The luxury hotel group behind some of England’s most famous hotels, including Cliveden House and Chewton Glen, will introduce three new international properties, marking its debut as a global portfolio.
The global expansion will see Hotel Excelsior Venice Lido Resort in Italy join the Iconic Luxury Hotels Group as its first property outside the UK. This will be followed by a new integrated resort development in Mykonos, Greece, followed by Palm House Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida USA, both joining in 2021.
One of Venice’s landmark five-star hotels, and home of the eponymous film festival, Hotel Excelsior is a tranquil and self-contained luxury hideaway, located just 15 minutes boat connection from the heart of Venice.
Overlooking the sandy beaches of Venice Lido, the hotel is an ode to 20th-century Venetian heritage, boasting 196 rooms including 23 spectacular suites, Elimar Beach Bar and Restaurant, the Blue Bar, and Pool Bar, as well glamorous private beach cabanas.
The hotel has an established role in the wider community of Venice having been the home of the film festival since 1932. Ideal for meetings and events, the property can comfortably accommodate up to 2,000 people outdoors and 500 indoors.
Petra Deuter, newly appointed Executive Director for Iconic Luxury Hotels – International, said: “We have ambitious plans for international growth and it’s an honour to welcome these hotels to start that journey. Over the next few years we will see our collection continue to grow worldwide as we further our reputation for sustainable hospitality – preserving the life of historic buildings like Hotel Excelsior – and creating memorable travel experiences.”
In addition to Cliveden House and Chewton Glen, the existing UK portfolio also includes The Lygon Arms and 11 Cadogan Gardens, while The Mayfair Town House in London will also become part of the collection when it opens in October.
Iconic Luxury Hotels was founded in December 2016 and is part of L+R Hotels – a family owned global hotel investment and management company.