Amalfi Coast’s first new luxury hotel in 15 years

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| August 2021

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 Mid-century design meets distinct Mediterranean flair at Borgo Santandrea, a new cliffside hotel in Amalfi which has opened following a meticulous, ‘slow’ and respectful three-year restoration.

Located 90 metres above sea level, the hotel is a passion project uniting two Italian families, who bring generations of hospitality experience. The hotel offers 29 guestrooms and 16 suites, each one providing uninterrupted views of the sea and ancient fisherman’s hamlet of Conca dei Marini.

Over the last three years, the property has undergone a detailed renovation, combining Mid-Century design details with classic Mediterranean style. White and blue hues feature throughout, alongside geometric hand-painted tiles, antique furniture, and hand-crafted pieces by local Amalfitano artisans.

Inspired by the building’s origins in the 1960s, the owners sought to bring attention to the original Mid-Century features whilst creating a ‘home’ that was unmistakably Italian. A labour of love since 2018, the team of designers and landscapers worked hand-in-hand with architect Rino Gambardella to ensure every corner of the property was a thoughtful reflection of the artistry and craftsmanship of the Campania region. The resulting interiors and gardens are a ‘Made in Italy’ showcase: from ‘Heritage Collection’ pieces by leading Italian designer Molteni, to custom items from family-run furniture designers, Tosconova and LISAR, and bespoke work by local architects, artists and craftsmen.

Commenting on the opening, Maurizio Orlacchio, General Manager said: “We are so excited to open the doors to Borgo Santandrea. It has been a beautiful challenge, over the past three years, to restore the property, and I feel proud to have brought so many talented artisans and iconic Italian brands together to create a one-of-a-kind hotel that is truly ‘Made in Italy’. We feel Borgo Santandrea is much more a home than a hotel and we look forward to welcoming our first guests this summer.”

Rooms, during the soft-opening period (July 2021-April 2022), start from £770 per night based on

two people sharing a double room, including breakfast.

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