Splendido Mare, a Belmond Hotel, Portofino will reopen on April 16, 2021 next a entire renovation by Paris layout agency Festen Architecture. “The Mare” is the first to be renovated beneath the LVMH ownership encouraged by its maritime heritage, Festen Architecture reinterpreted conventional craftsmanship in modern strategies, complemented with antique objects and custom furnishings.
References to the harbor’s background can be identified all over the assets. Each and every of the 14 rooms and suites have locally sourced and hand-varnished wood, historically made use of in the fishing and sailings boats that dot the harbor, whilst rope styles are woven into the marquetry of the headboards. The nautical knot is the emblem of the lodge and is referenced through touchpoints, from the glassware and crockery to the room keys. The regular Ligurian hues of the harbor buildings—a palette of amber, terracotta and sea green—are employed to accent the archways and ceilings. The layout of the wood ground is also motivated by the church of San Giorgio in town the bathrooms pull inspiration from the neighboring Santa Margherita beach cabins.
As a nod to 1950s Portofino, friends can find a good deal of mid-century contemporary furnishings. Each individual guestroom has authentic antiques like fruitwood armchairs by Paolo Buffa and Gio Ponti, walnut armchairs by Ulrich Guglielmo and desk lamps by Oscar Torlasco. The furnishings are layered with Italian fabrics by Loro Piana and Rubelli and the wall lamps are from Murano Glass. One particular of the suites is inspired by Ava Gardner, who was a recurrent customer to the guest property when filming “The Barefoot Contessa” in 1954 with Humphrey Bogart.
The eight rooms have been named to reflect each and every ingredient of the structure inspiration. La Marea (tide), Fioco (jib), Gozzo and Riva (boats) reference the nautical heritage, though La Baia (bay), Aurora (new dawn), Libeccio (southwesterly wind) and Tramontana (northerly wind) get in touch with on the encompassing natural beauty and normal phenomena.
Splendido Mare will also have a curated art assortment with commissioned items by Italian artist Gabriele Cappelli, recognised for his modernist simplicity. Cinematic photography and abstract parts by Ligurian artists have also been selected for their portrayal of the location, its history and landscape.
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