Introducing Hotel La Palma, Capri – Oetker Collection’s Debut Italian Property
Situated with plain actions from the famous Piazzetta, Hotel La Palma will make up a rooftop restaurant and bar, its very own coastline club, a freshly developed pool deck, a health facility, and also high-fashion boutiques. The La Palma Beach Club, likewise designed by Sultana, will come to be the day-into-night, humming center of the social scene on the island. The food idea will certainly be led by Neapolitan Chef Gennaro Esposito.
Reimagining a Capri symbol, the 11th resort of the Collection, a 50-key resort in dynamic Capri Village, will be a complete change of the initial Hotel La Palma that dates back to 1822– the oldest resort on the island. Following Oetker Collection’s mission to thoroughly broaden its portfolio of Masterpiece Hotels worldwide’s most desirable destinations, the brand’s very first Italian residential or commercial property is readied to bring to life the island’s legendary dolce vita way of life.
Resort La Palma is owned by Reuben Brothers, marking the most up-to-date site purchase in their pipeline of investments and also advancements in Europe. The Reubens Brothers’ procurement additionally includes the legendary La Taverna Anema e Corebar, a famous nightclub often visited by celebrities, situated in the same premises.
Capri’s first resort, originally integrated in 1822, is being transformed by Oetker Collection and also owners, Reuben Brothers, into a stylish 50-room-and-suite home. This is the very first hotel made by interior design dreamer, Francis Sultana, who is collaborating with well-known Local craftsmen and Italian artisans.
A REIMAGINED ICON
Resort La Palma will commemorate the classic and warm friendliness for which Oetker Collection is loved. The property has been developed as a distinct, stylish Mediterranean hideaway on the fabled Italian island for the modern-day vacationer. The original resort on Capri will once more become the chicest address on the island for people that intend to see and be seen.
Throughout its improvement, the room matter of the resort is being considerably lowered, from 80 to 50 areas– consisting of 18 collections– each total with its private porch or balcony. Found in the pounding heart of Capri, just around the corner from the famous Piazza Umberto I– widely known as the ‘Piazzetta’— Hotel La Palma is perfectly placed for guests to visit some of the most noteworthy sites of Capri: I Giardini di Augusto, Via Krupp, La Certosaand also the renowned Faraglioni.
Another of the island’s best-known, must-visit all-natural websites in very easy reach from the hotel is the ‘Grotta Azzurra’— heaven Grotto– a dark cavern where the sea glows electrical blue, the result of sunshine passing through an underwater cavern.
A FEAST FOR THE SENSES
In true Italian fashion, Hotel La Palma will be a gastronomist’s pleasure, with Gennaro’s restaurant, terrace as well as bar, under the direction of Chef Gennaro Esposito. Esposito is a culinary hero in Italy, having run his own two-Michelin Star dining establishment, Torre del Saracino, for the last 23 years.
An easy, stylish step back in time to the Capri of the 1950s, Gennaro’s will welcome the classic love of the island, serving unpretentious, genuine Italian food. A contemporary, vivid location that steers clear of formality and also commemorates the spirit as well as food of Capri, Gennaro’s will additionally take advantage of being right beside the wonderful Taverna Anema e Core.
An additional highlight will be Bianca, an attractive, freshly developed roof restaurant and also bar open ’til late with spectacular views over Capri Village and the sea in the distance. Bianca, likewise under the culinary instructions of Chef Gennaro Esposito, will come to be the island’s chicest hangout, transporting guests to another time and also area. In addition, Hotel La Palma will use a new swimming pool deck, total with a classy swimming pool bar which pays homage to the ‘traditional Capri’ of the golden age.
TO THE BEACH
A short drive to Capri’s southerly shore, visitors will uncover Hotel La Palma’s stylish, yet buzzing La Palma Beach Club in the Marina Piccola, residence to the island’s most famous beaches and restaurants. This will certainly be the area where magnificent individuals reoccur, to see sun-drenched days flow right into glimmering twilight evenings.
Available to non-hotel guests, site visitors will certainly originate from luxury yachts as well as bordering resorts as La Palma Beach Club ends up being the gathering place of option on the island for long, lazy lunches developed by Gennaro Esposito as well as sunset cocktails. By day, it will be a playground for the wonderful and also by night, house to carefree extravagance as well as the area to meet and also soak in Capri’s animated social scene.
