Situated in the heart of northern Italy’s Piedmont region – famous for its prestigious wines, delicious food and grand mountains – is Casa di Langa, a new sustainable luxury hotel scheduled to open in the Northern Hemisphere’s spring this year.
Overlooking more than 42 hectares of working vineyards, the 39-room boutique hotel combines traditional Piedmontese design with sustainable practices. Each accommodation features a spacious private terrace, relaxation area and a spa-like bathroom with revitalising rain showers and calming Le Labo toiletries.
"The opportunity to complete and open this hotel brings a ray of light, energy and visibility to the Piedmont region." – Eva Codina
The hotel also contains an ecologically minded spa, Lelòse Spa, which uses natural techniques and ingredients. To relax, guests can partake in unique spa experiences such as the Tranquillity Ritual or Sacred Nature, enjoy the heated infinity pool or work out in the state-of-the-art gym.
"Our concept of luxury and the experiences we provide bring something new and fresh to the region, while enriching the hospitality offerings that currently exist," explains Eva Codina, Casa di Langa General Manager.
"We aim to reach global travellers that have adopted sustainable practices and are committed to making the planet a better place to live – without forgetting the joie de vivre and the passion for the eno-gastronomic experiences. These conscious travellers take their time and stay longer in a destination, which would positively impact local tourism."
Casa di Langa is serious about its commitment to the natural world and has revealed its plans for carbon neutrality, use of 100 per cent recycled water for irrigation, geothermal heating throughout, photovoltaic cells and solar panels, and zero single-use plastic.
"At Casa di Langa we are dedicated to providing luxury through sustainability, caring for both our guests and the environment, which is evident in every aspect of the design, construction and operation of the resort," Eva tells The CEO Magazine.
"At Casa di Langa we are dedicated to providing luxury through sustainability, caring for both our guests and the environment, which is evident in every aspect of the design, construction and operation of the resort." – Eva Codina
"We’re excited for guests to get a taste of that through the various authentic experiences we have planned for them on the property," Eva shares. "From hands-on cooking classes, a Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) wine academy, truffle hunting and art tours."
As a keyhole to the Langhe region, a UNESCO World Heritage area known for its cultural landscapes, Casa di Langa is situated among some of the finest wines and highest-quality Alba white truffles in the world.
Nearby, guests can find influential winemakers Barolo and Barbaresco, as well as no less than 46 Michelin-starred restaurants. While at the property, travellers can cruise through the vineyards on an iconic Vespa or take in an evening of live music under the stars.
"The opportunity to complete and open this hotel brings a ray of light, energy and visibility to the Piedmont region," Eva explains.
"In this challenging period when few companies are making important investments like the one representing Casa di Langa, it means that we trust this territory as a solid touristic destination because of its history, important wine and food industry, and its unique hospitality tradition."
Owned by the Krause Group, an American company led by Chair and CEO, Kyle Krause, Casa di Langa is the group’s first hospitality venture.
In a statement, Kyle notes that Casa di Langa aims to create an eco-friendly space that reflects the warm spirit of the region in a way that is both elegant and accessible. "I’m proud to have the opportunity to share the Piedmont we love so much with friends and guests from all over the world," he says.
Currently, the Krause Group is also renovating two different projects in Monforte d’Alba – a municipality in the Province of Cuneo in the Italian region of Piedmont.
The developments include a 1900s villa located in the immediate surrounding hills of the village with a three-hectare garden and beautiful views over the vineyards and the Alps; and a small boutique hotel in the main square of Monforte d’Alba, with four finely decorated rooms and a vibrant lounge bar.
Eva reveals that in the next five to 10 years, the goal is to open several other hospitality activities and build within them a fil rouge that consolidates the sustainable luxury concept.
"We look forward to new opportunities to showcase the Langhe region’s beautiful hospitality to travellers from near and far."