Villa Eden, The Private Retreat Italy
Villa Eden, The Private Retreat
Via Winkel 68-70 – 39012 Merano – Italy
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Owner and General Manager : Angelika Schmid, running the family business since 1993.
5-star Luxury, LHW, world class longevity and spa retreat
Villa Eden was conceived in the early 80’s as one of Italy’s first detox farms with 45 rooms and was very successful in Europe. More than 10 years ago we decided to transform Villa Eden in one of the most exclusive luxury retreats combining the highest standards in the hospitality industry (in cooperation with LHW) with our high competence in longevity and preventive medicine. For this objective, we invested more than 20M € in the property. Today, Villa Eden has just 29 suites, more than 80 staff members and was awarded as Best Spa Concept in Europe.
Villa Eden, The Private Retreat
History & Story
Angelika’s father had the idea to transform this wonderful private bell’epoche villa in Italy’s first detox spa. It was a very successful story for many years led by Angelika and her family. With the tremendous evolution in the field of preventive and longevity medicine, Angelika decided to transform the detox spa in one of the best retreat hotels in the world. A massive investment plan began, where the property reduced their keys from former 45 rooms into 29 exclusive designer suites. Investing not only in the hardware, Villa Eden was focused on establishing the highest standards in service and treatments. It is no wonder that Villa Eden was selected to be part of Leading Hotels of the World and is winning awards on the international scene for its outstanding well-being concept.
all rooms and suites, restaurant, lounge, tasting room, salles rouge, longevity medical & spa center, outdoor Finnish sauna at the lily pond. Italian interior desinger: Luca Miazzo, Milan
Date added extensions
Main Strengths, Special Touch
Oasis of peace and relaxation in the most prestigious residential area of Merano , adults only, 3 restaurants : á la carte, detox and fine dining with our Michelin star chef Marcello Corrado, Italy’s most famous Longevity Medical & Spa Center with doctors and therapists specialized in preventive and antiaging medicine, signature treatments, own food supplements and own cosmetic line.
Merano, historical Spa town with 40.000 inhabitants in the Italian Alps, near the Dolomites, famous for the mild climate and mediterrean flora, average of 300 sunny days a year,
Nearby : archeological museum with the ice-man Ötzi, botanical garden of Castel Trauttmansdorff, family owned wine estate Castel Rametz with guided tours to the wine museum, historical wine cellar and wine tasting. Merano historic city center with the Kurhaus, the promenades and the arcades with its shops, Therme of Merano, Castel Schenna and the archduke John of Austria mausoleum, Raffeiner Orchid World, church of St. Hippolytus, St Catherine church in Avelengo and much more….
Key sites/activities in the area
All types of outdoor activities: mountain hiking, trekking, paragliding, biking and cycling, all types of winter sports (skiing, winter hikes, snowshoeing, ice skatcing, etc), tennis, golf, etc.
Helicoptor Tours, Tandem Paragliding, Sunrise Ascent, Private Wine Tour at our own Wine Estate Castle Rametz (www.rametz.com)
Villa Eden is adults only, no children under the age of 12 allowed
• Number of suites: 29
• Number of Luxury rooms: all suites
• Number of rooms, (keys) in all: 29
Restaurants & Bars
• Eden’s Park The Mindful Restaurant : modern light gourmet cuisine, Chef Marcello Corrado
• Eden’s Detox Restaurant : tayler made diet and detox solutions by our chefs and the medical staff
• The Tasting Room by Marcello Corrado : outstanding private atmosphere- where good food is never a sin (www.tasting-room.it).
• Eden’s Longevity Spa, award winning world class spa with signature treatments and our own Villa Eden Cosmetics
• Eden Health Med : award winning medical spa offering the most advanced solutions for a long and healthy lifestyle
• Eden’s Lab Longevity Gym Center : award winning remise en forme center for activities that will give you an enviable physical condition and vibrant mental energy.
• Wellness : Indoor pool, whirlpool, Turkish bath, outdoor pool, outdoor Finnish sauna, special relaxationrooms
Corporate & Celebration Events
• Please understand that vecause of the specific Villa Eden concept, we cannot accept any groups at the property.
Extra Notable Features
• Cooking Class with our award winning chefs
• Special appointments with international wellness experts
• Wine tour at our own wine estate Castle Rametz www.rametz.com
Hotel and restaurant Awards
2022 / 2023
• Best Spa Hotel in Italy, Condé Nast Johansens
• Best Spa Concept, Germany Spa Award
• Best European Wellness Clinic, Health & Wellness Association
• Best European Spa Manager, Health & Wellness Association
Number of employees