A memorable stay
“Combining luxury and design with an outstanding level of service so as to offer guests a veritable sensorial experience” is the philosophy of Viola Luxury M/Hotel in Grumello del Monte, a superior 4-star hotel located close to Lake Iseo and Franciacorta in the northern Italian region of Lombardy. It offers 62 rooms in Experience, Junior, Deluxe and Executive categories, where the warm, pervasive light, harmonious colours and prestigious fabrics and furnishings have all been designed and chosen with the utmost care to create atmospheres that are as elegant as they are distinctive.
The structure, designed to guarantee guests complete peace and privacy in all the spaces, is divided into two sections: on one hand the traditional hotel catering for business customers, on the other the motel where confidentiality is paramount.
Attention to guests’ privacy has become the keynote of the entire renovation project, from the garages, each equipped with a private lift providing direct access to the rooms, through to the facilities and service areas run by staff who are on hand 24 hours a day but have been described by guests as “invisible” in terms of their discretion and courtesy. The standards of cleanliness and comfort are also outstanding, from allergenic furnishings and bed linen through to the ventilation system.
The spaces catering for businesses are equally functional and well designed, in particular the soundproofed meeting room which is fully equipped for private meetings and events.
Guests in either section can make use of the Wellness area, the real highlight of the Viola Luxury hotel featuring a gym, sauna, steam bath and state-of-the-art colour and aromatherapy showers (also present in many of the rooms in the motel), to ensure that their stay – whether for business or leisure – is all that much more memorable and rejuvenating.
The skilful combination of classic and contemporary design, the regular lines of the two pavilions that meet the central building to form a U-shaped layout, and the meticulous lighting design all help to create a sophisticated atmosphere and ensure the supreme well-being of guests.
The exteriors, balconies and underground garages are all clad with environment-friendly Ecostone tiles in 16×33 cm and 33×33 cm sizes, natural stone effect porcelain from Spezzano-based manufacturer Ceramiche Gardenia Orchidea Group. The collection is particularly suited to outdoor use and was chosen for its unique non-slip surface incorporating flakes of vitreous material, as well as for its strong green credentials. In particular, the use of 40% recycled material in the body considerably reduces the production of waste, while digital inkjet decoration cuts down on the use of glaze and water.
A white honed porcelain tile from the Infinity Stone line in sizes 120×120 cm and 60×120 cm was chosen for the floors, corridors and bathrooms throughout the reception area. The same series, but in colours Moka, Nero and Bianco, was used in the bathrooms in the suite. With their light satin finish and a texture reminiscent of water-smoothed stone, these tiles are the result of an in-depth study of the use of stone in the history of architecture and are ideal for the most complex projects due to their ability to create a sense of elegant depth.
Ceramiche Gardenia Orchidea supplied a total of around 4,000 square metres of tiles for the Viola Luxury M/Hotel renovation project, helping to create spaces that combine luxury and design with meticulous attention to detail.
Gardenia Orchidea, serie Ecostone and serie Infinity Stone
Ecostone 16x33, 33x33 e Infinity Stone 120x120, 60x120
Ecostone Verde and Infinity Stone lappato Bianco, Moka, Nero
Water absorpion (ISO 10545-3): ≤ 0,5%
Chemical resistance (ISO 10545-13): compliant
Resistance to deep abrasion (ISO 10545-6): PEI 5
Stain resistance (ISO 10545-14): compliant
Frost resistance (ISO 10545-12): compliant
Modulus of rupture and breaking strength (ISO 10545-4): ≥ 35 N/mm2
Slip resistance (DIN 51130): R10 gruppo B
Thermal shock resistance (ISO 10545-9): compliant
Crazing resistance (ISO 10545-11): compliant
Linear thermal expansion (ISO 10545-8): compliant