By the end of 2023, The Student Hotel (TSH), which already leads modern lifestyle hospitality trends in destinations such as Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Paris and many more, will amplify its industry-leading and hybrid hospitality concept in the capital city of Rome, marking the group’s fifth hotel in Italy…
Designed to bring communities together – just in time for the world to reunite – The Student Hotel (TSH) has announced that it will open a new hotel in what is fast-becoming the hotel development hub of Europe, Rome.
With the acquisition of the historical Ex Dogana site in the area of San Lorenzo, Rome, TSH Group’s investment in the Italian market now totals more than €450m. The new hotel, which will be designed Engeko, with architecture from Fantoni, will be located in one of the most authentic districts of Rome and is the perfect fit for TSH’s spirit of life-long learning and experimentation: the neighbourhood hosts one of the largest universities and student communities in Europe, and is home to a diversity of artists and artisans.
“We are very excited to have signed this deal and cannot wait to open our doors in what is perhaps the most famous city in the world, Rome,” explained Charlie MacGregor, CEO and founder, The Student Hotel. “We started our adventure in Italy with our first hotel in Florence in 2018 and last October we successfully opened TSH Bologna despite difficult COVID times. Needless to say, with three more hotels in the pipeline, we love Italy! We look forward to bring our philosophy of community to Rome and to make a positive impact to the neighbourhood of San Lorenzo.”
Bringing an investment of close to €90m to the city of Rome, TSH San Lorenzo involves the development of 21,000 sqm of hybrid facilities. This includes 444 rooms for students, hotel guests and young professionals, as well as spaces for co-working, meetings and events where guests from all walks of life can meet and connect. Moreover, the project envisages plenty of green areas and areas dedicated to sports, events and recreational activities which will be fully open and accessible to the public.
“This investment shows our confidence on the strong positive outlook of the Italian market and of such an important city as Rome, despite the difficult moment we are currently living in”, says Edoardo Volpi, Head of Investments Italy, The Student Hotel. “Our aim is to bring our positive contribution to the already undergoing urban and cultural regeneration process and become an integral part of the community.”
At the signing at the Notary participated Andrea Tota, Head of Real Estate Development Italy, The Student Hotel: “We hope to inspire positive regeneration for San Lorenzo, elevating this high-potential area of Rome to its full potential.”
Meanwhile, the hotel group’s pipeline of new properties includes Madrid, San Sebastian, Barcelona Provencal, Paris La Villette, Toulouse, Lisbon Carcavelos, Porto, Rome, Turin, and a further Florence location. Opening in the coming years, the pipeline represents circa. 6,000 additional rooms.
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