terrace, a glimpse of the Oltrarno can be enjoyed that holds the notable sites of Piazzale Michelangelo and San Miniato. For the more active individuals, a cycling tour is recommended to discover the city.