Relais Borgo Santo Pietro,
Relais Borgo Santo Pietro
110 Loc Palazzetto –
Siena 53012, Tuscany
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Claus Thottrup – Owner & Founder
Owners and founders Claus and Jeanette Thottrup dreamed up the concept of Borgo Santo Pietro by uniting their backgrounds in property development and fashion design. Bothseasoned travellers, the Danish couple wanted to create a nurturing haven where guests could feel immediately at home; where the thought and care behind each detail raised it a stratosphere above luxury hotels on the market by offering something real – a tangible sense of community.
5 Star Luxury – Relais & Chateaux
We willin crease our room inventory in the next 3 years. (25/28 rooms) In 2017 we are adding 4 new suites .
We will also have in the next future a new spa and a wine cellar as we will produce our own wine.
RELAIS BORGO SANTO PIETRO
Architect &Designer: Claus and Jeanette Thottrup
Date added extensions
Main Strengths, Special Touch
Owner and designer Jeanette Thottrup took a holistic approach to designing the hotel’s interiors and gardens, with an esthetic vision firmly rooted in the feel of a space. Each room and suite evokes an individual atmosphere that recounts a story, with custom-sought antique pieces, bespoke beds and frescoes executed by hand.
GardensThirteen acres of up liftinga romas and bliss fulvistasis a potent tonic for well being – and that’s before being invited to sample the estate’s bio dynamic harvest or yielding to a massage amongst the herbgardens, using extracts from plants grown on site.
Situated in the heart of Tuscany, Relais Borgo Santo Pietro was once a healing stop over for medieval pilgrims. Today it merges a luxury five-star boutique hotel and spa concept with a ‘farm to plate’ philosophy on a 200-acre estate.
When Jeanette and Claus Thottrup bought Borgo in 2001, the villa was a ruin and the gardens nothing more than desolate fields of mud.
The Thottrup strucked in 300,000 plants and got to work. It took a seven-year labour of love before the hotel opened its doors as a world-class retreat, the thirteenth-century villa restored to its former glory and set amongst 13 acres of magnificent formal gardens. More than 15 years later, Borgo has grown into a flourishing 200-acre estate with a Michelin-starred restaurant, bespoke cooking school, bio dynamic culinary gardens, a working farm, native wood land and fields of vineyards rolling out to the horizon.
Key sites/activities in the area
• The famous Abbey of San Galgano & Montesiepi church ( the swordin the stone )
• Siena with its concentration of medieval and gothic architecture .
• San Gimignano and Volterra .
• Air Ballooning , falconry , winetasting, horse riding.
• Full working animal farm with 300 sheep, chicken house and 4 Alpaca.
• Open Air Cinema.
• In-house artists.
• In-house florist.
• Vespa tours
Playground situated in the far end of the garden the Kid’s playground is filled with hours of fun climbing frames and flying on swings.
Free use of mountain bikes, badminton , croquet, tennis court, basket ball, hiking, beach volley, bocce, table tennis , trampoline, children’s dvd’s and books.
Pizza making lessons for little chefs.
• Number of suites: 10 suites
At Borgo Santo Pietro you can also enjoy ultimate seclusion in one of the hotel’s exceptional suites which are highly exclusive and totally private. Each room is styled to an individual theme, and variously features custom-sought antique pieces, bespoke beds and frescoes executed by hand. Borgo’s garden suites combine this intimate luxury with ultimate seclusion, as light-filled, airy interiors open onto leafy terraces with outdoor fireplaces, lounge areas and entirely private gardens.
Sink into ultimate seclusion with Borgo Santo Pietro’s exceptional VIP suites. Ideal for those who just want to get away from it all and surrender to complete privacy at the height of luxury, our six Ultimate Seclusion suites offer guests the very best of the renowned ‘Borgo Santo Pietro experience’.
° Pool House: composed by two separate Pool Suites
La Casa dei Fiori Bianchi
Designed as two separate suites that can be connected internally via the garden to form a single complex, each suite is endowed with its own magnificent terrace and entirely private 36m2 saltwater pool fitted with a jacuzzi and cascade for a touch of hydrotherapy massage. The terraces are designed for private entertainment for couples and groups alike, with lavish shaded lounge areas with fireplace and sunbeds by the pool.
