By Andy Sambidge
Dubai hospitality group to add Grand Hotel Via Veneto to global portfolio early in 2012
Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hotel company, has been appointed to manage the five-star luxury Grand Hotel Via Veneto in Rome.
Jumeirah Group will take over the running of the privately-owned hotel and integrate it into its global portfolio of luxury hotels and resorts in early 2012, when the property will be rebranded as Jumeirah Grand Hotel Via Veneto, Rome.
Located in the heart of Rome, on the exclusive via Veneto, the hotel has 122 rooms and suites.
The hotel also has an impressive art collection of oil paintings and lithographs by such celebrated artists as Picasso, Carrara, Burri, Guttuso and de Chirico.
Grand Hotel Via Veneto was included in the Condé Nast Traveller 2011 Hot List as one of the 101 most beautiful hotels in the world.
With the addition of Jumeirah Grand Hotel Via Veneto, Jumeirah Group now has five luxury properties under management in Europe - Jumeirah Carlton Tower, Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel and the recently announced Grosvenor House Apartments by Jumeirah Living in London; and Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany.
In Spring 2012 the company will open Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa in Mallorca, Spain.
Gerald Lawless, executive chairman, Jumeirah Group, said: "Jumeirah Grand Hotel Via Veneto is an important and fitting addition to Jumeirah Group's portfolio of luxury hotels and resorts.
"From a Dubai perspective, we are also encouraged that it coincides with the launch of Emirates Airlines' A380 service to Rome."
Carlo Acampora, chairman and CEO Grand Hotel Via Veneto, said: "I am delighted that the hotel will benefit from the global reputation that Jumeirah has for the very top end of luxury. Our guests will get the very best hotel experience in Rome, coupled with all the benefits that Jumeirah brings in terms of service excellence and brand."