New openings

Discover exciting New openings in hotels, restaurants and destinations in Italy

© Palazzo Cordusio Gran Melià, Milan, Italy

New accomodation

Montana Lodge & Spa, La Thuile (Aosta Valley) | 5-star Hotel | December 2023
55 rooms
Immerse yourself in pure luxury at Montana Lodge & Spa, a jewel of the R Collection nestled amidst a captivating alpine ski resort. Gaze out at the majestic peak of Mont Blanc as you unwind in the hotel's modern design, seamlessly woven into the breathtaking natural landscape. Savor delectable local cuisine at one of the two restaurants, then delve into the world-class wine cellar boasting 300 exquisite labels. Unwind completely at the spa, featuring a soothing indoor heated pool, an inviting outdoor hot tub, and a rejuvenating sauna. The Montana Lodge & Spa promises an experience that transcends a mere vacation – it's a sanctuary for the senses.

Grand Hotel Courmayeur Mont Blanc, Courmayeur (Aosta Valley) | 5-star Hotel | December 2023
72 rooms
Grand Hotel Courmayeur Mont Blanc, a jewel of the R Collection, stuns with its dramatic architecture, a masterpiece that seems to rise organically from the surrounding mountains. Unwind in luxuriously appointed rooms and suites, each a haven of stylish comfort adorned with contemporary furnishings. Savor exquisite culinary experiences – from panoramic views of Mont Blanc at La Fourchette to the elegant ambiance of the Equinox Lounge Bar. Indulge in pure pampering at the spa, where an indoor pool beckons, while a sauna, Turkish bath, sensory showers, and a state-of-the-art Technogym fitness center revitalize your body and soul. The Grand Hotel Courmayeur Mont Blanc isn't just a stay, it's a transformative alpine escape.

Le Cattedrali Relais, Laqua Collection, Asti (Piedmont) | 5-star L Hotel  | February 2024
13 rooms
Unveil the jewel of Piedmont's Monferrato, a UNESCO haven, at the newest Laqua Collection retreat by the Cannavacciuolo family. This exclusive escape blends contemporary elegance with the region's rich heritage. Imagine luxurious accommodations adorned with the work of Italy's design masters, seamlessly integrated with local authenticity. Prepare to be culinarily seduced by Cannavacciuolo Le Cattedrali Asti Restaurant, where Chef Antonino Cannavacciuolo and his team orchestrate a symphony of fine dining. Beyond the impeccable service and gourmet experiences, a haven of wellness awaits. Dive into the on-site spa, lose yourself under the stars at the open-air theater, or challenge yourself on the Padel or Pickleball court.  And for the ultimate grand entrance, a helicopter landing pad caters to discerning guests. This isn't just a hotel, it's a gateway to an unforgettable Italian adventure.

Palazzo Cordusio Gran Meliá, Milan (Lombardy) | 5-star L Hotel | December 2023
84 rooms 
Step into a Milanese masterpiece reborn! Witness history meet modern luxury at Palazzo Cordusio, the iconic 19th-century landmark transformed by Gran Meliá.  This isn't just a hotel, it's a portal to a bygone era where historic grandeur collides with contemporary design. Soak in the heart of Milan, just steps from Piazza Duomo and the legendary Fashion District. Explore the meticulously restored building, where 84 exquisite rooms and public areas whisper tales of the past while embracing the future's elegance. Unwind in the secret ground floor oasis, soar to the rooftop for breathtaking city views, or rejuvenate at the state-of-the-art wellness area featuring a modern, well-equipped gym. Palazzo Cordusio isn't just a stay, it's a Milanese experience unlike any other.

Fontana16 Rooms, Milan (Lombardy) | Boutique Hotel | January 2024
5 rooms
Escape ordinary at Fontana16 Rooms, Milan. This vibrant guest house isn't just a stay, it's an experience. Founders Alberto & Mauro, inspired by global travels, infused the 1920s building with bold design, curated objects, and captivating scents. Unleash your inner explorer – Milan's heart awaits.

