There are spas, and there are spas—places so spe­cial that you can’t help but want to visit. The new spa at the Four Sea­sons Hotel Milano is one of those. Now open to hotel guests, the hotel has con­verted a 15th cen­tury for­mer con­vent with the help of renowned designer Patri­cia Urquiola, craft­ing a unique city retreat amidst 200-year-old vaulted ceil­ings and brick walls.

The design is all Ital­ian, using native mate­ri­als, warm col­ors and ameni­ties like warm­ing stones to cre­ate a relax­ing ambiance for guests.

The spa fea­tures just seven treat­ment rooms but boasts ameni­ties like a Turk­ish bath, sauna, Scot­tish shower, Techn­o­gym fit­ness stu­dio and sig­na­ture hair salon by Rossano Fer­etti. Guests enjoy treat­ments branded by names like La Prairie and Sodashi, a com­bi­na­tion of the ultra-luxe and the natural.

Right now, the hotel is open only to hotel guests, but will open to the pub­lic in the fall. We can’t wait to visit.