SBE has announced plans to bring its luxury Delano brand to Europe, with the opening of a 68-room hotel in Sardinia’s Porto Cervo.

An existing property close to the town’s marina and beach will be redeveloped and remodelled “in keeping with Delano’s signature elevated style”.

Scheduled to open in 2023, Delano Porto Cervo will feature “a world-class restaurant”, lobby bar, pool bar, beach club and fitness centre.

SBE said that the hotel would be the first of seven Delano properties to open in Europe, although no details were given on other forthcoming locations.

The group operates properties under its SLS, Delano, Mondrian, Hyde, Redbury Hotels and House of Originals brands.

In 2018 Accor took a 50 per cent stake in SBE, and there are plans to add nearly 50 properties to the group’s portfolio by 2021.

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Commenting on the news Chadi Farhat, SBE’s chief operating officer for the Middle East and Europe, said:

“I am delighted to partner with Enrico and Petra Meneghetti to deliver the iconic Delano brand to one of the most beautiful and intimate resort destinations in the European market. We couldn’t have found a better partner to launch the Delano brand in Italy.

“As we continue to scale our signature brands across the globe, we look forward to offering to the SBE tribe more of the creative, customized, and exclusive experiences for which SBE has made our name. At the heart of this new project is a modern, wellness-driven take on luxury and leisure, which we know our customers will enjoy upon its opening in 2023.”

Last month Rosewood Hotels and Resorts announced its own plans for a Sardinian property, with a 65-room hotel being developed about 1.5 kilometres south of Porto Cervo.