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Ho Collection, which has a new trulli luxury concept in the pipeline, starts 2023 with the wind in its sails. 

The residence is aimed at corporate groups and families

At the end of 2022 Ho Collection acquired Borgo Barzae in the trulli area of Barsento in Puglia. Consisting of 20 units, and on over five hectares of land, the property has a cummersa, a typical house with a sloping roof dating back to 1300 AD.

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“We expect to open in 2025. The residence is aimed mainly at corporate groups, groups of friends or families of up to 14 people”, says Ho Collection’s managing director Mattia De Gennaro. The idea is to develop a "luxury concept inside the trulli which often, due to their smaller size compared to farmhouses, are less used for this type of clientele, despite being even more authentic. As this is a historic, listed property we must pay particular attention to preserving its beauty and history."

 

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Patria Palace Hotel Lecce

A total of six hotels and 905 keys 

In 2022 Ho Collection generated a turnover of over €20 million; the Patria Palace Hotel in Lecce posted an ADR 120% higher than in the pre-Covid 2019 and there are now plans to add a spa, which is scheduled to open in 2024.


“These are numbers and figures that represent a clear sign of recovery and the beginning of the post-Covid era. With a total of six Ho Collection hotels and 905 keys and a total of 166,516 bookings in 2022 for 2023 the outlook is positive. “We expect an increase in average rates of a further 10% and a 12% increase in turnover.”

 

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La Roqqa, in the municipality of Monte Argentario, will be the name of Swedish entrepreneur Conni Jonsson’s debut structure in Porto Ercole.

The hotel, built by Erqole, will open in summer and will have 55 rooms and suites, as well as a private beach club, panoramic terrace, restaurant and cocktail bar.

La Roqqa

“The hotel is in an old factory near Porto Ercole’s docks”

“The story of Erqole begins a few years ago – says managing director, Flavio Bucciarelli – when, looking for a summer residence the Jonsson family discovered and fell in love with Monte Argentario. Inspired by the beauty of the area and wanting to give something back they bought the abandoned ex-Cirio factory close to the Porto Ercole docks which was integrated with other nearby premises. The opening of La Roqqa, previously the Don Pedro Hotel, will turn this little town into a unique destination where visitors can rediscover the authenticity of the Maremma area.”

An authentic experience for guests

“In response to the specific request of the client to regenerate the space, we renovated not only the building but also the experience for the guests who will stay here at La Roqqa,” say Ludovica and Roberto Palomba, of the Palomba Serafini Associati studio who were called in to follow the project.

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Rocco Forte is expanding in Sardinia, managing the former Le Palme Hotel in Porto Cervo.

After redevelopment the resort will open in 2024

Thanks to an agreement with Sixth Street, Rocco Forte will take over the management of the former Le Palme hotel in Liscia di Vacca, Porto Cervo. Completely redeveloped by the Italian-English group, the resort will feature 64 rooms and suites, a spa, three restaurants, a panoramic rooftop bar, and spaces for meetings and events. It is scheduled to open in 2024.

The project uses natural materials and local craftsmanship 

Sixth Street acquired the property in January 2022, jointly with Eidos Hotel Capital Partners as the operating asset manager. With interior design by Patricia Urquiola, the project uses natural materials and local craftsmanship.  The Porto Cervo resort will join Rocco Forte's Italian properties in Rome, Florence, Sicily and Puglia, as well as The Carlton Milan and the Rocco Forte House Milan which is scheduled to open in 2024.

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Minor Hotels takes aim at Portopiccolo's tourism business management, in the port complex near Trieste.

The Minor Hotels interest is based on rumours 

It could be the Minor Hotels group (we still don't know which brand) to take over the management of the tourist activities of the Portopiccolo complex, in Sistiana, near Trieste. This is according to rumours published by Trieste’s daily newspaper Il Piccolo. They emerged after the city’s civil court rejected the appeal by the company Trieste 2040, the new name of Ppn Hospitality which was managing the 58-room five-star hotel Falisia Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, as well as 203 luxury flats, 110 berths and the nearby Castelreggio public beach.

Falisia Luxury Collection Resort & Spa was taken over for €36 million

Trieste 2040 is in financial difficulties and, due to defaults has received an executive eviction from Portopiccolo's owners, Hig Realty Partners and Rilke. Hig Realty Partners, the real estate investment division of the international fund Hig Capital, took over the tourist complex in 2020 for €150 million, of which around €36 million for the five-star property. This was in collaboration with the asset management company InvestiRe. Rilke, a subsidiary of the Rizzani de Eccher group which sold, but retained a minority stake.

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HNH Hospitality's turnover for the 2021-22 financial year was €71.4 million, with a 5% profit, nearly double the €34.8 million of the previous year. 

HNH has the largest number of managed properties in Veneto

“In 2022 we consolidated the strong rebound of 2021, but with continuity in sales that covered almost every month, and which made it possible to achieve and largely exceed the growth objectives,” says HNH’s managing director Luca Boccato. City hotels performed well, going from 31% in 2021 to 47% in 2022, while corporate and MICE hotels were stable going from 27 % to 28% and resorts dropped from 42% to 25%. The highest revenues, of €41 million, were posted by the hotels in the Veneto region, where HNH also has the largest number of managed properties.

“Our 2023 revenue forecasts are €98 million”

HNH’s position was further strengthened with the 2022 opening of the Almar Giardino di Costanza Resort & Spa, and the reopening of the Venice Mestre – The Quid at the end of its rebranding process. “Our 2023 revenue forecasts are €98 million, well above pre-pandemic levels, with an occupancy rate of 70%.”

