Dorchester Collection acquires Rome’s Hotel Eden

Dorchester Group Limited has acquired the 121-room Hotel Eden from Starman Hotels.

Dorchester Collection has already taken over management of the hotel, but continues to work closely with the previous management company Starwood Hotels & Resorts, it said in a statement.

Dorchester Collection chief executive Christopher Cowdray said: “Hotel Eden is an exciting addition to our portfolio as it is one of the world’s most majestic and iconic hotels in a truly superb setting. Its landmark status, heritage and individuality complement the style and locations of our other nine hotels in the UK, France, Switzerland, Italy and the US.

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“A presence in Rome, one of the epicentres of classicism, additionally creates synergies with our hotel in Milan, Hotel Principe di Savoia. We are delighted to welcome Hotel Eden’s employees into the Dorchester Collection family,” he added.

Originally built in 1834 and converted to a hotel in 1889, Hotel Eden is popular among royalty, heads of states and celebrities.

Dorchester Collection said it would refurbish the property, adding that the timing and scale of works were still being discussed.

Hotel Eden sits between the Spanish Steps and Via Veneto. The hotel’s restaurant, La Terrazza dell’Eden was awarded a Michelin star in November 2012 under the helm of executive chef Fabio Ciervo.

The advisors to Dorchester Group were Beacon Hospitality Partners, Dentons, Carnelutti, and PwC.



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