VILLA EDEN is a paradisiacal retreat immersed in tranquillity, promising relaxation in five-star comfort. Found in Italy´s pretty Alpine town of Merano, the pursuit of healthy indulgence and total wellness is the aim here, from the elegant setting of a 29-suite private villa. Achieving balance between the mind, body and spirit begins with soaking up the intimate, luxurious atmosphere before the team of wellness experts, medical professionals, nutritionists, and fitness gurus assess your journey to a healthier, happier and more balanced life.
The history of Villa Eden began in 1982, when Angelika´s father, Karl Schmid, had the vision of transforming an elegante private villa in the wonderful setting of Merano into the first italian “Beauty Farm”. The subsequent participation of Henri Chenot in the project confirmed of the success of the innovative concept.
Ten years after its acquisition, in 1993, the management passed on to Angelika, who has been guiding the structure with immense passion ever since. In the quiet of a large park above Merano, this is a place dedicated above all to well-being and fitness, to what Angelika defines as “health promotion” with the idea of creating a place “where we ourselves would like to stay”.
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The hotel is designed for those who want to rest and regain energy and vitality. Hospitality, health, well-being and beauty have always fascinated Angelika, to the point of following the part dedicated to longevity, health, detox and beauty first-hand. The combination of medical and aesthetic treatments, physical exercise and healthy nutrition help rebalance the body and offer new energy through detox, slimming, anti-aging, anti-stress and anti-cellulite programmes.
Villa Eden then adopted the Healthy Gourmet Cuisine, using fresh and high quality products, cooked in a light and healthy way, to preserve all the essential nutrients and provide excellent digestibility.
At the next Edition of the 2024 LONGEVITY MED SUMMIT, Hannes Ilmer the Co-Owner of the Private Retreat Villa Eden, joined the line-up speakers team of the Summit to present his talk “Unlocking the luxury market. Positioning your business for success.”, combines medical vision with the luxury hospitality. This talk is perfect to Longevity clinic owners that would like to transform their clinics as an pleasant environment for their clients.
The Villa Eden´s joined the line-up speakers team of the Summit to present his talk combines medical vision with the luxury hospitality. This talk is perfect to Longevity clinic owners that would like to transform their clinics as an pleasant environment for their clients.
Hannes Ilmer, starting from an Alps guesthouse background, pursued his education at Cornell University and later worked with international hotel brands, becoming a prominent figure in Northern Italy’s hotel industry. After founding his consulting firm, he married Angelika, owner of the magnificent Villa Eden. Together, they transformed the former 4-star Kurhotel into a premier medical wellness destination. Now a 5-star luxury retreat and member of Leading Hotels of the World, Villa Eden is a haven of serenity and holistic well-being. With just 25 suites and a staff of over 80 professionals dedicated to preventive medicine, the villa attracts discerning guests worldwide. Hannes will share insights into this transformation and the evolving requests of luxury travellers seeking to enhance their quality of life.
Villa Eden is a perfect case history of how transformed a former clinic in a five star luxury Leading Hotel of the World.