New openings

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

©VRetreats Cervino, Valle d'Aosta, Italy

Following the intense recovery of tourism in 2022, there have been a number of new properties and attractions added to the already wide range of offerings. We have curated the list to those who feature the destination through landscape, attention to detail, the pursuit of authentic experiences and cutting-edge gastronomic experiences that truly embody the Italian spirit.  

New accommodation

Casa Gallo, Monteu Roero (Piedmont) | Private Villa | September 2023
10 rooms
Casa Gallo is a spacious country house renovated in 2023 and is ideal for groups. The villa boasts 10 bedrooms (accommodating up to 26 guests), each with private baths and independent air conditioning. Its interior design is a sophisticated blend of elegance and comfort, merging modernity with nostalgic touches. Outside, an infinity pool, an extra large pergola and expansive gardens ensure unforgettable days of leisure.

Faern Crans-Montana Valaisia, Crans Montana (Switzerland) | 4-Star Hotel | December 2023 
134 rooms
The Faern Crans-Montana Valaisia, the second gem in the Faern collection nestled amidst the majestic Swiss Alps, is gearing up for its inaugural winter season. The resort embodies a haven of winter living, presenting a modern rendition of Swiss intimacy enriched by Slim Aarons' artwork. Its numerous rooms, boasting balconies overlooking the splendid Swiss Alps, welcome families and four-legged friends alike.

Hotel Cervino, Cervinia (Valle d’Aosta) | 5-Star Hotel | December 2023
66 rooms
Part of the prestigious V Retreats (the new Voihotels luxury brand dedicated to historic and charming residences in Italy), Hotel Cervino stands at 2,050 meters amid the impressive Alps of Valle d'Aosta. The design seamlessly blends into the landscape and is crafted with eco-friendly materials. An extra-luxurious retreat for winter adventure enthusiasts, offering the finest Italian culinary tradition, access to renowned ski slopes, and unique experiences.

Boutique Hotel Stresa, (Piedmont) | 5-Star Hotel | August 2023
26 rooms
The Boutique Hotel Stresa is a new luxury hotel that harmonizes history, culture, and comfort within a historic villa known as Casa d'Oro. Built over 250 years ago, this residence embodies exceptional hospitality, preserving the original historical features envisioned by architect Augusto Guidini. With a modern approach and innovative solutions, it offers spacious and comfortable rooms alongside elegant communal areas.

COMO Alpina Dolomites, (South Tyrol) | 5-Star Hotel | December 2023
60 rooms
Located in the beautiful Val Gardena, the fifth European resort of the COMO brand offers spectacular views of the famous peaks of the Dolomites and direct access to the Dolomiti Superski slopes. The elegant and modern facility features a lobby lounge and the COMO Shambhala Retreat Spa, including a 22-meter indoor pool, panoramic outdoor pool, sauna, relaxation areas and fitness center.

Palazzo Petrvs, (Umbria) | Boutique Hotel | October 2023
9 rooms
Nestled in the heart of Orvieto, Palazzo Petrvs stands as a truly boutique hotel, meticulously restored from a historic palace, preserving its timeless elegance. Its 9 uniquely designed rooms and suites offer an exclusive experience, while the Bistrot restaurant delights guests with dishes crafted from organic, locally sourced ingredients. The inviting living spaces and charming patio complete the welcoming atmosphere of this one-of-a-kind establishment, just steps away from Orvieto Cathedral.

Bulgari Hotel, Rome (Lazio) | 5-star Hotel | June 2023
114 rooms
The enchantment of the Bulgari Hotels & Resorts collection arrives in the Eternal City with a timeless wellspring of inspiration. Nestled in Piazza Augusto Imperatore, the hotel seamlessly blends the grandeur of Imperial Rome with contemporary allure. Each detail celebrates Roman elegance and heritage. The Michelin-starred chef Niko Romito's restaurant, located on the fifth floor, offers an exclusive gastronomic experience.

Intercontinental Ambasciatori Palace, Rome (Lazio) | 5-star Hotel | May 2023
160 rooms
One of the new IHG properties in the capital, alongside Six Senses, stands on the historic Via Veneto. Crafted by architect Carlo Busiri Vici in 1900, the hotel melds neoclassical and modern details in its design, featuring a restaurant serving Italian and American cuisine, along with an exclusive rooftop open year-round.

Edition Hotel, Rome (Lazio) | 5-star Hotel | June 2023
91 rooms
The Hotel Edition, the first Italian property under Marriott International, stands in Rome's city center on Salita San Nicola, near Via Vittorio Veneto. The grand entrance welcomes guests to luxurious rooms, two penthouses with private terraces, a rooftop pool, a gym, and a spa. The gastronomic offerings include the Anima restaurant and the Punch Room Bar.

Palazzo Sangiorgio, Catania (Sicily) | 5-star Hotel | September 2023
25 rooms
Set within a seventeenth-century palace in the heart of Catania, this luxurious hotel boasts an internal courtyard featuring a majestic staircase designed by Gian Battista Vaccarini, an iconic figure in Catania's Baroque style, beautifully restored. The interiors, adorned with Sicilian materials such as Comiso stone, Baucina tuff, lava stone, and Ragusa pitch stone, offer five prestigious suites with private hammam and Jacuzzi tubs.

