Tara Boucher | June 22, 2022
With its hotels in buzzing, high-profile locations like Milan, Venice, London and the Maldives, Baglioni has leaned into the classic five-star Italian origins of the brand. For its latest opening, however, the family-owned collection has gone for a more stripped-down, nature-inspired vibe to better fit with unique feel of this new destination. Opened in late-May, Baglioni Masseria Muzza is set in dreamy Puglia, the part of Italy’s “boot” known for lovely beaches and countryside, working olive oil presses, great wine and a tranquil style of luxury.
The property sits in the Salento area, which is famous for its masseria, or farmhouse, accommodations, many from the16th or 17th centuries. Each room on the property is villa-style and encourages guests to connect with the surrounding nature. Masseria Muzza was most recently a standalone bed and breakfast hotel ahead of being bought by Baglioni and renovated by Spagnulo & Partners, the firm behind all of Baglioni’s resorts.
Each of the hotel’s forty rooms and suites are decorated with whitewashed limestone, a neutral color palette and a simple Apulian-style decor. Every room features a barrage of natural light and a large, open courtyard with a mini gazebo and outdoor lounge chairs, as well as a cozy indoor seating area, large bedroom, modern bathroom, and private patios. with greenery helping to create an intimate, hideaway feel. While the Duplex and Family rooms are two of the most spacious options, the Deluxe Sunset View or Junior Suite Sunset View are the best picks for those in the market for views.
The hotel also offers a large infinity pool, pretty gardens and three open-air restaurants serving Salento-inspired cuisine. Mornings typically begin with breakfast at the Mirto Restaurant, which offers a buffet-style array of fresh cheeses, pastries and fruits, along with an egg station. After a dip in the pool, savor a lunch of light dishes like Caprese salad, salmon carpaccio and traditional Salento frisa, to name a few. End the day in the Le Site or La Limonaia Restaurant with typical Salento fare like Orecchiette pasta, a barrage of fish options or and a whole slew of salad and vegetable choices. Tip: Sunset is best enjoyed from the pool or the Le Site Restaurant, cocktail in hand.
(Source: Robbreport.com | pc: Baglioni Hotels)
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