Conrad arrives in Sardinia, marking brand’s debut in Italy

The highly anticipated Conrad Chia Laguna Sardinia has opened, marking the luxury brand’s debut in Italy – combining a pristine natural location with high-end interiors by Studio Marco Piva to create an exclusive oasis on the picturesque Sardinian coastline…

Conrad Chia Laguna Sardinia_entrance and public space

Situated on a prime location along Sardinia’s coastline, Conrad Chia Laguna Sardinia overlooks Chia Bay and is nestled between the golden sands of both Monte Cogoni Beach and Dune di Campana Beach. Sheltering 107 guestrooms, the resort offers a secluded retreat for travellers seeking total ease and relaxation along with exclusive guest amenities and privileged access to all that the larger Chia Laguna Resort has to offer. The hotel opening is significant. Not only does it mark the brand’s inaugural opening in Sardinia, but it also marks the brand’s first hotel in Italiy, and also represents Conrad’s expanding global portfolio of distinctive hotels and resorts.

terrace with sea view at the Conrad Chia Laguna Sardinia Presidential Suite

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“We’re thrilled to introduce Conrad Hotels & Resorts in Italy as the latest marquee opening for the brand following notable openings in Shanghai and Tulum early this year,” said Dino Michael, Senior Vice President and Global Category Head, Hilton luxury brands.”Located in a destination famous for its turquoise coastline and picturesque mountainous views, Conrad Chia Laguna Sardinia will provide our highly discerning guests with authentic, impactful experiences through Conrad’s renowned purposeful and passionate service.”

Perched on the southern-most tip of the Mediterranean island, the resort is surrounded by all the awe-inspiring natural beauty Sardinia has to offer. Sand dunes, coastal flora and fauna and pink flamingos give way to both Monte Cogoni and Dune di Campana, renowned as Italy’s most beautiful beaches and found on either side of the resort. These spectacular vistas with hues of natural green and blue are visible from every corner of the property, with guestrooms, suites, restaurants and pools all boasting panoramic views across the iconic bay and lagoon. Chia is a protected habitat to wildlife and is home to countless species as well as wild herbs such as mint, rosemary and thyme which often fill the coastal air with their aromatic scent.

guestroom in coastal colours and tones at the Conrad Chia Laguna Sardinia

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The surrounding natural beauty is reflected in the property’s interior thanks to a unique design concept by Studio Marco Piva – Milanese masters of hospitality design. Inspiration comes from the hotel’s elevated coastal location above the bay with natural materials and neutral tones featured throughout resulting in a harmonious blend of elegance and Mediterranean simplicity. The approach combines contemporary design with local materials such as Sardinian ‘Biancone di Orosei’ marble, a calcareous rock derived from ancient coral and fossils that has a subtle sandy hue. These locally sourced rocks were used to create terraces, seamlessly blending the resort into its surroundings. The hotel lobby features elements of the Sardinian culture, inviting guests to fully experience the location’s cultural background with details such as wall coverings of traditional Sardinian fabrics and furniture decorated with ropes, representing the destination’s nautical roots.

feature lighting and decor in sandy colours in La Terrazza Restaurant

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The hotel is designed to offer something for families and couples alike, with the guestrooms divided into two areas to reflect this, with dedicated swimming pools, private gardens and pathways alongside two restaurants to suit every palette. La Terrazza serves a menu of Mediterranean and international cuisine in an interactive setting where guests can observe the cooking process alongside panoramic views from the al fresco terrace. Sa Mesa is set in an olive grove, and features local specialities with a contemporary twist, offering foodies an authentic experience under the twinkling Mediterranean night sky.

The hotel shelters an on-site Conrad Spa which serves as calm haven with an extensive treatment menu and a rooftop solarium with breath-taking views overlooking the entire resort and surrounding landscapes can be enjoyed from a series of pools.

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