Mandarin Oriental makes it an Italian quartet

Mandarin Oriental is planning a new luxury resort in Sardinia, marking the group's fourth venture in Italy.

Located in the north-east of the island in the heart of Costa Smeralda, Mandarin Oriental Porto Cervo is set to open its doors in mid-2026.

Forest resort

Perched on a hillside overlooking the Gulf of Pevero, the planned resort will offer a blend of accessibility and seclusion. Surrounded by forest, the hotel will provide a secluded environment for guests to unwind and enjoy the tranquil surroundings. A private beach will be accessible via a 350 m trail. 

Mandarin Oriental Porto Cervo will be developed in partnership with Italian real estate firm Gruppo Statuto, having previously worked together on Mandarin Oriental Milan. The latest collaboration is aimed at delivering an unparalleled hotel experience in one of Italy’s most sought-after destinations.

Full facilities

The hotel will comprise 83 rooms and suites, five distinctive restaurants and bars with a variety of culinary offerings, and a Spa at Mandarin Oriental.

Amenities will include a state-of-the-art fitness centre, large indoor and outdoor pools nestled amidst gardens and an exclusive Beach Club on Porto Paglia beach.

Extraordinary retreat

Francesco Cefalú, chief development officer of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, stated: “We are excited to introduce Mandarin Oriental, Porto Cervo to our guests, and to expand our portfolio of leisure destinations in this region. Costa Smeralda’s unique allure, combined with the expertise of Gruppo Statuto, promises to create an extraordinary retreat. We look forward to delivering Mandarin Oriental’s legendary service and refined luxury to this captivating corner of Italy.”

Giuseppe Statuto, owner of Gruppo Statuto, said: “We are pleased to be working with Mandarin Oriental once again and look forward to creating an exceptional resort, delivering a new high-end hospitality offering in this very special corner of Sardinia, one of Italy’s top island destinations.“

Italian slate

Preceding the Sardinian addition to Mandarin Oriental’s Italian portfolio will be two further national sites. Mandarin Oriental Via Veneto Rome is due to open in the country’s capital in Q1 2025, and will involve amalgamating 10 different buildings totalling over 17,000 sq m in a century old park, which used to host the headquarters of Mediocredito and Unicredit.

Meanwhile, the historic Cristallo Resort & Spa will reopen as Mandarin Oriental Cristallo Cortina in northern Italy in Q2 2025. It will feature 83 guestrooms, many with balconies, including spacious suites with views of the Dolomites. The resort will also house a range of restaurants and bars, flexible spaces for entertainment and events, as well as an extensive spa and wellness facility, which includes an indoor/outdoor swimming pool.