LOS ANGELES- Reported by Elite Traveler, this private jet lifestyle magazineThe Salviatino Collection is pleased to announce its newest property, Palazzo Victoria. The five-star hotel is located within the Roman walls of Verona and is the sister property to Il Salviatino, a luxurious restored 15th century villa in Florence.Palazzo Victoria opened its doors on March 22, 2012 in Verona’s historic quarter, introducing a new type of luxury to the celebrated destination. The hotel is located centrally on Corso Porta Borsari with 71 accommodations ranging from Deluxe rooms to iconic Victoria Suites.Built on carefully preserved Medieval and Roman ruins featured throughout the public areas and rooms, Palazzo Victoria effortlessly blends rich heritage, seamless service, sophisticated technology and bespoke amenities.Rooms and suites are generously proportioned with dramatic high ceilings, charming wrap around iron balconies, in-room antiquities, and original Veronese décor. From traditional shutters, original frescoes, textile wallpapers, mahogany furniture and hand made linens, Palazzo Victoria represents the very best of Italian culture and luxury living.The hotel features an internal garden complete with columns and courtyard furniture, affording plenty of natural light and an al-fresco ambience. A conference room accommodates 70 people theatre-style and doubles as a museum of ancient ruins, while a vibrant Lobby Louge offers a Bar and Café, Wine Bar, Champagnerie and relaxation area. This is the perfect spot to people watch or unwind with a glass of wine after a busy day on the town.In a region rich with local cuisine, Palazzo Victoria’s dining concept is simple and encourages guests to explore the city’s gastronomy. Overseen by The Salviatino Collection’s Executive Chef Carmine Caló, the hotel will offer brasserie style dining throughout the day including a menu of traditional homemade Italian cuisine with fresh and seasonal produce. Al fresco dining is available in the hotel’s beautiful courtyard which is also accessible direct from the main shopping street. This oasis is great for those wishing to soak up the vibrant atmosphere and Mediterranean aromas.Verona served as the setting for Shakespearean tales, and it is easy to see why. The charming city centre is steeped in history, haute couture and is a hub for traditional and fusion cuisine. Nestled in Northern Italy, Verona is the ideal ’48 hour’ destination and a perfect pilgrimage for romantics and culture creatures alike. Alternatively, the city – which is a little over an hour from both Milan and Venice – makes a fantastic base for exploring the neighbouring regions, including wine-tasting in Valpolicella, sailing on Lake Garda, or skiing in the Dolomites. In the city where Romeo met Juliet, anything can happen.www.salviatinocollection.com
Hilton Hotels Corporation announced the addition of three of Puerto Rico’s most renowned luxury hotels to the company’s luxury and lifestyle brands portfolio. El Conquistador Resort & Golden Door Spa and El San Juan Hotel & Casino join the Waldorf Astoria Collection on Feb. 24, 2009 and April 7, 2009 respectively, while Condado Plaza Hotel & Casino will be welcomed by Conrad Hotels & Resorts on March 12, 2009. These newest additions mark each brand’s debut in the Caribbean and demonstrate Hilton’s commitment to the expansion of its luxury and lifestyle brands into key markets worldwide.Sprawling across a cliff top high above the sea, El Conquistador Resort & Golden Door Spa joins the Waldorf Astoria Collection. Spread over 500 acres of lush tropical landscape in the quaint fishing village of Los Croabas, the lavish resort comprises a grand hotel of unique villages designed to combine tranquility with ultimate luxury. The resort overlooks the converging waters of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean and is 31 miles east of San Juan, Puerto Rico and the international airport. Upon completion of a $120 million property-wide renovation in 2008, El Conquistador Resort & Golden Door Spa, The Waldorf Astoria Collection boasts a complete redesign to all 750 guestrooms and suites, the recently opened Coqui Water Park, an outpost of famed NYC steakhouse Strip House and the addition of the 21,090-square-foot Grand Atlantic Ballroom.Dramatically set on one of Puerto Rico’s most picturesque beaches in the fashionable Isla Verde district just five minutes from the international airport, the El San Juan Hotel & Casino has long been considered one of the Caribbean’s leading hotel and casino properties. On April 7, 2009, the renowned hotel joins the Waldorf Astoria Collection following a $52 million renovation completed in 2007. With 382 guest rooms and meeting spaces designed by Robert Barry of Barry Design and an alluring pool and beachside experience – Encanto Beach Club, by acclaimed architect Stephane Dupoux – the El San Juan Hotel & Casino offers an exciting and vibrant escape. The company is also developing Waldorf Astoria Collection hotels and residences in key cities around the world and next year expects to launch the Dakota Mountain Lodge, The Waldorf Astoria Collection (Park City, Utah) and The Bentley, The Waldorf Astoria Collection (London), as well as The Boca Resort & Club, The Waldorf Astoria Collection (Boca Raton Florida) and the legendary The Roosevelt, The Waldorf Astoria Collection (New Orleans). The Palace Jerusalem, The Waldorf Astoria Collection (Israel) is expected to open in 2010.Ideally located on San Juan’s upmarket Condado strip, the renovated Condado Plaza Hotel & Casino is a welcome addition to the Conrad line of hotels and resorts. The Conrad San Juan Condado Plaza will debut on March 12, 2009 showing off a $70 million dollar redesign completed in 2008 which included an intensive refurbishment of all rooms, public areas, an impressive new lobby, and 40,000 square feet of meeting space. Just 15 minutes from the international airport, this sleek and contemporary urban oceanfront hotel has the distinction of being the only hotel to overlook both the Atlantic Ocean and the tranquil Condado Lagoon.All 570 guest rooms, designed by Leo Daly have undergone dramatic transformations, merging plush comforts with seamless technology. Each room offers a private balcony with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean or Condado Lagoon, and the Conrad San Juan Condado Plaza’s Laguna and Ocean Wing accommodations offer large, luxurious suites.This addition is the latest international expansion for Conrad Hotels & Resorts, which currently operates 17 properties worldwide. These include four in the Americas – the Conrad Chicago, Conrad Indianapolis, Conrad Miami and Conrad Punta Del Este Resort & Casino, eight in Asia Pacific – the Conrad Bali, Conrad Bangkok, Conrad Centennial Singapore, Conrad Hong Kong, Conrad Jupiters Gold Coast, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, Conrad Tokyo and Conrad Treasury Brisbane, four in Europe – the Conrad Brussels, Conrad Dublin, Conrad Istanbul and Mount Juliet Conrad, Ireland and one in the Middle East – the Conrad Cairo.