San Clemente Palace Kempinski—a luxury resort uniquely situated on its own private island in the Venetian lagoon—has unveiled a new spa in partnership with local luxury perfumery brand, The Merchant of Venice.
Surrounded by lush gardens and located a 10-minute boat ride from St. Mark’s Square, the new San Clemente Palace spa occupies two floors and more than 4,000-sq.-ft., including: a wet area comprised of a Finnish sauna and Turkish bath, an elegant relaxation lounge, a fitness center and four treatment rooms with a menu that includes facial and body products from Natura Bisse. The spa’s signature treatments and massages use oils created by The Merchant of Venice based on ancient recipes from the Orient and incorporates such essential oils as sandalwood, jojoba and bergamot. For the ultimate luxury experience, the Spa Suite provides 530 sq. ft. of complete privacy, including a dedicated relaxation area and a hot tub.
One of the spa’s signature treatments, Viaggio a Cipro per due (or Voyage to Cyprus for two), begins with a romantic rose petal bath, followed by a couple’s massage using essential oils from the Mocenigo rose, an ancient species introduced to Venice from central China. Another signature spa treatment offered is the Splendor Anti-Age mask, which consists of eleven 24-carat gold leaves.
In addition to the new spa, the centuries-old park of San Clemente island boasts one of the few heated outdoor swimming pools in Venice, a golf practice field, tennis court, a nearly one-mile jogging trail around the island with a panoramic view of the lagoon, and guided outdoor yoga sessions. Rates start for a Superior room start at $512 in low season. For more information, visit kempinski.com/en/venice/san-clemente-palace-kempinski.