Accomodation Refurbishment and Rebranding

Castelfalfi, Montaione (Tuscany) | 5-star Hotel 
120 rooms
The Tuscan resort of Castelfalfi has completed its renovation which began in 2022, encompassing room restyling, the main restaurant Olivina, the addition of four new suites and a new spa. The stylized figure of an Etruscan horse within a circle, melding with the Pegasus, symbolizes Tuscany and serves as the new graphic emblem of the property.

Avani Rio Novo Venice Hotel, Venice | 4-star Hotel | September 2023
144 rooms
With its arrival in Europe, Avani makes its debut in Italy with this modern hotel (formerly owned by NH) located in the Dorsoduro district of Venice, known for its authentic Venetian atmosphere, restaurants, and cultural sites. Originally built in the 1950s, the property showcases Italian Rationalism style with clean lines and geometric shapes. Its meeting rooms are customizable and offer abundant natural light.

Excelsior Venice Lido Resort, Venice (Veneto) | 5-star Hotel 
196 rooms 
The 15 new sea-view suites at the Hotel Excelsior Venice Lido Resort, situated on the fifth floor, mark the latest addition to the iconic hospitality landmark in Venice. The room renovation completes the initial phase of interior renewal following the restoration of the Moorish-style external facades. Celebrating the classic Venetian style with a modern touch, the premium junior suites offer views over the Adriatic and the renowned Lido beach.

Donna Camilla Savelli, Rome (Lazio) | 4-star Hotel 
99 rooms  
The V Retreats brand hotel will temporarily close for a targeted renovation aimed at reimagining common spaces and guest rooms with a goal of harmoniously blending modern comfort with classic charm. Upon its anticipated reopening in April 2024, each room will offer a balanced fusion of contemporary amenities and the hotel's distinctive character, welcoming guests to an enhanced and elegant atmosphere.

Hotel de Russie, Rome (Lazio) | 5-star Hotel 
121 rooms  
The Hotel de Russie, under the Rocco Forte Hotels group, continues its restoration with the introduction of the new Nijinsky Suite. Spanning 172 sqm of indoor space and boasting a vast 240 sqm terrace overlooking Villa Borghese and Pincio, the suite embodies a bright and comfortable design complemented by vintage Italian design pieces and Roman cultural elements.

Mangia’s Santa Teresa Sardinia, Santa Teresa di Gallura (Sardinia) | 5-star Hotel 
199 rooms
The northern Sardinia resort will join the Curio Collection by Hilton before the 2024 season, becoming part of the five Italian hotels already operating under this brand. Following recent renovations, the property will provide access to a private beach with reserved sun loungers and various water sports. Its amenities include two outdoor pools, a tennis court, gym and a wellness area.

Future Accommodation Openings

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

Collegio alle Querce, Firenze (Tuscany) | 5- star Hotel | 2024
82 rooms 

Nobu Hotel, Roma (Lazio) | 5- star Hotel | 2024
122 rooms 

Romeo Roma, Rome (Lazio) | 5- star Hotel | 2024
86 rooms 

Corinthia Rome, Rome (Lazio) | 5- star Hotel | Spring 2024

© Palazzo Cardusio Melià Hotels, Milan, Italy

Announcing the Michelin Guide “Key”

The Michelin Guide is expanding its expertise to include hotels in 2024, introducing 'keys' as a new recognition. Similar to stars for restaurants, these keys will reward hotels who offer a unique experience including added value, design, authenticity, and services. The keys will be anonymously awarded by inspectors beginning in mid-2024.

New Restaurants

Autem Milano, Milan - May 2023
Luca Natalini finally opens his venue after a two-year wait. The restaurant stands out for its unique concept: menus crafted daily based on the freshness of the ingredients displayed at the venue's entrance. Offering four tasting options - Carta Bianca, Carne, Pesce, Vegetale - and a 'blind' tasting experience, the restaurant also features a signature dish: Pasta in bianco.

Caruso, Milan - September 2023
Caruso Nuovo Bistrot, nestled in the Grand Hotel et de Milan, unveils a revamped identity with Dimorestudio's new interior design and chefs Gennaro Esposito and Francesco Potenza at the helm. Overlooking Piazzetta Croce Rossa, it's a chic spot in Via Montenapoleone's exclusive shopping area. The menu, blending Neapolitan and Milanese traditions, offers shareable dishes in a lively ambiance for both lunch and dinner, catering to quick bites at lunch and leisurely evenings among friends.

Niko Romito al Bulgari HotelRome - June 2023
The Michelin-starred chef Niko Romito unveils his seventh restaurant at the new Bulgari Hotel. Overlooking the Mausoleum of Augustus from the 5th floor, The Restaurant - Niko Romito offers a  welcoming and refined ambiance, including mahogany walls and Bulgari artwork. The menu showcases contemporary Italian cuisine through iconic Italian recipes, reimagined to emphasize purity and lightness.

Basalto, Catania - October 2023
Within the new  Palazzo Sangiorgio stands the gourmet restaurant Basalto. It delights both hotel guests and external visitors with a contemporary reinterpretation of traditional Sicilian cuisine. Led by the young Chef Jonathan Mirabella, the menu offers a touch of modernity and exoticism to classic Sicilian dishes. The space includes a rooftop and an internal courtyard with the impressive Giovanni Battista Vaccarini Staircase, providing an elegant setting for dinners, aperitifs, and private events.