Hilton (NYSE: HLT) has revealed plans to open a spectacular hotel on Sardinia’s northern coast, following a franchise agreement with Hotel Investment Partners (HIP), Blackstone’s hotel investment platform, and Mangia’s Resorts, one of the leading hotel management companies across Sicily and Sardinia. The 199 guest-room hotel,Mangia’s Santa Teresa Sardinia, Curio Collection by Hilton, will also be operated by Mangia’s Resorts. While currently operational following an extensive 12 million Euro renovation programme, the property will fully rebrand to Curio Collection by Hilton before the 2024 season, joining five hotels trading under the brand in Italy.
Alan Mantin, managing director, development, Southern Europe, Hilton, said, “We’re thrilled to extend our valued relationship with Hotel Investment Partners and begin working with Mangia’s Resorts, a leading operator in the Italian leisure market, to introduce a third Curio Collection by Hilton hotel to the incredible island of Sardinia. Our Mediterranean resort growth has accelerated in recent years and the unique character of Curio Collection by Hilton has helped us open several hotels in island destinations throughout the Mediterranean. As we look forward to opening Mangia’s Santa Teresa Sardinia, Curio Collection by Hilton, I’m certain that this hotel will be a hit with visitors to Sardinia.”
Marcello Mangia, CEO and President of Mangia’s Resorts, said, “Mangia’s Santa Teresa Sardinia, Curio Collection by Hilton, will offer guests an unparalleled blend of character, relaxation, and adventure. Joining forces with Hilton and HIP, we’ll be able to deliver a one-of-a-kind experience to Sardinia’s millions of yearly visitors and we look forward to this extraordinary addition to our portfolio of Italian properties.”
Nestled along the pristine shores of Santa Reparata Bay, Mangia’s Santa Teresa Sardinia, Curio Collection by Hilton, will offer access to a private beach with beds exclusively for hotel guests. From here, guests will be able to take advantage of a variety of watersports, including standup paddleboarding and canoeing. Getting some time on the open water, guests will be able to appreciate the beauty of Sardinia’s coastline.
Of the hotel’s 199 guest rooms, half will include a balcony or private outdoor patio, while many will also have sea views. Neutral, sandy designs echo Sardinia’s beaches while natural rope and wood textures will call to the natural landscape. Linked by stairways, arches and covered walkways, guests will be able to stroll between the resort’s exceptional amenities, including two outdoor swimming pools, a tennis court, gym and wellness area with four treatments rooms.
Featuring two restaurants and a bar, guests will be able to choose between a light bite by the pool or an indulgent meal with their loved ones. The hotel’s signature Italian restaurant, Donna Floriana, will offer an intimate dining experience, where fresh fish will be served in both traditional and inventive Italian recipes. International cuisines will be served at the hotel’s buffet restaurant, Perseo, while Lime, the hotel’s pool bar with panoramic views, will be the perfect place to grab a refreshing drink between laps.
Located near Santa Teresa di Gallura, there are no shortages of opportunities for guests to explore beyond the hotel, including hiking trails in Capo Testa and, further afield, beautiful towns like Bosa with its pastel-coloured houses. Beyond the main island of Sardinia, the charming Maddalena Archipelago, with its pristine beaches, small undisturbed islands and charming port town, a short boat ride away, while the island of Corsica is just a 14-kilometre boat trip away, perfect for a day trip.
Guests of all Hilton properties will benefit from the award-winning Hilton Honors guest loyalty programme, allowing more than 165 million members who book directly with Hilton to earn Points for hotel stays and experiences. Hilton Honors members can also unlock access to instant rewards and benefits, such as contactless check-in with room selection and exclusive member discounts.
The extensive global portfolio of Curio Collection by Hilton includes more than 140 one-of-a-kind properties that provide travellers with authentic, curated experiences through distinctly local offerings and unexpected amenities. Hand-picked for qualities including original architectural design and rich historical significance, each hotel is carefully crafted to deliver a unique experience like no other.
Mangia’s Santa Teresa Sardinia, Curio Collection by Hilton, will be located at Via Aldebaran, 1, 07028 Santa Reparata SS, Italy. Hilton currently has 31 open hotels in Italy under the brands Waldorf Astoria, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton by Hilton.