Rejuvenation plans for Belmond Splendido Mare

Reimagination for Belmond's guest house in Portofino

Belmond Splendido Mare, in the centre of Portofino, Italy, will undergo a major renovation and reopen in June 2020, Belmond has announced. The 14-room guest house is located near the Belmond Hotel Splendido which overlooks the bay.

The renovation of Splendido Mare and Chuflay restaurant will reinvigorate this hot spot on the Italian Riviera.

Benefitting from an unsurpassed location in the Piazza, Belmond Splendido Mare is where Portofinese life revolves around the pastel-painted villas and fishing village and is the place to enjoy an Aperitivo as the sun sets over the Ligurian sea.

Once a haven for fisherman, the converted townhouse features 14 guestrooms, including four suites with views over Portofino Harbour, where, from hidden terraces, guests have a sense of being in their own private residence.

The new design draws inspiration from nautical traditions and the hotel’s modest past. Each guestroom references interiors of a typical Italian fishing boat, drawing on aesthetics of natural wood, ropes and brass.

The bathrooms are designed to create a calming sanctuary, inspired by the neighbouring ‘Santa Margherita’ beach cabins, white and yellow geometric tiles form bold striped walls enhanced against a pure white marble floor.

Individual pieces of furniture have been selected for their impeccable craftsmanship; carefully curated to showcase the best of mid-century modern Italian design, each guestroom features authentic antiques including fruitwood armchairs by Paolo Buffa, and fabric from Italian producers such as Loro Piana and Rubelli. These are complemented by wall lamps made from Murano Glass and original art sourced from Italian artists.

Chuflay restaurant has long been a hive of social activity; where local residents and international travellers converge and cultivate friendships. Just steps away from the harbour and the Piazzetta, hotel guests arrive to a bright open space that links Chuflay restaurant directly with the hotel.

Sister to Belmond Hotel Splendido, set above the harbour, guests staying at Belmond Splendido Mare will have full access to the refreshing salt-water infinity pool, the terraced gardens with panoramic sea views, and spa.

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