By Lauren Gonzalez, Umbrella PR
It’s 2023, and America has finally realized that no amount of advanced technology or AI gadgets is going to relieve the age-old mental overwhelm and physical exhaustion that accompany motherhood. This is a full-time job for which the noisy pomp and showy flair of a “mom’s night out” will simply not suffice. When caregivers are in desperate need of being cared for, they turn to Orlando’s ette hotel, a stunning oasis of “seclusion without solitude” where every need is met and every whim expertly fulfilled.
Created by discriminating hotelier Alex Ekbatani, discover an alcohol-free, Mediterranean-inspired bucket list destination spot designed to cultivate a deeply serene experience for mind, body, and soul. Exuberant self-care begins before guests even cross the threshold as they take in the lush overhanging vines and meticulous sprawling foliage befitting an inland paradise. One of the property’s most prized gems – a magnificent olive tree nearly four decades old – extends its limbs skyward, offering notions of peace and prosperity to all who pass by.
“At every turn, ette surprises and delights guests,” says Ekbatani. “Every detail is crafted with intention to provide nothing but the absolute best for our discerning visitors seeking relief from the bustling pace of the ordinary everyday.”
The sweeping Tuscan architecture of the entryway and lobby speak to an inviting old-world charm in which guests feel immediately at home. Adorned with fine Italian Calacatta marble inlays and contemporary brushed metal fixtures, each facet of the earthy, distinctively modern interior foretells the precise attention to detail required for an effortlessly relaxed experience. An accommodating staff stands close at hand, providing a warm welcome to what may very well be a life-changing stay.
Select from among 126 meticulously adorned rooms in which every comfort is tailored to suit specific wellness preferences, including suites befitted with a Peloton bike and Technogym free weights to support peak health. Rest mind and body nestled in luxury bedding by Frette Linens and Terry. Pamper skin and hair with a lavish selection of Le Labo and Salt & Stone beauty accoutrements cradled in the ette’s signature keepsake presentation box. Find nourishment at any moment with twenty-four hour room service, VIP turndown, a minibar curated with a bevy of local fare, an in-room Nespresso machine, and much more.
The ette is the first hotel to boast state-of-the-art gym facilities exclusively outfitted by PENT Fitness, known for coordinating the elite luxury performance equipment showcased on the world’s top-tier luxury yachts and villas. Tend to the body’s need for movement, experience a rush of feel-good endorphins, and renew the essential mind-body connection with a customized personal fitness or yoga class provided by the industry’s top instructors. Support an ongoing wellness journey with a curated selection of expert-led courses on personal development, balanced nutrition, and more.
Replenish with a fresh taste of the Mediterranean at the ette’s Salt & The Cellar, a non-alcoholic mixology bar and just one of three onsite dining options. In addition to an innovative, modern alcohol-free menu, guests who wish to imbibe are invited to bring their own libations and take advantage of a zero onsite corkage fee. Salt & The Cellar offers a complete breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner menu conceptualized by world-renowned Chef Akira Back. The celebrity culinary master, who oversees over 25 restaurants around the globe, is known for reshaping modern Japanese cuisine to create a distinguished experience, with A-list fans that include Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lopez, and Justin Timberlake.
Après meal, unwind in the full-service Spa at the ette, providing an advanced treatment menu featuring specialists trained in a variety of healing modalities. Immersive massages and reviving facials with add-on options for hands and feet, eyes and lips, scalp, and other focused skin therapies restore vitality to overworked skin. IV therapy, Reiki, and sound healing promote inner healing and harmony. Soulful meditation and guided breath work support the mindfulness that empowers the best version of “you.” Guests are also invited to shop exclusive collections from Natura Bissé, Tammy Fender, and Florivera to maintain healthy beauty at home.
Re-energize with a rich cup of Onyx coffee while taking in the first-ever open-concept Laundry Museum facilities, offering guests a front-row view of the bustling in-house laundry specialists as they refresh, press, and fold towering stacks of fine linens in synchronized harmony. Stimulate the mind by wandering through the ette’s own private collection library filled with tomes from renowned book publisher TASCHEN®. Relax in the plentiful sunshine and pristine setting of the hotel’s open-air botanical pool, complete with Chef Akira Back’s poolside refreshments – an enticing array of appetizers and sophisticated mocktails handcrafted by world-class mixologists.
Process the day over a five-star dish from a full seasonal menu created by Chef Akira at sultry Sentient, ensconced in the ette’s renowned collection of hand-chiseled velvet chairs. Enjoy a fine meal with no responsibilities, no rush, and no interruptions before taking in a sweeping panorama of park views – plus a nightly fireworks show – from a perch on the elevated sixth floor LIPA Rooftop bar. Browse an extravagant selection of the award-winning chef’s Asian-fusion al fresco favorites accompanied by an inventive mocktail compilation. Soak in the peace, renewal, and rejuvenation of a self-care experience that becomes more than a memory: a way of life that endures long after departure.