Conrad Hotels & Resorts and Curio Collection by Hilton Set to Debut on Sardinia’s Southern Coast
Conrad Chia Laguna Sardinia scheduled to open in 2022 with Baia di Chia Resort Sardinia, Curio Collection by Hilton welcoming guests this summer 2021
June 18, 2021 // Franchising.com // Chia Laguna, Sardinia and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) has today announced plans to open two new hotels on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, following an agreement with Westmont Hospitality Group and funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. (“Oaktree”). Baia di Chia Resort Sardinia, Curio Collection by Hilton will open this summer, with luxury resort Conrad Chia Laguna Sardinia expected to welcome its first guests in 2022. Both properties will be located in southern Sardinia at the Chia Laguna, renowned for its pristine nature, golden sandy beaches and coastline lagoons home to flocks of pink flamingos.
“Conrad Chia Laguna Sardinia and Baia di Chia Resort Sardinia, Curio Collection are welcome additions to Hilton’s growing luxury and resort portfolio, joining upcoming hotels in the Seychelles, Las Vegas and Morocco. We’re pleased to be working with our long-standing partners Westmont Hospitality Group once again,” said Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, Development, EMEA, Hilton. “As restrictions ease around the world, guests are dreaming of international trips, and with 40 new Hilton openings planned this year in Europe alone, we are looking forward to welcoming them.”
Hilton joins a strong consortium with Westmont Hospitality Group and Oaktree. The project is held by a newly established real estate investment fund managed by Milan-based Castello SGR, one of Italy’s premier real estate management companies.
Conrad Chia Laguna Sardinia – Opening 2022
As the brand’s debut hotel in Italy, Conrad Chia Laguna Sardinia will be the latest addition to a growing collection of nearly 40 Conrad Hotels & Resorts around the world, including existing hotels in the Algarve, Abu Dhabi, London, Washington, D.C. and Singapore.
Conrad Chia Laguna Sardinia will be a family-friendly resort inspired by Sardinia’s local history and culture. The hotel will undergo an extensive renovation that will update and enhance all guest rooms, common areas, restaurants and bars to be in line with Conrad’s refined yet contemporary brand aesthetic. The refurbishment will pay homage to Sardinia with each space featuring its own distinct design while remaining connected to one another through the use of natural materials and colours.
The hotel will have 107 guest rooms, all featuring a private garden or terrace, with the majority offering panoramic views of the entire Chia lagoon. There will be two restaurants, a lounge and a poolside bar. La Terrazza restaurant will feature outdoor panoramic terrace seating with an iconic view of Chia Laguna and will offer a daily breakfast buffet with a hot bar, local artisan products, an organic corner and local Sardinian specialities. Sa Mesa, meaning “the table” in local Sardinian dialect, will be the hotel’s signature restaurant offering authentic Sardinian cuisine and an extensive selection of local wines from small local producers in an informal trattoria style setting. Bar Bollicine will serve as the hotel’s all-day bar and lounge, where guests can enjoy an extensive collection of Champagnes and Proseccos, as well as cocktails with a modern twist. The bar will also serve afternoon tea as well as light dishes and snacks throughout the day and will feature live evening entertainment. The hotel will also offer substantial meeting space, making it the perfect location for an exclusive meeting, special celebration or inspirational wedding.
In addition to the beach, guests can relax by the hotel’s serene pool. At the Bioaquam poolside bar, guests can enjoy light and healthy fare, freshly squeezed fruit and vegetable juices or delicious summer cocktails. The hotel’s vast Conrad Spa will span over 1,000 square meters and will include six treatment rooms, a spa bar, a yoga studio and a state-of-the-art gym.
“We’re thrilled to launch our Conrad Hotels & Resorts presence in Italy with what will be a stunning property and fantastic addition to our growing resort portfolio,” said Nils-Arne Schroeder, global brand head, Conrad Hotels & Resorts. “I have every confidence that the hotel’s bold yet locally-inspired design, extensive culinary offerings and commitment to purposeful service will create truly memorable experiences for each and every guest we welcome from next year.”
Baia di Chia Resort Sardinia, Curio Collection by Hilton – Opening summer 2021
Baia di Chia Resort Sardinia joins more than 100 hand-picked Curio Collection hotels around the world, including recent openings in London, Porto and Paris. A hand-picked collection of upscale hotels, each Curio Collection property offers guests the spirit of an independent hotel or resort with unique design and guest amenities. Curio Collection allows travellers to immerse themselves in one-of-a-kind hotels that reflect their surroundings and local culture.
The property is an eco-conscious, seafront hotel, surrounded by immaculate beaches and wildlife and its elevated waterfront location provides panoramic sea views as well as views of the entire Chia lagoon. Chia beaches have been voted the most beautiful beaches in the country by Legambiente, the most prominent environmental association in Italy.
The hotel is perfect for travellers seeking the intimacy of an independent hotel with the amenities of a resorts complex. It has 77 stylish and modern guest rooms each equipped with a private terrace. With interiors inspired by the Sardinian landscape, the guest rooms feature natural materials and tones throughout.
Guests will have the choice of three restaurants—Il Ginepro, Il Canneto and Flow—a specialty restaurant offering Southeast Asian, Thai and Sushi fusion cuisine. Guests will also be able to relax and unwind at the hotel’s two bars, which offer both indoor seating and outdoor terraces.
The hotel has a large outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts and an outdoor kids club that will have activities suitable for children of all ages.
The hotels will be perfect for a romantic getaway or family holiday. They will offer a range of entertainment options and custom experiences including themed dinners and special tastings fit for foodies; a range of spa treatments and wellness packages for those seeking relaxation and rejuvenation; kid’s club activities, water sports and other outdoor activities such as private or group excursions to nearby towns, archaeological and natural sites and even boat excursions in partnership with local guides for adventurous travellers wishing to explore the local area.
Guests staying at the hotels will have access to a private beach club located at the picturesque Monte Cogoni beach (walking distance from Baia di Chia Resort Sardinia). Guests staying at the Conrad will also receive complimentary beach shuttle service and private VIP areas on the beach.
Conrad Chia Laguna Sardinia and Baia di Chia Resort Sardinia are part of?Hilton Honors,?the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton's 18 distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi and the?Hilton Honors mobile app. Book direct at Hilton.com, through the Hilton Honors app or through other official Hilton channels for more perks and a price match guarantee.
Both hotels are a 45-minute drive from Cagliari International Airport or accessible via the Cagliari Ferry Port and will be located at Viale Belvedere, 09010 Domus de Maria Cagliari, Italy.
SOURCE Conrad Hotels & Resorts
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