Minor Hotels continues its expansion in Europe with the opening of Anantara Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi. The hotel is Anantara’s second in Italy and its eighth overall on the continent.
The heritage hotel occupies a 13th-century monastery and former Capuchin Friars convent. It has undergone extensive restoration and renovation works before reopening. It formerly operated under the NH Collection brand and has been converted to an Anantara property. It now boasts new-look accommodation, refreshed dining concepts, and a completely redesigned spa.
The works aimed to balance conservation, maintenance, and restoration to preserve the original appearance of the façade, as well as the original materials and design of the 800-year-old building. The on-site Late Baroque church has, for example, kept its marble altar and Majolica floor.
Anantara Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi’s 52 guestrooms and suites have been rejuvenated yet retain many of their original elements. The existing tiled flooring, vaulted ceilings, and lime-washed walls have been preserved, and the suites have retained their vast terraces complete with plunge pools. Rich textiles, sculptural furniture, locally sourced contemporary art, and the latest in high-tech comforts have also been added to elevate the customer experience in the lodgings.
The property’s F&B offer consists of two restaurants and a bar and lounge area. Dei Cappucinni offers Italo-Mediterranean dishes created by chef Claudio Lanuto and wood-fired pizzas crafted by master pizza maker Gino Sorbillo are served up at La Locanda della Canonica Pizzeria.
Latticed metal dividers and monastic boiserie panels have been added to separate the main restaurant from the lounge area. The bar and lounge area have been transformed with the addition of contemporary lighting, statement rugs, and low-slung furniture.
A new Anantara-branded spa has opened in place of the existing leisure facilities. Its amenities include three treatment rooms offering healing therapies and beauty treatments, a sea-facing relaxation area, and a fully equipped gym.
This latest opening further consolidates Minor Hotels' breakthrough in Europe and follows the opening last May of Anantara The Marker Dublin Hotel.
We are thrilled to soon be able to welcome Anantara guests to one of Italy’s most iconic destinations as part of Anantara’s expansion into Europe. We are taking great care to restore the 800-year-old building to strict historic-preservation guidelines while adding a contemporary look and feel to the rooms and public areas, as well as making sure that every guest experience at Anantara Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi is exceptional.
Dillip Rajakarier, CEO of Minor Hotels