Via Nazario Sauro, 47
23893 Cassago Brianza
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Stepping into the stone-clad lobby of C-Hotel&Spa, around 20km from the shores of Lake Como, you know youíre in for a sensory experience. First youíll be hit by the warm, chocolaty smell of freshly ground coffee beans, which lures you deeper into the building. Then, youíll notice the stretched teak reception desk, which isnít at the front of the hotel at all, but sandwiched between a bustling Italian bar and a family-run confectionary shop thatís been baking mouthwatering delicacies on this site for more than 30 years. Although the shopís now been completely rebuilt as a minimalist enoteca, complete with a wine cellar that fuels legendary tasting sessions, the locals still love it.
But Andrea Colzani, the 29-year-old entrepreneur who built C-Hotel&Spa around his familyís existing businesses, hasnít relied on former glories. Instead, heís used his self-taught architectural skills to create a forward-thinking minimalist retreat in the hills. By cleverly threading locally quarried limestone through the naturally lit hallways of the glass-fronted building, heís created a blank canvas for artists to decorate during the exhibitions that are often held here. And as if to make the building immune from the effects of time, all 18 of the suites have been stripped back to a functional minimum. Soundproofed, climate-controlled and with great swathes of natural materials, the effect is extraordinarily soothing.
C-Hotel&Spa is a sense-tingling minimalist refuge near the palaces and villas of mountain-wrapped Lake Como. Operated by a family of local entrepreneurs and styled with rare local materials, itís a timeless place to enjoy natureís tranquility.
LOCATION OF THE C-HOTEL&SPA
The hotel is located in the Lake Como area, a 30-minute drive from Orio al Serio and Linate Aiports, and a 50-minute drive from Malpensa International Airport in Milan.