Max Brown Hotel Missori, Milan (Lombardy) | 4-star Hotel  | January 2024
64 rooms
Milan's magic awaits at Max Brown Missori, your charming pied-à-terre in the heart of the city. Nestled just steps from the awe-inspiring Duomo and surrounded by historic treasures, it's the perfect launchpad for your Italian adventure. Imagine unwinding in one of 64 chic and bright rooms, each a haven of comfort designed with the signature "heavenly Max Brown bed." Max Brown Missori isn't just a stay, it's a slice of la dolce vita – a blend of vintage charm and modern comfort that lingers long after you check out.

Room Mate Palazzo dei Fiori, Venice (Veneto) | December 2023
16 apartments 
Opening in Venice is Palazzo Dei Fiori, where time seems to stand still and every corner has a story to tell. Housed in a 19th-century historic building constructed by the renowned Nicolò Da Ponte (87th Doge of the Republic of Venice), its style pays homage to Venetian tradition and contemporary luxury. The design of this building showcases architecture reminiscent of the splendor of Renaissance Venice, with every inch meticulously crafted to offer an unparalleled experience.

Faro delle Formiche, Grosseto (Tuscany) | Private Island 
2 rooms
Escape to paradise found! Faro delle Formiche, a dazzling 1901 lighthouse reborn as a luxury retreat, unlocks the heart of the Tuscan Sea. Two exclusive suites await within, each boasting mesmerizing Tyrrhenian Sea views guided by the lighthouse's solar beacon. This private 6-hectare island sanctuary offers breathtaking panoramas, hidden coves at your fingertips, and endless activities for a soul-stirring escape. Rediscover the art of discreet luxury and nature's embrace at Faro delle Formiche – where time slows, and every moment becomes a treasure.

Anglo American Hotel Florence (Tuscany) | 5-stars Hotel | March 2024
118 rooms 
Debuting in the historic center of Florence is the first Tuscany property of Curio Collection by Hilton. With 118 rooms and suites, an internal courtyard, and meeting rooms, it evokes the ancient charm of the city's literary salon with a design that reinterprets the Art Nouveau style. Acquired in 2021, the hotel represents the 15th out of 36 Hilton properties in Italy under the collection brands.

Villa San Luigi, COMO Castello del Nero, Barberino Tavarnelle (Tuscany) | Villa | March 2024
COMO Castello Del Nero, the historic estate spanning 740 acres in the Chianti wine region of Tuscany, unveils its latest addition: the exquisite 5-bedroom Villa San Luigi. This jewel of modern Tuscan luxury features an infinity pool offering breathtaking panoramic views and boasts a private check-in and unparalleled privacy while still providing all the comforts, experiences, restaurants, and wellness services available at COMO Castello Del Nero.

Bellevue Sardinia Resort by Meliá, San Pietro a Mare (Sardinia) | 4-star Hotel | June 2024
139 rooms
The Bellevue Sardinia Resort Affiliated by Meliá, located on the coast of Valledoria in Sardinia, is ready to welcome guests with its 139 rooms overlooking the Gulf of Asinara. It offers exclusive services such as direct access to the beach, an outdoor pool, an open-air gym, as well as panoramic restaurants and sea-view lounge bars. Here guests can enjoy a journey of discovery and relaxation, where every detail is crafted with passion and dedication.

© Lungarno Collection - The Longevity Spa

Portrait Milano Longevity Spa

January 2024

Milan's wellness revolution arrives!  Portrait Milano, the world's first to unveil the groundbreaking Longevity Spa, beckons.  This isn't a spa, it's a transformative journey. Imagine unlocking your best self with Biohacking, a pioneering approach to wellness by the renowned Longevity brand.  Inspired by regions where people live exceptionally long lives, Portrait Milano focuses on three pillars:  cold therapy, detoxification, and mindful beauty.  The result?  A revitalized you, brimming with health, inner peace, and a youthful glow. 

Accomodation Refurbishment and Rebranding

Park Hyatt Milano, Milan (Lombardy) | 5-star
108 rooms
Park Hyatt Milano raises a glass to 20 years of excellence!  This iconic hotel isn't resting on its laurels; it's raising the bar.  Following the success of Mio Lab and Pellico 3, a wave of stunning new accommodations awaits. Unveil five exquisite new rooms, each designed to pamper.  But that's not all.  Indulge in the ultimate Milanese experience with three new Signature Suites – Duomo, Montenapoleone, and Brera – each a masterpiece by architect Flaviano Capriotti. Luxury redefined awaits at Park Hyatt Milano.

