Autograph Collection Hotels today announced the opening of the former 16th century Palazzo, Grand Universe Lucca.
This boutique hotel with 55 rooms and 9 suites joins the Marriott brand's portfolio, which is expanding worldwide, defending the values of vision, design and craftsmanship.
Jenni Benzaquen, Vice President, Brand, EMEA, Marriott International said :
We are delighted to expand our offering of one-of-a-kind hotels in Italy and our debut in the charming city of Lucca. Grand Universe Lucca is a unique jewel in the stunning city and Autograph Collection Hotels independent spirit is the perfect fit for the hotel’s next chapter.
Known as the city of a hundred and one churches, Lucca is located in the Tuscany's heart, next to the Apuan Alps and less than half an hour's drive from the Versilia coast. Overlooking two of Lucca's squares, the hotel's location is ideal for discovering this city. Masterpieces of medieval and Renaissance architecture are just a few steps away.
Georges Midleje, Regional Managing Director for Shaner Properties in Italy said :
Grand Universe Lucca will be a historical beacon blending different eras of history. Our unique location in the magical city of Lucca offers a unique perspective on Tuscany’s rich historic and culinary cultures.
Grand Universe Lucca also offers a traditional Italian restaurant, Legacy, which serves local food accompanied by fine wines. At the rooftop bar, Sommitá, guests can enjoy a digestivo named like the city's famous personalities as well as panoramic views of the Cattedrale di San Martino and beyond.
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