Belmond and Dior celebrate la dolce vita with a pop-up spa in Portofino

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In the South-eastern tip of Portofino – nestled between the shimmering Mediterranean and the lush greenery of the Parco Regionale di Portofino – sits Splendido, the jewel of the Italian Riviera.

Perched in the hills, overlooking the shimmering Portofino Bay and the rugged cliffs and turquoise coves of Tigullio, the hotel – part of luxury hospitality pioneers Belmond – has long attracted a galaxy of stars from royalty to Hollywood celebrities.

No less than the likes of Charlie Chaplin, Walt Disney and Grace Kelly have graced the rustic halls of the restored 16th century monastery. But the iconic hotel is going even further in creature comfort offerings this summer. Splendido has teamed up with Dior to transform the hotel’s marvellous tiered garden terraces into a pop-up spa, named Jardin des Rêves Dior, or the Dior Garden of Dreams, from now till 30 September.

Inside the Splendido x Dior pop-up spa

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Splendido Dior belmond

The garden is decked out in rattan furniture adorned with the eye catching, iconic Dior floral motif, the Toile de Jouy ‒ with a small twist. Artistic Director for Dior Women’s collections Maria Grazia Chiuri reinterpreted the design by giving it a green hue to match the Splendidoʼs natural environment.

Central to the Jardin des Rêves Dior are the two spa gazebos. The treatment menu here features signature face and body treatments using Dior skincare products. Exclusive to the spa is the Dior Bronze Signature Massage, which primes the skin for tanning under the Mediterranean sun.

These are our favourite kinds of collaborations ‒ where the ikigai of design, brand marketing and consumer experience overlap seamlessly to create something truly memorable. For Splendido, it is an opportunity to continue giving world-class luxury hospitality to its esteemed guests.

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