Imagery courtesy of Mandarin Oriental Lodge Group.
Mandarin Oriental Lodge Group is to open its first mountain resort, selecting the Italian Alpine city of Cortina d’Ampezzo as the placement.
The group has signed a long run administration settlement with funding supervisor Attestor Restricted to rebrand and handle the historic Lodge Cristallo, which can endure a considerable renovation after closing within the second quarter of 2023.
The property will reopen as Mandarin Oriental Cristallo, Cortina in the summertime of 2025, forward of the Milano-Cortina Winter Olympics.
The positioning would be the group’s first alpine resort and additional expands Mandarin Oriental’s presence in Italy. Sitting above essentially the most recognised mountain village within the Dolomites, Lodge Cristallo was inbuilt 1901 in Artwork Nouveau model by the Menardi household and was a well-liked ski vacation spot within the Thirties for the European cultured elite.
In 2021, the property was acquired by funds managed by Attestor Restricted, which additionally owns Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como. Lodge Cristallo will endure an intensive renovation together with a brand new extension, created by award-winning architects Herzog and deMeuron.
On reopening, the lodge will function 83 guestrooms, many with balconies, together with 30 spacious suites with lovely views of the Dolomites. The resort can even function a spread of eating places and bars, versatile areas for leisure and occasions, in addition to an intensive spa and wellness facility, which features a swimming pool that transverses from inside to exterior the constructing.
Restore to glory
James Riley, group chief government of Mandarin Oriental Lodge Group, stated: “We’re delighted to be bringing the Mandarin Oriental model to the fantastic thing about the Dolomites which has lengthy been a vacation spot of selection for skiers and adventurers and can little question attraction to followers of Mandarin Oriental who love alpine pursuits. We stay up for delivering the group’s exemplary service to the resort and to working with our companions from Lago di Como to create one other unique property in certainly one of Italy’s foremost areas.”
David Alhadeff, accomplice, Attestor Restricted, added: “We’re excited to be restoring this well-known property to its former glory prematurely of the 2026 Milano-Cortina Winter Olympics, whereas additionally creating a novel sense of contemporary luxurious for worldwide travellers. Following our profitable partnership on Lake Como, we’re happy so as to add an iconic Italian asset to our collaboration with Mandarin Oriental and stay up for creating an Alpine landmark.”