Oetker Collection to Open First Italian Hotel on Capri

Big news from the Oetker Collection: The company, CEO Timo Gruenert announced Tuesday, plans to open its first Italian “Masterpiece Hotel” and 11th total on the island of Capri. Hotel La Palma, Capri originally opened in 1822 as the island’s first hotel (formerly known as Locanda Pagano) and is undergoing a renovation before it debuts in April 2022.

Here’s what guests can expect after being whisked to Capri by helicopter, yacht or boat from the Italian mainland: The hotel—whose design is being led by Rome-based Delogu Architects for the rooms and lobby and New York-based Tihany Design for the restaurant, pool, spa, and beach club—will be offering 30 fewer rooms than previous (from 80 to 50). Among the 50 larger guestrooms will be 18 suites—each complete with its own private balcony or terrace. Gruenert said that “classical and heritage aspects” of the hotel will remain in the new design, while all ceramics and textiles will be sourced locally.

Guestroom at Hotel La Palma, Capri

Virtual Event

Pivoting Back to Travel, The Destination Weddings & Honeymoons Edition

2020 put the nuptial plans of thousands upon thousands of couples on hold, but with the promise of widespread vaccine distribution in the near future, it’s time to get back to planning and ensure your clients live out the destination weddings & honeymoons of their dreams. Join us February 23 from 1pm – 3:10pm ET to hear from top suppliers and destinations on wedding venue options, romantic destinations & resorts and more.

Leading the hotel’s culinary scene is chef Gennaro Esposito, who has run his own two-Michelin Star restaurant, Torre del Saracino, for 23 years. Gennaro’s restaurant bar and terrace, according to Gruenert, will serve “unpretentious Italian cuisine.” The hotel will also be home to Bianca, the new rooftop restaurant and bar, which will be open late, offering views of the sea and Capri Village.

Also new to the hotel will be a pool and pool deck, complete with an elegant bar. A spa will offer three treatment rooms, including one double treatment suite, a sauna, steam bath and ice shower, relaxation space and fitness center. The hotel will also be home to three boutiques.

Bianca rooftop restaurant

Hotel La Palma is located in the heart of Capri, just around the corner from the Piazza Umberto U (also known as the “Piazzetta”) and only a short drive to the island’s southern coast. At Marina Piccola, the hotel will operate a private beach club (aptly named La Palma Beach Club), which will also serve food by chef Esposito.

Related Articles

Memories of Capri

The Cinque Terre: Italy’s Riviera

Two Island Queens on Capri and Ischia

Belmond Splendido Mare Reopens in April Following Complete Reno



Source link

Previous post Montage Healdsburg Opens in Sonoma Wine Country
Next post Luxury Adventure Travel