Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) celebrates a 2023 record-breaking.
Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) announced the current year’s results for bookings to hotels in the Italian portfolio: with the three new openings in 2023, La Roqqa in Porto Ercole, Cape of Senses in Torri del Benaco, and Furore on the picturesque Amalfi Coast, the collection now has 77 structures. The prestigious global collection includes more than 540 independent luxury hotels around the world, and with this record it adds another prestigious note to its already 30-year history.
What’s new at some of Italy’s Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ hotels
Grand Hotel Victoria Concept & Spa – Lake Como, Menaggio
The Victoria Lido Beach, from 2023 is under the management of the Grand Hotel Victoria Concept & Spa, a 5-star luxury hotel of the R Collection Hotels group. The Lido is being renovated and will reopen on May 1, 2024 following a major redevelopment and enhancement of the historic facility: the Lido will feature three outdoor lake-view pools and a new food service.
Grand Hotel Bristol Spa Resort, Rapallo
Located in Portofino, this turn-of-the-century 80-room Art Nouveau building is a landmark among the green hills and azure blue Tigullio Gulf, giving easy access of the Cinque Terre and Rapallo Marina for boat trips along the coast. The hotel boasts a new Erre Spa and innovative fine dining curated by a protégé of Alain Ducasse.
Sina Palazzo Sant’Angelo, Venice
A multi-award-winning charming hotel in the heart of Venice, it has a prime location on the Grand Canal, between the Rialto Bridge and the Accademia Bridge, a stone’s throw from St. Mark’s Square and La Fenice Opera House. With its 26 rooms, the hotel offers an authentic, intimate and special Venetian experience. Now guests can enjoy a new oasis of peace and relaxation: the lush secret garden on the inside, an atmospheric and romantic Venetian courtyard. The hotel’s gastronomic offerings have also been expanded to meet the needs of an increasingly discerning clientele.
Hotel Villa Carlotta, Taormina
Originally built in 1860, it is an iconic and elegant hotel in the center of Taormina that boasts breathtaking views of the sea and Mount Etna, enchanting gardens, excellent Sicilian cuisine, an outdoor pool, and a brand-new gym fully equipped with the latest equipment. The rooms and interiors have been recently renovated, and the contemporary decor blends perfectly with the original features of the palace, ensuring guests every comfort.
Fendi Private Suites, Rome
To provide a unique and incomparable stay experience in its home city, Fendi has created seven exclusive Private Suites within its historic Roman home: the 17th-century palazzo overlooking Via dei Condotti originally owned by the Ludovisi Boncompagni family internationally known as Palazzo Fendi. A magnificent architectural counterbalance to the sumptuous Trinità dei Monti and the prestigious home of the Maison’s Roman boutique since 2005, today Palazzo Fendi is transformed into a multi-purpose luxury hub, thanks to recent restoration and restyling work on the entire building: shopping experience combines with the privilege of reserved hospitality and exclusive within an aristocratic palace where history, the tradition of Roman aristocratic elegance and contaminations of contemporary design come together thanks to a refined selection of furnishings that masterfully juxtapose elegant upholstered furniture and the unprecedented line of lamps, both part of an exclusive collection signed Fendi Casa. On the fourth and fifth floors are the Zuma Lounge and restaurant.