Wednesday 3 July 2013

Hotel Castello di Casole No.1 Resort in Europe

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Timbers Resorts' Luxury Tuscan Retreat Estate Earns Top Honours on the 2013 World's Best Awards List

Hotel Castello di Casole – A Timbers Resort, in Tuscany, Italy, has been voted the No.1 Resort in Europe, the No. 1 Hotel for Families in Europe and the No. 2 Best Hotel in the World in the annual World's Best Awards survey by the discerning readers of Travel + Leisure.

The former 10th century castle turned 41-suite boutique hotel sits on the pinnacle of the 4,200-acre Castello di Casole private estate and is ideally located within an hour of Florence, Siena and the Chianti and Montalcino wine regions.

"We're honoured to be recognized by the readers of Travel + Leisure who possess a special appreciation for the very best in travel, service and dining," said David Burden, CEO and founder of Timbers Resorts. "We are incredibly grateful to our guests who acknowledged our efforts and we look forward to welcoming new visitors."

Developed and operated by Timbers Resorts, the five-star Hotel Castello di Casole offers rustic Tuscan elegance in a spectacular setting featuring more than 100 acres of vineyards and olive groves, a model game reserve, a state-of-the-art wellness centre, an infinity pool that overlooks the serene countryside and some of the region's finest cuisine. Guests can enjoy a selection of activities ranging from Italian and painting classes to guided vineyard tours and truffle hunting adventures.

This summer, Hotel Castello di Casole celebrates the expansion of its wellness centre, Essere Spa,
offering guests an enhanced on-property experience. Spanning 5,400-square-feet of the estate's former wine cellar, the spa features barrel-vaulted ceilings, restored stone walls, a comprehensive fitness facility and an outdoor terrace for mind-body exercises including yoga and Pilates. The Essere Spa treatment menu incorporates ingredients found directly on property and throughout the region including olives, flowers, herbs and grapes.

Announced by the world's most influential travel magazine brand, Travel + Leisure, the World's Best
Awards rankings are the result of an annual readers' poll conducted by the magazine, and are amongst the most highly regarded in the travel industry. The readers define excellence in travel by rating their experiences and evaluating hotels across the world on the following characteristics – rooms and facilities, location, service, restaurants and food, and value. The 2013 World's Best Awards lists, as well as survey methodology, are featured on now and will appear in the August issue and the family ranking will be published in the November issue.

In celebration of  Hotel Castello di Casole's first birthday

Guests booking two nights at Castello di Casole will get the third night free in any of their suite categories.They will also receive a €100 credit to be used on property during their stay.

Details  includes:
• Accommodation in suite of choice featuring breathtaking panoramic views of the Tuscan countryside
• €100 resort credit per couple once during stay valid on Spa services or at our dining outlets
• Full breakfast daily at Ristorante Tosca
• Complimentary WiFi
• In-suite movies and minibar
• Valet parking
• VAT and service

Valid for bookings made by July 31, 2013 and valid for travel until October 31, 2013.

This offer may not be combined with any other offers/promotions and is based on a 3-night minimum stay. 50% deposit required at time of booking.

For more information about Hotel Castello di Casole, visit

About Hotel Castello di Casole

Hotel Castello di Casole – A Timbers Resort, is a boutique resort in Tuscany, Italy, located 45 minutes southwest of Florence. The historic 4,200-acre estate features a 41-suite boutique hotel that celebrated its grand opening in July 2012.

The hotel is complete with a world-class spa and wellness centre, swimming pool, pizzeria, stylish bar and visionary fine-dining restaurant, and the estate is home to a model game reserve, 88 acres of vineyards, 13 acres of olive groves and an expansive trail system.

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