Minor Hotels expands Tivoli Hotels & Resorts brand in Italy

Spain / Italy: Hotel owner, operator and investor, Minor Hotels, has announced the debut of its Tivoli Hotels & Resorts brand in Italy, with the addition of a property in Portopiccolo, near Trieste in northern Italy. 

The five-star, 58-key Tivoli Portopiccolo Sistiana Resort will open later this month.

Located in the Duino Cliffs Nature Reserve on the Gulf of Trieste, the property is within 20 minutes’ drive of Trieste Airport and features 58 guest rooms and 73 branded apartments. The mixed-use development of Portopiccolo overlooks the Adriatic Sea and a luxury marina.

In addition to a number of accommodation options, the Portopiccolo complex offers hotel guests a variety of facilities, including four restaurants and two bars with dining options, six swimming pools, a beach club with three different areas, an in-hotel wellness and fitness centre, and a 38,750 square feet spa. The spa facilities include eight treatment rooms, including a panoramic spa suite, an outdoor and an indoor pool, saunas and steam rooms, while Tivoli Portopiccolo also offers 12,916 square feet of meeting space.

With this month’s debut in Italy, Tivoli Hotels & Resorts is continuing its expansion in Europe, where it recently added a property in Amsterdam in the Netherlands, an all-inclusive resort in Alvor in the Algarve in southern Portugal, and will soon launch in Tenerife in Spain.

Furthermore, the brand made its Asia debut in 2022 with the launch of Tivoli Chengdu at Cultural Heritage Park in China and is expanding its footprint in the Middle East. Minor Hotels currently operates three Tivoli properties in Qatar, with two further new-build properties under development, in Bahrain to launch in 2025, and in Muscat, Oman, which is scheduled to open in 2026.

Tivoli Portopiccolo Sistiana Resort, formerly of the Marriott Luxury Collection, is part of the Portopiccolo complex owned by the Porto Piccolo Fund, managed by Investire SGR [Group Banca Finnat], an independent Italian asset management company.

Dillip Rajakarier, Group CEO of Minor International and CEO of Minor Hotels, said: “We are delighted to announce this exciting addition to the Tivoli portfolio and the brand’s debut in Italy. With a beautiful location on the Adriatic Coast, this property will offer exceptional facilities to both business and leisure guests, with a world-class marina on its doorstep and easy access to the great cultural attractions that northern Italy has to offer.

“We look forward to working with the team at Investire to bring this property to fruition,” added Rajakarier.

Federico Velluti, head of hospitality and alternative markets at Investire SGR, said: “We’re very proud to announce the reopening of the hotel under the Tivoli brand, it will bring a meaningful contribution to the valorisation of the complex. This collaboration reflects our ambitions for Portopiccolo and we believe that the partnership with Minor Hotels will be able to create a new world-renowned destination that celebrates luxury in a stunning location surrounded by nature.”

Tivoli Hotels & Resorts dates back to 1933 in Portugal and will celebrate its 90th anniversary this year. The brand has expanded from Portugal to Brazil and from Qatar to China and the Netherlands, currently with a portfolio of 16 properties.

Meanwhile, Minor Hotels currently manages a portfolio of 530 hotels and resorts in 56 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Indian Ocean.

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