Belmond announces a makeover for Splendido – the grande dame of Liguria

Belmond has announced the renovation of Splendido, A Belmond Hotel, Portofino. The property is an emblem of Portofino’s allure since the 1950s and the hotel will undergo a multi-phase renovation by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio

plaster pink façade of Belmond Hotel Splendido

Following the refurbishments of Spendido Mare, A Belmond Hotel, Portofino in 2021 and Maroma, A Belmond Hotel, Riviera Maya, slated to reopen in May 2023, Belmond will be embarking on a comprehensive renovation of Splendido, A Belmond Hotel, Portofino with the first phase complete in June 2023.

view from the terrace at Splendido, A Belmond Hotel, Portofino

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“Splendido is a true icon and so our approach to the renovation project was similar to that of a portrait painter,” said Martin Brudnizki, founder of Martin Brudnizki Design Studio. ” We are creating a design centered on the building and one that is as much a restoration, as a rejuvenation.”

Taking place over several years, the team will undertake a meticulous restoration of the former 16th century Benedictine monastery, honouring the history of the building, while sensitively injecting contemporary relevance. Over the course of each summer reopening, the hotel will unveil brand new spaces, with the first reveal taking place in June 2023. This will include a renovated pool area and new intimate, family villa dining experience at The Pool Grill restaurant, as well as the complete redesign of the Baronessa Suite.

Inspired by the noble Palazzos of the region, the elevated accommodation offering will blend the rich tradition and storytelling of the Italian Riviera, with contemporary comfort and elegance.

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