• Number of Junior Suites: 5
Located in the main Villa or within our manicured gardens , the garden junior suites open out onto a Mediterranean courtyard, with tables and sun lounges under lemon and orange trees.
Easy going luxury, space and light come together to provide laid back atmosphere.
• Number of Luxury rooms: Deluxe rooms & Superior Room
Deluxe rooms, located in the main Villa on the first floor , the mural and views blend into each other in the intimate rooms, green and gold shine warmly around you and over the Tuscan hills. The Deluxe room offer also views of the internal gardens. Luxury and refinement are the predominant in each room , precious fabric and period furniture complete the unique style.
• Number of rooms, (keys) in all: 20 rooms
Restaurants & Bars
Tuscany is renowned its culinary culture, steeped in the history and flavours of the region.
At Borgo Santo Pietro’s Michelin-starred restaurant MeoModo, executive chef Andrea Mattei and his team work in collaboration with farmers and biody – namic culinary gardeners to sow, grow and harvest fresh seasonal produce for the MeoModo kitchen.
“Having a vegetable garden designed in collaboration with the kitchen means that we can truly personalise our ‘farm to plate’ concept”, says Mattei, whose style is firmly rooted in his native Tuscan soil.
• Treehouse Trattoria & Bar
Situated next to the infinity pool, our Treehouse Trattoria & Bar offers a laid-back lounge ambience, with comfy sofas providing a cosy spot for a glass of wine by the fire. Outside the bar and open courtyard offer a shady spot for a cool drink or leisurely meal.
Tucked away in the gardens, the Borgo spa’s holistic and beauty treatments nurture the body and soul alike.
Stepping into the entrance hall is a surrender of the senses, with a candlelit stone interior of vaulted ceilings, comfy lounges beside flickering open fires, and large coffee tables bearing tisane brewed from freshly picked aromatic leaves.
Seasonal plants and healing herbs from the garden are also blended into treatments, which are offered indoors or al fresco under a canopy overlooking the spa gardens.
Sessions are tailor-made to each guest and range from ancient holistic therapies such as hot stone massage, reflexology and meditative Ayurvedic Shirodhara therapy to bespoke massages, invigorating body scrubs, organic skincare rituals and classic beauty treatments.
Borgo’s freshwater infinity pool was designed to emulate a gently lapping seashore, which seems to overflow into the heavenly view of the Valle Serena that forms its backdrop. Created from shimmering quartz crystal silica sand with a large shelf for children to paddle and bars tools for adults to enjoy a drink without rising from the pool, it’s a sanctuary for lovers of the relaxing and revitalising power of water.
Corporate & Celebration Events
• Possible Buy out of the hotel for special occasions : weddings & bithdays.
• Maximum banqueting facilities : 100 people , maximum rooms 20.
• Wonderful gardens to organise private dinning and bespoked experiences
Extra Notable Features
• The Borgo Cooking school offers an extensive list of courses, classes and cooking workshops for foodies of all levels.
Set amidst the productive kitchen gardens of Borgo Santo Pietro, the cooking school provides the perfect backdrop for anyone looking to explore their love of Tuscan food.
From classic pizza and pasta making through to more advanced gourmet classes for professional chefs.
• Estate& Garden tours
A philosophy of nurture via nature and a spirit of collaboration are tangiblyfelt at the 200-acre organically cultivated Borgo Santo Pietro estate , beautiful walking tours are designed to enjoy the environment
•On site wine tasting in our cellar
Hotel and restaurant Awards
1 Michelin star award for our « Meo Modo » Restaurant
Conde Nast Traveler – Readers’ Choice Award: No.2 Best Resort in Europe; No.21 Best Resort in The World
Trip Advisor 2016 – Travellers’ Choice Winner – Top 25 Luxury Hotels – Italy, Travellers’ Choice Winner – Top 25 Small Hotels – Italy
Conde Nast Traveller – The Gold Standard (editor’s choice)Number of employees.
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