Il Sereno has been built on the shores of Italy’s Lake Como on an existing Darsena, a historical pre-existance of state-owned inalienable. Inspired by the color of the lake and its glistening water, the nature of the dramatic mountains, and the adjacent village of Torno. A 30-suite hotel surrounded by the Italian Alps, reinterprets the rationalism of the Casa del Fascio by Giuseppe Terragni, with a contemporary accent. The materials are all natural and mainly local: like Pietra di Fossena for the pavement and Ceppo Lombardo for the facade and some interiors.
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Hotel Il Sereno, designed by Patricia Urquiola and located on Lago di Como, is the first new hotel built on the shores of this famous lake in decades. Its interior is a temple of design and lighting could not be more than another vital element to be taken into account in this place since this Spanish designer based in Italy, understands luxury as a synonym of tranquility and elegance, two features related to Flos.
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Le Sereno is a hotel of the highest level on the famous shores of Lake Como, in Torno. The owners of Sereno Hotels have collaborated with Patricia Urquiola to redesign the interiors of Villa Pliniana, a splendid 16th century mansion overlooking the shores of the lake.
The building supports the highest contemporary standards, while maintaining the charm and historical details of the original design and integrates in complete harmony with the surrounding landscape with the aim of bringing a modern and more relaxed interpretation of luxury, design and personalized service to Lake Como.
B&B Italia Contract Division has provided the furnishings for all public areas and the 30 suites of the luxury hotel on the eastern shore of Lake Como. Designed by Patricia Urquiola, the hotel opened in the summer of 2016.
Impertek supports at the super luxurious hotel by Patricia Urquiola
“I love colours, the light that changes throughout the day, the green and blue reflected in the water, the clear lines of the mountains and the sky.” This is how the famous Spanish designer, Patricia Urquiola, describes Lake Como, the place that inspired Manzoni's The Betrothed and Rossini's Tancredi, where Napoleon, Foscolo, Stendhal and Lord Byron strolled.
A few steps away from the Pliniana source – the stream mentioned by Pliny the Elder in the first century BC and studied by Leonardo da Vinci – lies the super luxurious “Il Sereno” hotel, managed and renovated, together with Villa Pliniana, by Luis Contreras (Sereno Hotels group) in collaboration with Patricia Urquiola.
A constant dialogue between Landscape and Architecture, Design and Nature: the atmospheres of the 50s echo in the 30 suites of the hotel, influenced by Scandinavian shapes and Japanese shades, with chairs and beds in woven rope, sofas in fabric and leather, stone and steel that blend with the wood, and the windows through which one can see the blue-green reflections of the lake. The Spa is designed by Valmont, whereas Moroso, Cassina and B&B Italia have furnished the reception and the restaurant of the Michelin-starred chef, Andrea Berton.
Outside, the horizontal garden, created by Flavio Pollano with 183 different plant species, smells of myrtle and lavender and blends in with the vegetable wall of the celebrated, Patrick Blanc, inventor of the vertical garden.
The swimming pool overlooking the lake is in Brazilian karst stone with an ash deck and rests on self-levelling and adjustable supports from Impertek's PEDESTAL LINE range.
Supports made of recycled and recyclable material by the company that in the last thirty years has distinguished itself in Europe and in the rest of the world for high quality products entirely Made in Italy, innovative and attentive to the installation requirements that can be seen on site. Learn about PEDESTAL LINE at www.impertek.com.
Il Sereno presents a new era of luxury hotel for the iconic destination of Lake Como.
Urquiola was involved in nearly every aspect of the design for the Hotel Il Sereno, from its architecture and bedroom furnishings to its staff uniforms and private boats.
The 30-suite hotel is the third property from luxury group Sereno Hotels, which also operates Villa Pliniana, a 16th-century palazzo nearby.
Il Sereno is one of few contemporary properties in the exclusive holiday spot, which Sereno Hotels describes as not having seen any new hotel construction in decades, and is built on top of an existing arched stone boathouse.