It’s that time of year! We’re excited to introduce the new members of our Collection for 2021! A few key points before we introduce you to our newest Celebrated Hotels:
- Despite the pandemic, we still prioritized our Annual Inspections. For the first time we did not inspect all of our properties, but we saw most! I am grateful to Lorri D’Amico from Team Italy who spent 5+ weeks there visiting partners. Thank you to Olive Roberts & Kirsty Hoskins from our UK/Ireland team who are based across the Atlantic and navigated shifting restrictions to see so many properties.
- This is not the same hotel landscape as 2019 (understatement!). Hotel teams are in flux, and so many hotels are struggling with significant financial challenges. Now more than ever, we are here to guide you with our insider knowledge.
- Our new additions are terrific! They include openings as well as hotels that made significant upgrades.
- We also dropped hotels – some properties took a significant step backward. We know how much you trust us, and we do not take that trust lightly.
Now, let us introduce you to our new Celebrated Hotels:
Grand Hotel Portovenere
Just 30-minutes to Cinque Terre by boat or car, this is the closest high end property to the iconic towns. Located in Portovenere’s picturesque harbor, the views are gorgeous.
One of the most compelling openings in London in years, this property feels like a private club. The sister hotel to Chewton Glen, Cliveden, and Lygon Arms, we were impressed by their design details, art collection, and warmly-designed rooms and suites.
We love our castles, and this luxury hotel dates to the Renaissance. You may have missed its opening in 2019, but with cool style and a superb “Gateway to the Dolomites” location, we know this property is one you will soon know and love.
The “Glorious Playground” of Gleneagles will soon have an Edinburgh outpost! We have (not so) patiently waited for an intimate 5-star here, and with just 33 exquisite rooms, this will have the feel of a private club with the fun dining (and drinking) experiences you would expect from their visionary team.
Dublin’s city centre continues to expand, especially thanks to The Docklands, home of The Marker. This hip 5-star features unique contemporary style which pulls from Ireland’s history and topography. The Rooftop Bar & Terrace is a nice spot for great views and good craic!
Grand Hotel Fasano
(Lake Garda, Italy)
With a setting straight out of a movie, we love that it sits directly on the lake. This full service resort features a nice mix of indoor and outdoor spaces. Located between Lake Como and Venice, this is a wise stop on an itinerary of Northern Italy.
COMO Metropolitan London
We are so pleased with the updates here as well as the value they offer in their coveted Park Lane location. Their apartments and suites are excellent for families, and the team is focused on details, attentive service, and we appreciate the bonus of onsite destination restaurants such as Nobu.
Links House at Royal Dornoch
Officially this is our northernmost Celebrated Hotel with a stunning location in the Scottish Highlands about 45 minutes north of Inverness right on the Sea. Guests love the sophisticated Scottish style and the central base for outdoor activities, distilleries, and world class golf.
We are so excited for this Sloane Street gem to open its doors! Coming this summer after an extensive rebuild, this 14-room, all-suite hotel features lavish suites each named after a London theater. This is the sister property of the acclaimed Celebrated 5-star, Beaverbrook, located just outside London.
(Amalfi Coast, Italy)
This was supposed to be the biggest opening of 2020, but the pandemic changed those plans. Now opening this summer, there is even more buzz about this spectacularly-designed, contemporary-styled luxury hotel on the Amalfi Coast.
Grand Hotel Victoria
(Lake Como, Italy)
Opening in just a few weeks, this Grand Hotel has had a massive refurbishment that melds contemporary style with the hotel’s Art-Nouveau architecture. Commanding a lakefront location in Menaggio, they have both outdoor and indoor pools.
Over the past few years we have inspected Conrad Dublin many times, and each visit left us more impressed. The evolution of this full service property is dramatic, and we are excited for your clients to enjoy the cool Celebrated Perk – we can’t share too much here because it involves a shebeen (the Irish version of a secret speakeasy!).
As little sister to Sheen Falls Lodge, you would expect this new property to have warm, stylish design. With just 20 bedrooms and without a traditional lobby, this townhouse suits independent travelers in search of a prime location between Trinity College and St. Stephen’s Green.
In the 1950’s shoe designer, Salvatore Ferragamo, acquired this Tuscan estate 40 minutes south of Florence, and it remains in their family’s hands. This is the sister of Celebrated favorite, Il Borro, and features 14-hotel rooms. They also have eight villas (each with a pool) that are Celebrated Homes.
Opening later this year, new owners took the helm in 2016 and have invested heavily in this sensitive restoration, creating what will be one of Ireland’s finest hotels. With its unique location, guests will get the best of both worlds: being in the center of one of our favorite towns, while also being in the midst of beautiful countryside!
Locanda in Tuscany
(Val d’Orcia, Italy)
One of our smallest, most charming properties, Locanda in Tuscany has just nine rooms. They have created an immersive experience in the heart of the Val D’Orcia landscape, central to our favorite historic towns as well as Brunello and Vino Nobile vineyards.
Powerscourt Hotel & Spa
One of Ireland’s most recognized resorts, our team was thoroughly impressed on their autumn inspection. New owners took the helm in 2019, and we are delighted with their enhancements. We love the Wicklow location and easy access to Dublin’s Airport.
(Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Northern Ireland is no longer a rising star on the destination scene…it has risen! This 5-star property has had significant upgrades in recent years, and we love the updated design. We are pleased to now represent Fitzwilliam Dublin’s northern sister!
Villa Agrippina Gran Melia
We get frequent requests for urban resorts, and families will love the lush grounds, outdoor pool, and interconnecting rooms at this Roman oasis. Located on the Vatican side of the Tiber, they have a wide variety of suites, including some with private gardens.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about our new properties! We’d love your feedback! We work hard to offer you the very best in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and Italy. We hope to assist you soon!