Italy: Hyatt has entered into a franchise agreement with Botteghe Oscure s.r.l., a company affiliated with AG Group s.r.l., to open the first Thompson property in Italy with a site in Rome.
The 70-room luxury lifestyle hotel will be housed in a 1930s Palazzo which will undergo renovation. It will include four dining venues including a rooftop restaurant, bar and terrace, as well as two meeting rooms and a fitness centre.
“We know that there is a growing appetite amongst today’s travellers and developers for hotels that cater to culturally savvy guests and bring a modern approach to conventional hospitality. We are excited to meet this demand with one of the most exciting new hotels in Rome as we continue to scale our luxury, lifestyle and leisure brands across the region,” said Nuno Galvao Pinto, regional vice president of real estate and development at Hyatt. “We are honoured to continue to work with AG Group s.r.l. to welcome the Thompson Hotels brand to one of the world’s most coveted leisure destinations.”
Thompson Rome represents the second Hyatt hotel in the city to be operated by AG Group s.r.l., in addition to The Tribune Hotel, a JdV property.
Andrea Girolami, president of AG Group s.r.l., said: “We are delighted to expand our relationship with Hyatt in this sought-after market with the debut of the Thompson Hotels brand in Italy. Hyatt shares our vision of delivering a refined hideaway in the heart of Rome that combines a casual sense of luxury with refined rooms and layered design throughout for an authentic experience. We look forward to welcoming guests and locals alike to this one-of-a-kind property.”