April 13, 2024


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Belmond Splendido Mare Reopens in April Following Full Renovation

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Splendido Mare, a Belmond Hotel, Portofino will reopen on April 16, 2021 adhering to a entire renovation by Paris layout agency Festen Architecture. “The Mare” is the very first to be renovated less than the LVMH ownership influenced by its maritime heritage, Festen Architecture reinterpreted classic craftsmanship in modern ways, complemented with antique objects and custom made furnishings.

References to the harbor’s record can be found all through the property. Each of the 14 rooms and suites have regionally sourced and hand-varnished wooden, traditionally employed in the fishing and sailings boats that dot the harbor, though rope patterns are woven into the marquetry of the headboards. The nautical knot is the emblem of the hotel and is referenced through touchpoints, from the glassware and crockery to the area keys. The classic Ligurian hues of the harbor buildings—a palette of amber, terracotta and sea green—are made use of to accent the archways and ceilings. The style of the picket flooring is also inspired by the church of San Giorgio in city the bathrooms pull inspiration from the neighboring Santa Margherita seaside cabins.  

As a nod to 1950s Portofino, visitors can come across a good deal of mid-century present day furnishings. Every single guestroom has reliable antiques like fruitwood armchairs by Paolo Buffa and Gio Ponti, walnut armchairs by Ulrich Guglielmo and desk lamps by Oscar Torlasco. The furnishings are layered with Italian materials by Loro Piana and Rubelli and the wall lamps are from Murano Glass. Just one of the suites is influenced by Ava Gardner, who was a repeated customer to the visitor dwelling when filming “The Barefoot Contessa” in 1954 with Humphrey Bogart.

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The eight rooms have been named to mirror each and every component of the design and style inspiration. La Marea (tide), Fioco (jib), Gozzo and Riva (boats) reference the nautical heritage, though La Baia (bay), Aurora (new dawn), Libeccio (southwesterly wind) and Tramontana (northerly wind) simply call on the surrounding attractiveness and normal phenomena.

Splendido Mare will also have a curated artwork assortment with commissioned pieces by Italian artist Gabriele Cappelli, acknowledged for his modernist simplicity. Cinematic images and abstract parts by Ligurian artists have also been selected for their portrayal of the destination, its background and landscape.

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