Jumeirah Group has announced plans to add its first Italian property next year.

The existing Capri Palace hotel on the island of Capri will reopen on April 23, 2020 under its new name Capri Palace, Jumeirah.

The 68-room property is located on a hillside in Anacapri, overlooking the Gulf of Naples. According to Jumeirah the hotel first opened in the 1960s, and is designed in the style of an eighteenth century Neapolitan palazzo.

Features include an outdoor pool, private beach, the Capri Beauty Farm medical spa facility, and two Michelin-starred restaurants – the two-star L’Olivo, and the one-star Il Riccio, which is the only beach club worldwide to hold a Michelin star.

Jumeirah said that it had “exciting upgrades and refurbishments” in the pipeline for the property.

Capri Palace, Jumeirah will become the group’s sixth hotel in Europe, joining Jumeirah Frankfurt, Jumeirah Port Soller, and three London properties – Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel, Grosvenor House Suites Jumeirah and The Carlton Tower, Jumeirah. The last of these is currently closed for renovation, and scheduled to reopen in spring 2020.

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The Dubai based company is also set to open properties in Bali and Muscat next year.

Commenting on the news José Silva, chief executive officer of Jumeirah Group, said:

“We are proud and excited to welcome Capri Palace, Jumeirah into our portfolio. It is one of Europe’s most recognised and well-respected hotels, with a global reputation and following.

“We are pleased to announce that the hotel’s current General Manager Ermanno Zanini will continue in his role, taking on additional responsibilities as Regional Vice President for Italy and Spain for Jumeirah Group.

“Capri Palace, Jumeirah embodies our brand values of providing excellent service, unrivalled culinary experiences and inspiring design, and joins our existing collection of European properties in London, Mallorca and Frankfurt.”

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