Belmond acquires Castello di Casole, a historic castle hotel in the heart of rural Tuscany
Belmond announces the acquisition of Castello di Casole, a historic castle hotel in the heart of rural Tuscany. Full of Italian splendour blended with authentic Tuscan charm, the ‘Castello’ joins Belmond’s stunning portfolio of ‘Italian Icons’, which includes Belmond Villa San Michele in Florence, Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice and Belmond Hotel Splendido in Portofino.
The hotel is located within easy access of Florence and Siena. The intimate, 39 room hotel sits within 1500 acres of farmland, vineyards and olive groves; one of the largest private estates in Italy. Roeland Vos, president and chief executive officer, commented, “I am delighted to announce the addition of the stunning and historic Castello di Casole to the Belmond portfolio. We believe this stunning castle, steeped in Etruscan history, builds on our past experience of acquiring distinctive, timeless properties and restoring them to their iconic status through strategic investment."
The property fully encapsulates ‘The Art of Good Living’, combining culture, nature and wellbeing to create memorable travel experiences and special occasion events. Upon takeover of management, Belmond will rebrand the resort as Belmond Castello di Casole. Starting in 2018, Belmond expects to invest €7.3 million in a phased refurbishment of the hotel over four years, including the addition of new keys.
Contact Belmond's Sales Team for more information on Castello di Casole and the timeline for management takevoer by Belmond.