The 115-room hotel, which will undergo a complete renovation before opening, is located in the historic center of Florence, a symbol of the Renaissance and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Anglo American Hotel Florence, Curio Collection by Hilton will open this fall in Italy
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced plans to open the Anglo American Hotel Florence, Curio Collection by Hilton in fall 2022, following an agreement with Westmont Hospitality Group and funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, LP. The 115-room hotel, which will undergo a complete renovation before opening, is located in the historic center of Florence, a symbol of the Renaissance and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Patrick Fitzgibbon, Senior Vice President of Development for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Hilton, said, “The Anglo American Hotel Florence is a remarkable addition to the Curio Collection by Hilton, joining nearly 50 hotels Curio Collection marketed or under development in Europe. Across the continent, we are seeing growing owner interest in our Collection brands, which allow hotels to maintain an independent look and feel, while benefiting from Hilton’s business systems and global customer base. We look forward to welcoming guests to the historic center of Florence.”
Westmont Hospitality Group added: “We are delighted to further strengthen our relationship with Hilton following our very successful collaborations in Italy and around the world. Originally built in 1792 as one of the first hotels in Florence to also welcome Leo Tolstoy and Maria Callas as former guests, the completely renovated Anglo American Hotel Florence will retain its historic and elegant grandeur while enjoying consistency and global recognition of the Marque Curio Collection.
Hilton joins strong consortium including US fund Oaktree; Westmont Hospitality Group, a strategic investment partner and operator and Unicredit SpA, the project’s lead lending bank. The project is owned by a new property investment fund managed by Milan-based Castello SGR, one of Italy’s leading property management companies. The renovation will follow the parties’ commitment to ESG investing, with a particular focus on sustainability. Emphasis will be placed on the restoration of the property while respecting its architecture and its history; restoring original finishes and using existing materials will be a key part of the sustainability strategy.
The hotel will offer quintessentially local offerings in a beautiful setting, exemplifying the Curio Collection flair for authentic, curated experiences. Located in the historic city center, two blocks from the famous Arno River, in a tranquil area of central Florence, the elegant hotel reflects the city’s history and charm with romantic Tuscan shutters and an interior courtyard sunny typical of classic Italian villas.
The Anglo American Hotel Florence, Curio Collection by Hilton is less than 15 minutes’ walk from renowned palaces, churches and museums – all filled with Renaissance art, including works by great masters such as Giotto , Brunelleschi, Botticelli and Michelangelo, and the beautiful architecture that Florence is famous for. Major nearby attractions include the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Piazza Duomo, the Uffizi Palace and Gallery, the Accademia Gallery, and Ponte Vecchio, the magnificent bridge spanning the Arno River.
After enjoying a delicious breakfast at the hotel and spending a day exploring all that Florence has to offer, you can relax and have a drink in the hotel’s outdoor courtyard and dine in the elegant restaurant of the hotel, with Tuscan menus inspired by local flavors, traditions and seasonal ingredients. The hotel is also equipped with a bar, a gym and three meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 90 people.
Florence train station is within walking distance of the hotel and connects the city by high-speed trains to Bologna, Rome and Milan. The hotel is also located near foreign consulates, including the United States, the Polimoda fashion school and many businesses.
The Anglo American Hotel Florence, Curio Collection by Hilton will be located at Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, 9, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy. Hilton currently has two commercial hotels in Florence, Italy under Hilton Hotels & Resorts and Hilton Garden Inn.
Across Italy, Hilton has 39 hotels in operation or under development, including The Local Porto Rotondo, Curio Collection by Hilton and Baia di Chia Laguna Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton, both in Sardinia, and DoubleTree by Hilton Rome Monti, all of which opened this year.
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