Location: Praiano, Italy
Sitting atop the cliffs of Italy’s Amalfi Coast, Casa Angelina is a 39-room property that regularly undergoes a series of upgrades and renovations to keep it feeling fresh and new. Although the hotel was built in the 1970s, it blends its chic design with down-to-earth luxury thanks to Antonino Cappiello, who purchased the oceanfront property over 10 years ago and enlisted architects Gennaro Fusco and Francesco Savarese to oversee the yearly renovations.
Casa Angelina’s new features for 2018 include a couple’s massage room, which offer specialized massages incorporating aromatherapy, reflexology and reiki; and a relaxation terrace overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, which includes a porch swing and chaise longues, and features a menu of healthy snacks and drinks. New treatments have also been added to the spa menu: the Casa Angelina Orange Blossom Ritual (75 min./$298) implements indigenous Amalfi orange blossoms and features a foot massage, salt and oil body scrub, and Swedish massage; Escape to the Beach (90 min. excluding lunch/$521) includes a full body exfoliation, Swedish massage, Skin Radiance Facial and healthy lunch while overlooking the ocean. Finally, guests now have the option of receiving select outdoor treatments on the garden terrace.
–by Patrick Lewis