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The Cyrano, a 4-star hotel with 42 rooms in Saronno in Lombardy, is a new entry for the Italian group Easy Hotel. 

There is interest in Italian secondary locations

“Reviving an inactive hotel on the outskirts of Milan was a challenge for us, – says Emilia Siani, general manager of Easy Hotel Group. - We have taken over a property with great potential". “We are happy to have completed this successful operation in just over a month, together with the Easy Hotel Group – adds Cristina Gentile, senior real estate consultant hospitality at WCG. - This deal confirms the interest in Italian secondary locations, both by investors and by Italian and international hotel chains. The choice of smaller towns that are well connected to primary cities is advantageous for budgetary results thanks to the lower rents."

Easy Hotel Group will open a hotel on Pantelleria in May 

Easy Hotel Group currently has six hotels and two restaurants in its portfolio. These are in Rimini, Milan, Verona and Saronno, for a total of 370 keys and 26 apartments. The company plans to open another property in May,  the 4-star Hotel Kirani on the island of Pantelleria.

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Baia Silvella Group, owner of the Baia Camping Village, has issued a second, €10 million bond. 

Investing in improvements and water parks

The €10 million issue is to fund the company's investment programme (about 35 million from 2023 to 2026). The six-year bond is completely unsecured and will allow the group to improve and  modernize its managed accommodation facilities, adding further facilities and water parks. 

The Baia Silvella Group, headquartered in Sal in the province of Brescia, will close the 2022 fiscal year with consolidated revenues exceeding €50 million (+30% over 2021) and gross operating margins of some €22 million, more than doubling the previous year. 

Eleven camping villages around Italy

The group currently manages 11 camping villages in Sardinia, Veneto, Rome, Lake Garda, Trieste, Puglia, and Croatia.



“We are planning to further improve the quality of our services,-  says group manging director Valerio Vezzola. - We believe that the numerous improvements we will make, as well as the exclusivity of our locations, will give us a significant competitive advantage. We are satisfied with the 2022 results and are certain that the choices we are making are the right ones.”

 

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Mangia's Torre del Barone has reopened on 7 April after renovations for €15 million and a repositioning as a 5-star property.

Agrigento, Sciacca and Palermo are all within easy reach  

Located on the south-western coast of the island, Mangia's Torre del Barone on five floors has 231 rooms with private terraces and sea views. There are also two swimming pools, sports facilities and kids’ clubs, a spa and restaurants. “Our priority has always been our customers, and making sure they have a perfect experience,” says Marcello Mangia, CEO and president Aeroviaggi Group.

Mangia's Torre del Barone


“Torre del Barone has been renovated to 5-star standards and is the ideal destination for guests who wish to explore the largest island in the Mediterranean, with many historical, cultural, and geographical areas of interest like Agrigento, Sciacca and Palermo within easy reach”.

 

The Brucoli Resort in Sicily enters the Marriott Autograph Collection

The summer will also see Mangia's Santa Teresa Resort in Sardinia and Mangia's Brucoli Resort in Sicily reopen, each with five stars and managed by international soft brands. Rumours has it it that Santa Teresa Resort in Sardinia will be a Hilton brand while the Brucoli resort is entering the Marriott Autograph Collection. 

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Dimensione Sicilia’s says the growing demand for its Sicilian Secrets tour is moving towards a record high.

Dimensione Sicilia’s 2023 season ends on 11 November

“The 2023 edition of Sicilian Secrets, our regular departure tour, has just begun and it is already shaping up to be a record-breaking season,” says Julian Zappalà, general manager of Dimensione Sicilia. The operator has nine classic Sicily itineraries with varying durations and combinations, as well as travel extensions to the Aeolian and Egadi Islands, Malta, and other destinations in Southern Italy. With over 250 departures a year, on Saturdays from Catania and Tuesdays from Palermo, this year the season extends to nine months, ending on 11 November. 

Visits to wine cellars, and a gulet cruise with chefs on board

Some dates are already sold out, and the popularity among Italian and international customers remains high, adds Zappalà:


“We have 4-star hotels in the historic centre, and visits to Sicily’s main towns, to a UNESCO heritage site and with an escort guide for the duration of the tour. There is an exclusive visit to the historic Florio cellars in Marsala, and to the famous Sabad chocolate shop in Modica, as well as tastings of typical products and much more. Another flagship product is the Gulet cruise to the Aeolian Islands with individual departures in cabin charter. This is available from 3 June to 23 September, and is an extraordinary travel experience with nights at anchor, chefs on board, and plenty of space to enjoy a relaxing and fun holiday.”

 

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Atheos Milano, a new hybrid hospitality format not unlike that of Soho House, has officially opened in Milan.  

Club Talk events and discounts on F&B

Aethos Milan in the Navigli district provides club members with access to reserved areas such as the gym and the opportunity to participate in fitness, yoga, pilates, and meditation sessions. During the day there is access to the Doping Bar and the private lounge of the new Zaia Restaurant. Exclusive events such as Club Talks and discounts on food and beverage as well as stays in the brand's other destinations, including the most recent acquisition, Aethos Monterosa in Valle d'Aosta, are also available.

A world-wide network of clubs

“Aethos is a holistic concept of hospitality,” says Aethos's founder and CEO, Benjamin Habbel. “Our members enjoy a variety of experiences focused on well-being and sharing. The Club is accessible to members of all ages who share our values, and are like to build relationships and effect positive change. Aethos also has agreements with other clubs around the world, from London to New York, so our members can feel at home no matter where they are.”

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