IHG to more than double luxury and lifestyle portfolio in Italy

IHG Hotels & Resorts is opening six new luxury and lifestyle hotels across its Six Senses, InterContinental, Vignette Collection and Hotel Indigo brands in Italy.

Hotels in these expansion plans include recently launched properties like the first Six Senses to open in Italy and upcoming debuts including the first Vignette Collection hotel for the country.

Sustainable growth

IHG Hotels & Resorts is expanding its presence of luxury and lifestyle hotels in Italy from four to 10 properties. These six new properties are a part of IHG’s focus on sustainable growth across Europe.

Eric Viale, Managing Director, Southern Europe, IHG Hotels & Resorts, commented: “The addition of these hotels across our luxury and lifestyle portfolio is a meaningful contribution to IHG’s growth in Italy, which is a key market for us. It is also a reflection of the confidence our owners have in the success of our brands, as well as the trust our guests have in the experience they deliver.”

“From our upper luxury Six Senses offering and glamour of the InterContinental life, right through to the originality of our Vignette Collection brand and the boutique neighbourhood charm of Hotel Indigo, our differentiated brands are well-positioned in a country like Italy; a market where we are seeing much investment from our partners in luxury and lifestyle projects – making the most of growing consumer appetite for refined travel and stay experiences.”

“To support that, we are proud to have increased our local development infrastructure, with the appointment of Fabrizio Piolanti, Director Development, Italy,” he added.

Recent and forthcoming debuts

These six openings include the brand debuts for Six Senses and Vignette Collection in Italy, along with three new Hotel Indigo properties.

Of these, Six Senses Rome and InterContinental Rome Ambasciatori Palace both recently made their debut. The 96-key Six Senses hotel offers luxurious accommodation across 12 categories, all-day dining BIVIUM Restaurant-Café-Bar and NOTOS Rooftop. The new 160-room InterContinental hotel then encompasses highlights including Scarpetta NYC restaurant, Charlie’s Rooftop and Anita’s Bar and Lounge.

The 160-key Hotel Indigo Florence is set to open in the second half of 2023 following a full conversion and renovation undertaken in partnership with Grape Hospitality.

Further down the line, the 81-key Hotel Alexandra, Vignette Collection, signed with Molo Hotel Group, is expected to open in the first half of 2025 on Rome’s Via Veneto; the 50-room Hotel Indigo Turin, opening in partnership with Gruppo CHC, will open in the coming months in the historic heart of Turin; and Hotel Indigo Trieste – Palazzo Kalister, also in partnership with Gruppo CHC, will open late 2025.