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Ever since the Roman Emperors indulged their vacation fantasies in Capri, the Italian island—situated just a few miles from Naples and the Amalfi Coast— has long lured sybarites on holiday. Today it’s a firm favorite of the jetset crowd, and when the summer season’s in full swing, Capri’s charms await: swimming in grottos, people watching at the cafes, exploring the craggy coastline by yacht. It’s here in this island paradise that Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based hospitality company, has announced its latest hotel. The Capri Palace has been a landmark since it was founded by Tonino Cacace in 1960. It’s located in Anacapri, the unspoiled hilltop town that offers an authentic slice of Capri along with far-reaching views over the Bay of Naples.
Jumeirah has recently been appointed to operate and manage the hotel, which is set to reopen in April 2020 as Capri Palace, Jumeirah. Inside the 18th century-style palazzo, you’ll find 68 guest rooms designed in a Mediterranean style with whitewashed walls and traditional ceramic tiles. An impressive collection of contemporary art will adorn the public spaces. Facilities will comprise a private beach club, outdoor pool, and the Capri Beauty Farm, a medical spa. The luxury hotel is home to some of the best dining spots on the island. The signature restaurant L’Olivo has two Michelin stars while Il Riccio is the world’s only beach club awarded a Michelin star.
With the opening of Capri Palace, Jumeirah, the company’s portfolio will comprise six hotels in Europe (also in London, Frankfurt, and Mallorca) and 15 properties in the Middle East including the flagship Burj Al Arab. Ten hotels are currently under construction around the world, including properties in Indonesia and Oman slated to open in 2020.