Hilton Milano (Lombardy)  | 4-star Hotel
320 rooms
Hilton Milan is embarking on a significant renovation of its rooms and terrace to provide guests with a modern and sustainable experience. The first rooms will be ready by September 2024, and the indoor terrace by April 2025, drawing inspiration from Italian design and the nature of Milan while focusing on creating an eco-friendly environment and prioritizing the well-being of our guests.

Hotel Cappella, Colfosco (Trentino Alto Adige) | 5-star Hotel
52 rooms
Immerse yourself in a century of alpine luxury at Hotel Cappella. Founded in 1912, this family-run gem has transformed from a cozy inn to a magnificent 5-star retreat. The Kostner family's passion for hospitality is evident in every detail, from the exquisite interiors to the curated art collection adorning the halls.  Joining the prestigious Relais & Châteaux is a testament to their dedication. Here, amidst breathtaking mountains, experience unparalleled service and a deep connection to the surrounding natural beauty.  Hotel Cappella isn't just a stay, it's a legacy of alpine excellence.

Hotel Ferrara, Ferrara (Emilia-Romagna) | Boutique Hotel
60 rooms
Step back in time at the historic Hotel Ferrara, a new gem in The Begin Hotels collection. Immerse yourself in the heart of Ferrara, a city steeped in Renaissance magic. Choose from 60 unique rooms, including three luxurious suites boasting an internal spa and captivating views of the Estense Castle. Hotel Ferrara isn't just a stay, it's a portal to the past. The Begin Hotels' signature style blends seamlessly with the city's architecture, creating a visceral connection between you and Ferrara's rich history.  Experience personalized service, from guided bike tours to rejuvenating wellness suites, all designed to craft an unforgettable Italian adventure.

Hotel Calimala, Firenze (Tuscany) | 4-star Hotel
65 rooms
Unveiling Florence's hidden gem: Hotel Calimala. Nestled in a historic palace, it stuns with its unique blend of modern luxury and Florentine heritage.  Recently expanded, Calimala now offers "Calimala - The West," adding a touch of Art Deco glamour to your stay. Step inside and be captivated by the visionary design of Alex Meitlis and Ivo Bisignano. Imagine plush velvet, gleaming brass, and cool marble – a symphony of textures that whispers elegance. Even the exteriors, adorned with a touch of modern graffiti, hint at the captivating fusion that awaits.  Calimala is an artistic haven in the heart of Florence.

Botania Relais & Spa di Forio, Isola d'Ischia (Campania) | 5-star Hotel
10 villas
Escape to an Ischian paradise at Botania Relais & Spa! The Polito family unveils Costa del Capitano, a breathtaking extension featuring 10 private villas nestled amidst 2 hectares of idyllic landscapes. Each private villa, seamlessly integrated into the local volcanic rock, boasts panoramic views through expansive windows and evokes the island's traditional architecture with its warm colors.  Unwind in luxurious interiors adorned with Vietri ceramic floors and Mediterranean-style furnishings.  Your private terrace, complete with a patio and sunbathing area, beckons for relaxation. But the indulgence doesn't stop there.  Costa del Capitano offers a thermal pool, perfect for soaking in the island's natural geothermal wonders. This isn't just an extension, it's an invitation to experience Ischia in unparalleled comfort and style. 

Capofaro Locanda & Malvasia, Salina (Sicily) | Lighthouse
27 rooms 
Capofaro Locanda & Malvasia elevates its offerings with six extraordinary new suites. Carved from the very stones of the historic Capofaro lighthouse, these sanctuaries whisper tales of the past. Restoration has meticulously preserved original elements – think dramatic barrel vaults and a captivating spiral staircase – for an authentic experience. Bathed in blissful silence and embraced by nature, each suite embodies the essence of Aeolian architecture.
The magic extends beyond the walls. Dry stone walls and pathways crafted from local materials beckon for exploration, while a charming botanical museum awaits discovery.

