Belmond to manage Sardinia hotel
Belmond has entered into an agreement with Sardegna Resorts, an entity ultimately wholly owned by Qatar Investment Authority, to manage Hotel Romazzino, located in Porto Cervo, Sardinia.
Under Belmond’s management, the property will be known as Romazzino, A Belmond Hotel, Costa Smeralda, when it opens next year post a rebranding exercise.
Roeland Vos, President & CEO said of the agreement: “We are hugely excited to be bringing Romazzino into our portfolio, further strengthening Belmond’s leading luxury Italian offering. This is part of a strategic expansion that will see unique, one-of-a-kind properties joining our remarkable collection of experiences that is rich in history and heritage.”
“Costa Smeralda exudes every aspect of villeggiatura – the Italian concept of long, leisurely summer – which is the philosophy that our Italian hotels embrace. With its white sandy beach, vast landscape and an array of activities, Romazzino will bring back the 1960s charm of Sardinia’s original beach hotel.”
The agreement strengthens Belmond’s lead in Italian luxury hospitality, where it currently operates eight hotels and the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, A Belmond Train which covers routes across Italian destinations such as Rome, Florence and Venice.Originally conceived by the Aga Khan in the 1960s, Romazzino was designed by famed architect Michele Busiri Vici in an authentic Sardinian style.