Say ciao to Capri Palace: Jumeirah to open luxury hotel on Italian island this month

The UAE hotel group has taken over the renowned property that overlooks the idyllic Gulf of Naples

If, travel restrictions permitting, you fancy experiencing la dolce vita, there'll soon be a new spot to stay at in one of Italy's hot spots.

Capri Palace, the renowned hotel on the Italian island, is set to reopen on Thursday, June 25, after being taken over by the Jumeirah Group.

The sprawling property, which was first built in 1960, is located in Anacapri, and boasts picturesque views of the Gulf of Naples.

The Capri Palace Jumeirah will welcome guests with health and safety measures in place in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Scroll through the gallery above to see more of the Capri Palace Jumeirah.

The property, designed in the style of an 18th-century Neapolitan palazzo, has attracted a wealth of A-list guests in its lifetime, such as Harrison Ford, Julia Roberts, Sophia Loren, Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly.

The storied hotel is Jumeirah's first property in Italy, and will carry many of the luxurious hallmarks the UAE-headquartered group is known for.

Its 68 guest rooms are designed to echo Italian sensibilities, with ceramic tiles, a soft blue and white colour palette, and bespoke furniture. The hotel is speckled with classic and contemporary art, with works by De Chirico, Keith Haring and Pomodoro, among others.

Capri Palace is also home to two Michelin-starred restaurants – the Mediterranean eatery L’Olivo, which boasts two stars from the prestigious dining guide, and Il Riccio Restaurant & Beach Club, the only one Michelin-starred beach club in the world, which is named after the sea urchins it famously serves up.

“We are delighted to welcome our guests back to Capri Palace Jumeirah," said Ermanno Zanini, general manager of Capri Palace Jumeirah and regional vice president for Italy and Spain. "Our team have eagerly awaited this moment and are ready to provide the excellent service and unrivalled culinary experiences the hotel is known for."

The hotel also comprises the Capri Beauty Farm, a medical spa facility, as well as an outdoor pool and manicured gardens.

Jumeirah, which is behind UAE hotels such as Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Al Naseem, first announced it had been appointed to operate and manage the Italian property in December.