NH Hotel Group has announced plans to add eight high-end European properties to its portfolio.
The hotels – previously operated by luxury group the Boscolo Collection – are located in Rome, Florence, Venice, Nice, Prague and Budapest.
According to NH Hotel Group, “most of the hotels will be rebranded under the Anantara Hotels and Resorts and NH Collection brands”, following “an extensive repositioning work programme” by new owners Covivio at all properties in the coming months.
The hotels total 1,115 rooms, and include Palazzo Naiadi in Rome, Bellini Hotel in Venice, Palazzo Gaddi in Florence, New York Palace Hotel In Budapest, Carlos IV Hotel, and Hotel Plaza Nice.
The properties are expected to be rebranded by the end of the first half of 2020, except for the hotels in Florence and Nice which are currently undergoing refurbishment and which are scheduled to open by June 2020 and January 2021 respectively.
The news follows the recent announcement of the first urban European property under the Anantara brand, with the reflagging of The Marker hotel in Dublin.
Commenting on the news Ramon Aragones, CEO of NH Hotel Group, said:
“Following our integration with Minor Hotels, this transaction represents an extremely important milestone in our shared ambition to continue to expand the luxury brand Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas in Europe, while marking significant progress on our strategy of creating added value for NH Collection´s customer base via new hotels and destinations.
“This agreement reinforces the collaboration between Covivio and NH Hotel Group, which dates back to 2014 and has since unlocked advantageous deals for both parties in the Netherlands and Germany”.
According to the Boscolo Collection website, the changes leave the group with two properties – Boscolo Nice, and Boscolo Lyon.