HOLY Hospitalit­y


Lovingly restored to its original glory, the 800-yearold property, formerly an NH Collection hotel, will reveal new-look accommodat­ion, refreshed dining concepts and a redesigned spa, all perched on a clifftop 80 metres above sea level with spectacula­r views of the Mediterran­ean Coast.

To convey continuity and heritage, the property’s 52 guest rooms and suites will see existing tiled flooring, vaulted ceilings and lime-washed walls carefully preserved while Anantara’s signature hospitalit­y experience will be delivered through the addition of rich textiles, sculptural furniture, locally-sourced contempora­ry art and the latest in high-tech comforts. The suites will retain their vast terraces with plunge pools and sweeping views of the coast, while the resort’s swimming pool area will be redesigned with custom-made furniture.

The Bar and Lounge area on reception level will also be transforme­d with contempora­ry lighting, statement rugs, and comfortabl­e low-slung furniture in cream hues. At the main restaurant, which serves traditiona­l Mediterran­ean flavours and wood-fired pizza, dramatic latticed metal dividers and monastic boiserie panels will be added for a visual separation from the lounge area and to create a more intimate atmosphere for diners.

A new travertine stone-clad Anantara Spa will also open with three treatment rooms offering healing therapies and beauty treatments amid soothing surrounds and a décor infused with monastic spirituali­ty. The resort’s upgraded leisure facilities will also include a sea-facing spa relaxation area and a gym for quality workouts with coastal views. — NICK WALTON

A 13th-century monastery formerly home to the Capuchin Friars Convent, Anantara Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi is set to reopen this spring.

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