25 Hours Hotel is set to open a new property in Italy’s city of Trieste, marking the brand’s second hotel in the country.

Ennismore, the brand’s parent company, has entered exclusive negotiations with KNSA Hospitality and P.V.V. Investments to open the hotel, and says it has “strong support from the Trieste authorities”.

The hotel will be housed within the Palazzo Compartimentale, located in Piazza Vittorio Veneto. The building was originally built in 1895 by Raimondo Sagors for the Austrian Lloyd Employee Pensions Institute.

It has since housed the Austrian Railways, the consulates of Argentina, Norway and Portugal, and a Red Cross Emergency room.

The building will undergo extensive renovations before opening in 2025 with the new hotel. The development will also be home to luxury residences and a variety of shops on the ground floor.

The 25 Hours property will offer 160 rooms, a restaurant opening onto the piazza, a bar and café, a rooftop wellness area, a cinema, and meeting and event rooms. In a first for the brand, the hotel will also offer a branded beach club at the harbour.

Cédric Gobilliard, Brand COO of Ennismore said:

“We’re so excited that 25hours will bring a fresh hospitality approach to Trieste. With its rich culture and history, Trieste will serve as the perfect location for one of our uniquely designed 25hours Hotels, which will take its inspiration from the history of the city as gateway to the world. The lifestyle segment of the hospitality industry is seeing strong growth and is bouncing back quicker, thanks to its strong F&B offering.”

25 Hours opened its first hotel in Italy last year in the city of Florence. The brand currently has 14 properties across Europe and the Middle East, with four in the pipeline including a hotel in Copenhagen which is set to open later this month.

The 25 hours Hotel Company formed a strategic alliance with Accor in 2016, and Accor now has a 50 percent stake. Ennismore and Accor entered a joint venture last year to create a new global lifestyle hotel company.

accor.com ; ennismore.com