Rocco Forte Hotels to open first property in Naples
Rocco Forte Hotels is set to open its first property in Naples after signing a management agreement with fashion company Capri Group.
The hotel will reside in a historic building in Palazzo Caravita di Sirignano, adjacent to the Villa Pignatelli Museum.
The property was built in 1535 as the first palace along the Riviera di Chiaia and was inhabited by noble dynasties such as the Bourbons and the Princes of Sirignano.
In 2018, the building was acquired by the Colella family, who operate under the Capri Group and also own fashion brands Gutteridge and Alcott.
Capri Group chief executive Nunzio Colella said he wished to provide Naples with a hotel experience that “matches the individuality and charm of the city”.
Renowned boutique hotel and residence architect Michele Bönan will oversee a restoration of the historic building.
Once complete, the property will feature 46 suites, a rooftop with a “panoramic” pool, two restaurants, extensive private gardens, a bar and a large spa.
Palazzo Sirignano is scheduled to open in 2027.
"I am honoured to be opening a Rocco Forte hotel in such a fascinating building in Naples," said Sir Rocco Forte, chairman of Rocco Forte Hotels.
"We bring the experience of three generations of hospitality and the impeccable service for which Rocco Forte Hotels is known worldwide. I thank Nunzio Colella for his trust and am excited to embark on this new adventure together."
Nunzio Colella added: "I am proud to offer my city a luxury destination under the Rocco Forte Hotels brand and designed by the architectural star Michele Bönan. It will be a top-notch experience that will elevate Neapolitan hospitality to the level of major international cities. I thank Sir Rocco Forte, the Superintendency, the Municipality of Naples, and all our partners who will make this dream come true."