By. CityRoom Staff
Giardino Ascona is a magnificent retreat, 54 rooms and 18 suites, set in tranquil, beautifully perfumed Mediterranean-style gardens. In addition to the spa (with indoor and outdoor pools, as well as saunas and steam rooms), it has a large well-equipped gym and two restaurants, including the two-star Michelin ECCO. The elegant interiors are decorated with soft furnishings by Designers Guild. The property is located next door to Golf Club Patriziale Ascona and a short stroll from Lake Maggiore where it has its own speed boat; it also has a range of road and mountain bicycles for easy trips around Ascona and further afield.
Giardino Group currently comprises four hotels in Switzerland – three 5-star superior hotels and one boutique property. They are all renowned for their casual luxury, characterful design, excellent service and a relaxed ambience. The three 5-star properties are Giardino Ascona, Giardino Mountain (located in Champfer near St.Moritz) and Atlantis by Giardino, which opened in Zurich at the start of 2016. The boutique Giardino Lago can be found in Minusio just outside Locarno. A fifth resort, Giardino Grindelwald, is due to open in 2017/18.