Spa L’Occitane opens at Hotel Palazzo Tirso Cagliari – MGallery

Spa L’Occitane has announced the opening of its first spa in Italy


By Wendy Golledge

13 September 2023

French spa brand, Spa by L’Occitane has opened its first Italian spa at the luxury five-star boutique Hotel Palazzo Tirso Cagliari – MGallery.

Housed in a historic property in the heart of the ancient capital of Cagliari in southern Sardinia, the project underlines the continuing partnership between L’Occitane and Accor Group.

The brands collaborate on new spa projects both in Sofitel and MGallery Collection hotels.

A double spa treatment room with yellow theming
Treatment beds in the Spa L’Occitane are supplied by Lemi

The 200sqm Tirso Spa by L’Occitane, which opened in July, offers a large infinity pool, solarium, sauna and hammam supplied by Yes by Stenal.

Created by spa designer Marco Piva, it also has a Technogym-equipped gym and an indoor hydromassage pool.

The spa has three treatment rooms filled with natural light, and an extensive bespoke spa menu.

Uniforms are supplied by Beauty Street and spa software by Beauty Check.

Bespoke spa treatments inspired by the beauty of Provence

Guests will be offered a fully integrated and holistic wellbeing journey with treatments using L’Occitane en Provence’s signature products, carried out by a team of three spa therapists.

Spa L’Occitane’s sensorial experiences are inspired by the natural beauty and fertile soil of Provence.

Each guest journey begins with a soothing Welcome Ritual, followed by a chosen treatment designed to engage all the senses, concluding with herbal teas inspired by Provençal traditions.

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“Tirso Spa by L'Occitane is the first spa that brought the expertise of the French brand to Italy. The high-level choice of construction materials and the wonderful location make the spa an exclusive destination for relaxation and wellness in the historic centre of Cagliari.”

Valentina Usai

Spa manager, Tirso Spa by L'Occitane

Additional spa rituals

The MGallery menu at Spa by L’Occitane features both new customised facial and body therapies, and signature treatments.

Uniquely at Hotel Palazzo Tirso Cagliari, guests are offered the choice of an additional spa ritual with their treatment. These include relaxing breathing, energising breathing, a Koshi sound bath or a hot compress on the neck.

Spa guests also receive a QR code linked to a short film with wellbeing tips that they can repeat when they get home.

These include how to self-administer a five-minute hand and scalp massage and how to carry out relaxing breathing techniques.

Exterior view of Hotel lit up at night
Hotel Palazzo Tirso Cagliari – MGallery by night

The latest spa innovations

Signature treatment, Immortelle Divine Secret uses products from L’Occitane’s award-winning Immortelle skincare range.

The tiny, golden Immortelle flowers, grown organically in Corsica and also Sardinia, are known for aiding longevity. They are rich in active molecules with unique anti-ageing properties.

The 90-minute facial targets deep wrinkles and lines, smoothing and firming skin texture and tackling age spots and uneven skin tone.

Catherine Tran, director of spa business development at Spa L’Occitane, says: “It has been an honour for Spa L’Occitane to collaborate with the team at Palazzo Tirso Cagliari – MGallery in creating such a fantastic spa experience.

“We look forward to developing our award-winning treatments and latest spa innovations within this beautiful historic property.”

L'Occitane amenities feature in the bathrooms of each room

Recently renovated, the 85-room Hotel Palazzo Tirso Cagliari dates back to the early 20th century. With distinct art nouveau architectural flourishes, it is situated close to the city’s famed Via Roma.

The hotel also offers two restaurants and bars, a roof terrace and a botanical garden.

Daniele Bassetti, general manager of Palazzo Tirso Cagliari – MGallery, adds: “When it came to choosing the spa brand, L’Occitane embodies the same values as we do.

“Our philosophy and mutual respect for the environment align perfectly. Moreover, L’Occitane underlines its commitment to respecting the environment not only through the purity of its products, but also its packaging, using eco-sustainable formats and refills that reduce waste.”

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