Sleeping Under the Stars In L'Albereta Resort's Cabriolet Suite
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While captivating art and sculptures, world-class spa services and champagne deliveries are often commonplace at luxury hotels and resorts around the globe, one secluded Italian five-star resort has unveiled perhaps the coolest amenity a guest could ask for.
Located in the hills of Franciacorta in Italy's Lombardy region, L'Albereta is home to a one-of-a-kind suite featuring a retractable roof.
Whether looking to let in the morning sunshine or stargaze after dark, part of the ceiling disappears with the simple touch of a button, making the transition from indoor to outdoor space easier than peeling the top off of a can of sardines.
Known as the Cabriolet Room, this two person suite embodies romance (the roof opens right above the bed).
"...In the most romantic suites just press a button and, as if by magic, the ceiling opens to the stars of the sky while the moon rises to wish sweet dreams," states L'Albereta's website.
While typically reserved for NFL stadiums or center court at the All England Club, we can only hope that this unique feature inspires copycat efforts worldwide.
Forget a flatscreen television or complimentary Wi-Fi access for a minute, who woundn't prefer falling asleep under the moon and waking up to the sunrise?
This brilliant feature proves that sometimes less is more.
Still, the retractable roof isn't the only thing guests staying in the Cabriolet suite have to look forward to. There's also a balcony that faces the surrounding vineyards and nearby Lake Iseo as well as a hydro-massage bathtub.
Although availability at L'Albereta is limited, Valentine's Day (Feb. 14) is still a few months away, meaning there's still time to plan, save and potentially snag the coveted Cabriolet room. While you can book a standard guestroom at L'Albereta for just a couple hundred dollars per night, this jaw-dropping suite is likely to cost somewhere in the ballpark of $1,000 per night.
But hey, that's still cheaper than a convertible.
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