Back at the hotel at the same time, there will be an indulgent health spa which will certainly supply 3 therapy spaces, including one double therapy collection, a sauna, sauna bath as well as ice shower, leisure area, and also a fitness center. The resort will also offer 3 stores.
Sultana has developed the hotel entrance hall as an imaginative declaration, admiring Hotel La Palma’s original manifestation as an area where artists as soon as remained as well as would leave artworks behind them. From the moment one gets in the resort, ceiling frescos of Roberto Ruspoli will promptly record the focus.
Keeping the area open, Sultana has sparingly added splashes of Mediterranean blue, eco-friendly, and also turquoise– colors that dance around the inside. The curves of the ceiling are mirrored in the scalloped edges of the reception as well as attendant desks, and there is outlining in the planters, particular niches, and also column fundings.
Huge hands in planters bring the outdoors in, nodding to Capri’s love affair with the palm tree, which is likewise reflected in the hotel’s new logo as an abstracted hand tree style. Sultana has likewise integrated bespoke lighting as well as upholstered furnishings exclusively designed for Hotel La Palma.
The residential or commercial property’s interiors are presently being changed by Francis Sultana, a true maestro worldwide of high-end interior decoration, in cooperation with Francesco Delogu of Delogu Architects.
Sultana is just one of the globe’s primary inside as well as furnishings developers, working across both domestic and industrial projects. His atelier studio is based in St James’s, London in the same structure as David Gill Gallery, where he is also an Artistic Director. Sultana is loved for his special ability to combine the domestic requirements of a domestic area with frequently massive aesthetic art, sculpture, and also set up pieces.
Sultana has often visited Capri for decades and also has a great affinity for the island, its individuals as well as culture. “Capri is an island that I love. Hotel La Palma is a legendary hotel that every person will love in its new lease of life. I wanted my style to reflect the extremely special connection I have with Capri, that was love prima facie from my first visit in my early 20s; an island of romanticism as well as great aesthetes with a charm and fantastic ideas for creative thinking, in all its kinds,” he comments.
The bedrooms have been made to be an ideal ‘home away from home. Splendid craftsmanship, extravagant products, and also the utmost focus on information create spaces that are serene, tactile, and inevitably inviting– completely befitting the laidback Capri ‘dolce vita’ lifestyle. Sultana has permitted the materials to talk for themselves when again maintaining the shade scheme neutral. Bespoke furnishings and carpetings together with sophisticated lighting accent the bedrooms, which introduce marble as well as bronze-lined washrooms.
Attractive focus to information has been paid to every little thing, right down to customized bathroom faucets. Francis Sultana’s distinct trademark style streams via the interior bar & dining establishment, swimming pool balcony & bar, and the stand-out roof bar, which also brings the inspiration of Capri, always honoring the creativity of the Italian artisans that are assisting to create this new site hotel.
BACKGROUND & HERITAGE OF HOTEL LA PALMA
Given that 1822, Hotel La Palma– previously known as Locanda Pagano– is the earliest hotel on Capri. The initial owner, notary Giuseppe Pagano, held tourists in his rental property for the satisfaction of lengthy conversations, and usually, his guests were musicians, poets, writers, musicians, engineers, as well as painters, all of who showed their thankfulness by repainting the wall surfaces, writing rhymes, vocal singing, as well as playing in what was dubbed the ‘Artists’ Hotel.’
A collective of creatives began to gather from around the world who were inspirited by the wizard loci, charmed by the smooth, familiar ambiance of this eccentric resort. When Hotel La Palma opens up in April 2022, visitors will certainly once again get the same warm Italian welcome.
HOW TO GET THERE
Capri can be accessed by air or by sea. The closest flight terminal is Naples International Airport, located roughly 10 kilometers from the city’s port. There is also a heliport in Anacapri and also other flight terminals consist of Ravello (20 minutes) and Rome (70 mins). Additionally, the island can be reached by ferryboat or hydrofoil in 25 mins from Sorrento or Positano, in 50 minutes from Naples, as well as in one hour from Amalfi.