Jumeirah Group To Open Capri Palace, Jumeirah in April 2020



Jumeirah Group announced today that it has been appointed to operate and manage the renowned Capri Palace in Italy. Set to reopen in April 2020 as Capri Palace, Jumeirah, this beautiful Italian property enjoys an idyllic location in bustling Anacapri; one of the most exclusive and unspoiled parts of the island. The hotel, founded by Tonino Cacace, stands high up on a hill overlooking the Gulf of Naples and fully embodies the Italian dolce vita with an authentic Capri style and endless sea views.

Designed in the style of an eighteenth-century Neapolitan palazzo, Capri Palace has attracted the great and the good since it first opened its doors in the 1960s, swiftly establishing itself as the island's most iconic hotel. Under Jumeirah Group's direction, the property will build upon its historic success with exciting upgrades and refurbishments in the pipeline.

Art and design are at the heart of this hotel. The white-washed walls, arched ceilings and columns create a sense of serenity as soon as guests step through the door. The light and airy interiors are filled with historic and contemporary artwork with tributes to the works of Mirò, Magritte and Warhol. The reverence for contemporary art continues in The White Museum collection. Dispersed throughout the hotel, the collection recounts the spirit of Anacapri and includes pieces by De Chirico, Keith Haring, and Pomodoro, amongst others.

The tasteful interiors of the open spaces flow into the 68 guest rooms. White, blue and neutral tones create an unmistakably Mediterranean atmosphere, while the ceramic tiles and bespoke furniture evoke the sense of an Italian family home, ensuring guests are well rooted in their surroundings.

In line with Jumeirah's commitment to offering exceptional culinary experiences, Capri Palace, Jumeirah is home to three of the island's Michelin stars. L'Olivo, the hotel's signature restaurant, has been awarded two stars for its Mediterranean classics and extensive wine list. The hotel's private beach club, Il Riccio, clings to the rocky coastline and is the only beach club in the world to have one star. Il Riccio is known for boasting some of the best local seafood on the island, including sea urchins, from which the restaurant takes its name.

Capri Palace, Jumeirah is also revered as a wellness destination, with the exclusive Capri Beauty Farm upholding a loyal international following. Under the direction of the esteemed Professor Francesco Canonaco, this world class-medical spa facility is on the cutting edge of medical research and offers highly specialized, signature treatments including the 'Leg School®' and the 'Metabolic Response.'

José Silva, Chief Executive Officer of Jumeirah Group, commented: "We are proud and excited to welcome Capri Palace, Jumeirah into our portfolio. It is one of Europe's most recognized and well-respected hotels, with a global reputation and following. We are pleased to announce that the hotel's current General Manager Ermanno Zanini will continue in his role, taking on additional responsibilities as Regional Vice President for Italy and Spain for Jumeirah Group. Capri Palace, Jumeirah embodies our brand values of providing excellent service, unrivalled culinary experiences and inspiring design, and joins our existing collection of European properties in London, Mallorca and Frankfurt."

Ermanno Zanini, General Manager of Capri Palace, Jumeirah and Regional Vice President for Italy and Spain said: "We are delighted that Jumeirah Group has embraced Capri Palace to be a part of its portfolio. With the warmth of our team, big smiles and even bigger hearts, we look forward to building on greatness and reaching new frontiers as part of this renowned global luxury hospitality company."

Capri Palace, Jumeirah will open for the 2020 season on April 23, 2020, bringing Jumeirah's European portfolio to six hotels, including Jumeirah Frankfurt, Jumeirah Port Soller, Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel, Grosvenor House Suites Jumeirah and The Carlton Tower, Jumeirah. In addition to the group's portfolio of hotels in the Middle East, Jumeirah Group manages hotels in China and Maldives with additional properties planned for 2020 in Indonesia and Oman.