Marriott International has signed agreements to open two new hotels under its W brand in Italy.
W Milan – Duomo and W Naples are scheduled to open in 2024 and follow the brand’s recent opening in Rome and signing of a property in Florence in 2021.
Gianleo Bosticco, senior director development, Italy, Marriott International, said:
“We are thrilled to announce the signing of W Milan – Duomo with Gruppo Marseglia and W Naples with Solido S.p.A. The spirited cities of Milan and Naples have long been a destination of choice for global jetsetters, and we’re delighted to answer to the growing demand for luxury lifestyle hotels with these two significant signings.”
The Milan property will be within walking distance of the city’s landmarks such as Piazza del Duomo, and a three-minute walk from the Via Montenapoleone shopping street.
The hotel will be located in a former bank, built in the 1920s, with design by Milan-based architects Stefano Boeri Architetti and international design firm Yabu Pushelberg.
W Milan – Duomo will include 166 rooms and 36 suites, and a rooftop with the brand’s signature Wet deck, a bar and restaurant with views of the Duomo di Milano.
There are also plans to create a 380 sqm spa complete with an indoor pool and fitness centre.
Meanwhile W Naples will also be located in a former bank, this time located in the city’s Piazza del Municipio square, steps from the Via Toledo shopping street, the glass domed Galleria Umberto I and the UNESCO-listed Teatro San Carlo opera house. It will also be within walking distance of Molo Beverello Port, allowing guests to take day trips to Rome, Capri, Positano or Pompei.
The building will undergo a multi-million pound renovation, which will preserve the historic façade, and interiors will be designed by the Rockwell Group. The hotel will offer 78 rooms, including 17 suites, several of which offer private terraces. There will also be a restaurant, lounge and fitness centre.
Marriott currently operates 14 properties and residences under the W Hotels brand in the EMEA region, with new openings planned in destinations including Portugal, Greece, Scotland and Czech Republic.