By Sam Bridge
Reopening as Capri Palace, Jumeirah in April 2020, hotel is designed in the style of an eighteenth-century Neapolitan palazzo
Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company, on Tuesday announced it has been appointed to operate and manage the renowned Capri Palace in Italy.
Reopening as Capri Palace, Jumeirah in April 2020, this property enjoys an idyllic location in bustling Anacapri, one of the most exclusive and unspoiled parts of the island.
The hotel, founded by Tonino Cacace, stands high up on a hill overlooking the Gulf of Naples and fully embodies the Italian Dolce Vita, Jumeirah said in a statement.
Designed in the style of an eighteenth-century Neapolitan palazzo, Capri Palace has attracted the great and the good since it first opened its doors in the 1960s, swiftly establishing itself as the island’s most iconic hotel.
Under Jumeirah’s direction, the property is set to continue to go from strength to strength with upgrades and refurbishments in the pipeline, the operator added.
The hotel features 68 guest rooms and is home to three of the island’s Michelin stars. The hotel’s signature restaurant L’Olivo, which serves Mediterranean classics with an extensive wine list, has been awarded two stars whilst Il Riccio - the hotel’s private beach club - has one, and is the only beach club in the world to do so.
Capri Palace, Jumeirah also a world class-medical spa facility offering highly specialised signature treatments.
José Silva, CEO of Jumeirah Group, said: “We are proud and excited to welcome Capri Palace, Jumeirah into our portfolio. It is one of Europe’s most recognised and well-respected hotels, with a global reputation and following.
"Capri Palace, Jumeirah embodies our brand values of providing excellent service, unrivalled culinary experiences and inspiring design, and joins our existing collection of European properties in London, Mallorca and Frankfurt.”
Ermanno Zanini, general manager of Capri Palace, Jumeirah and regional vice president for Italy and Spain added: “We are delighted that Jumeirah Group have embraced Capri Palace to be a part of its portfolio. With the warmth of our team, the big smiles and the even bigger hearts, we look forward to build on greatness and reach new frontiers as part of this renowned global luxury hospitality company.”
Capri Palace, Jumeirah will bring its existing portfolio to six hotels in Europe, including Jumeirah Frankfurt, Jumeirah Port Soller, Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel, Grosvenor House Suites Jumeirah and The Carlton Tower, Jumeirah. In addition to the group’s portfolio of hotels in the Middle East, Jumeirah further manages hotels in China and Maldives with additional properties planned for 2020 in Indonesia and Oman.