Hotel of the Year 2020: Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda

From its verdant setting in a protected nature park, to its unique architecture inspired by private villas with annexed lemon-houses typically found in Upper Garda, Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda is as innovative as it is eco-friendly. Defining exclusivity as “doing something others have not yet thought of,” and by creating a concept “for a few people which will benefit everyone,” this tranquil trailblazer is setting new standards of sustainable luxury.

SLH Hotel of the Year 2020

Designed to blend seamlessly into its natural surroundings, Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda sits within the Parco Alto Garda Bresciano, a Special Protection Area which is home to rare flora and fauna, woodland animals, butterflies and alpine trees. This elegant spa destination is green on the inside and out, featuring natural materials such as national walnut for the furniture and Verona marble in the bathrooms, state-of-the-art heating insulation, photovoltaic panels, rainwater collection areas, and an extensive energy saving programme which is outlined in the resort’s Green Book.

Centred around its temple of wellness where Eastern medicine meets Western science, the Lefay SPA world extends over 3,800 square-metres and is dedicated to the rediscovery of vital energy. With its own scientific committee and a vegan friendly, cruelty free cosmetic line which is free from added colourings, parabens and preservatives, the Lefay SPA keeps natural wellbeing at its core.

As the the first wellness resort in southern Europe to obtain the prestigious environmental certification of the Green Globe, and the first spa in Italy to be recognised with Ecocert’s prestigious new certificate ‘Being – Organic and Ecological Spa,’ Level: Excellence, the resort’s eco credentials speak for themselves.

Stay Small, Stay Considerate

Continuing the Lefay brand philosophy in every way, Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti was designed with its alpine setting in mind, from the bio-architecture to the use of natural wood and stone. As a ClimaHotel certified resort set within a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lefay Dolomiti follows in its sister hotel’s footsteps in terms of renewable energy sources, waste management, and supporting its local community through a series of partnerships with selected sport and culture organisations which are aligned with the wider Lefay ethos.

With both resorts in Lake Garda and the Dolomites operating as carbon neutral and with an outstanding outlook that “personal wellness should never overlook environmental wellness”, Lefay Resorts have been recognised with our Stay Small, Stay Considerate title in this year’s SLH Awards.

Read more about Lefay Resorts and our full list of Award Winners here.