Romazzino, A Belmond Hotel, Costa Smeralda (Sardinia) | 5-stars | May 2024
100 rooms
This iconic Sardinian resort, a jewel of the Costa Smeralda, embarks on a new chapter as part of the prestigious Belmond portfolio.  Originally a haven of 1960s glamor, Romazzino retains its captivating retro charm, now infused with Belmond's unparalleled dedication to luxury. Immerse yourself in the Sardinian spirit woven throughout the hotel's design.  Prepare to be pampered with unparalleled service and discover exquisite culinary experiences that celebrate local traditions.

Future Accommodation Openings

Rocco Forte House, Milan (Lombardy) | Luxury Apartment | July 2024

J.K. Place Milan (Lombardy) | 5-star Hotel | 2025

The Ritz-Carlton, Bellagio (Lake Como) | 2026

The Langham Venice, Murano (Veneto) | 2026
133 rooms

Hotel Gabrielli, Starhotels, Venice | 5-stars L Hotel | 2025 

Ruby Bea Hotel, Florence (Tuscany) | 4-star Hotel | July 2024
118 rooms

Ruby Hotel Rome (Lazio) | 4-star Hotel | 2025
164 camere 

J.K. Residence Club, Rome (Lazio) | 2024
15 apartments

Casa Monti, Rome (Lazio) | Boutique Hotel | 2024
36 rooms

Aethos Rome, (Lazio) | 5-stars L Hotel | 2025

ROMEO Rome (Lazio) | 2024

ROMEO Massa Lubrense, Naples (Campania) | 2025
63 rooms

Rocco Forte Hotels Napoli (Campania) | 5-stars L Hotel | 2027

Kimpton, Taormina (Sicily) |Boutique Hotel | 2025

Aethos Sardinia | 5-stars L Hotel | May 2024
60 rooms

Mandarin Oriental, Porto Cervo (Sardinia) | Luxury Resort | 2026
83 rooms

New Restaurants

Ristorante Cannavacciuolo Le Cattedrali, Asti (Piedmont) | February 2024
Le Cattedrali Relais, the new jewel by Cannavacciuolo and Primatesta, elevates the art of hospitality to new heights. Imagine a symphony of flavors orchestrated by the masterful Chef Gianluca Renzi.  Each dish is a celebration of Piedmontese excellence, prepared with fresh, local ingredients and a touch of culinary genius. An impeccable wine cellar boasting over two thousand labels complements every course, offering a journey through the region's most prestigious vintages.

Giardino Cordusio - Cocktail Bar, Milan (Lombardy) | December 2023
Unwind in Milan's secret oasis – Giardino Cordusio, the new jewel at Palazzo Cordusio Gran Meliá.  This isn't just a bar, it's a metropolitan garden experience crafted by the legendary Giancarlo Mancino. Mancino's mastery shines through in the extensive selection of spirits and signature cocktails.  Embark on a journey of Italian mixology tradition, with every sip a celebration of local flavors.

Ceccato Garden Bar - Cocktail Bar, Como (Lombardy)  | March 2024
The legendary Ceccato Garden Bar reopens its doors, beckoning you to a taste of paradise. Indulge in a scoop (or two!) of their legendary ice cream sundaes, a tradition cherished for generations.  But Ceccato Garden Bar isn't stuck in the past.  A new chapter unfolds, offering a curated selection of modern dishes and handcrafted cocktails, perfect for a discerning palate. Soak in the breathtaking views of Lake Como, surrounded by an elite, yet welcoming atmosphere. Welcome back, Ceccato Garden Bar!

News on Destination

Dolce Vita Orient Express
All aboard!  Embark on a luxurious journey through the heart of Italy with the unveiling of the Dolce Vita Orient Express.  This isn't just a train, it's a celebration of Italian grandeur reborn. The Dolce Vita Orient Express whisks you away on meticulously curated itineraries. From the canals of Venice to the sun-drenched shores of Portofino, historic Matera to the rolling vineyards of Montalcino, and the vibrant island of Sicily, every destination promises an unforgettable encounter with Italy's magic. This is slow travel redefined. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Italian culture, savoring every detail at a leisurely pace.  Sustainable practices and a commitment to high-end experiences ensure a journey that's kind to the environment and unforgettable for you.