According to Italian media, the Sultan of Brunei, owner of the Dorchester Collection has recently acquired the EDEN Hotel in the Italian capital for an alleged 105 million euros. Situated downtown Rome, in Via Ludovisi, the Eden Hotel is one of the iconic European heritage hotels, having been established in 1889. The hotel features 121 rooms and suites, an outdoor roof-top terrace restaurant, a bar and a garden restaurant with stunning views of the city.
Commenting on the transaction, Christopher Cowdray, chief executive officer of Dorchester Collection, said: ‘Hotel Eden is an exciting addition to our portfolio as it is one of the world’s most majestic and iconic hotels in a truly superb setting. Its landmark status, heritage and individuality complement the style and locations of our other nine hotels in the UK, France, Switzerland, Italy and the US. A presence in Rome, one of the epicentres of classicism, additionally creates synergies with our hotel in Milan, Hotel Principe di Savoia. We are delighted to welcome Hotel Eden’s employees into the Dorchester Collection family.’
The Eden Hotel in Rome is likely to undergo extensive renovations and an ample re-design to join the luxury standard of the Dorchester Collection Group. Dorchester Collection fully owns and operates: The Dorchester, London; Coworth Park, Ascot; 45 Park Kane, London Le Meurice, Paris; Plaza Athenee, Paris; Bel Air, Beverly Hills; The Beverly Hills; Principe di Savoia, Milan and is developing Le Richemond, Geneva which it will operate under a third party management agreement.
updated 18 / 09 / 13
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