Close your eyes and imagine you're in Capri—the impossibly beautiful island just off Italy’s Sorrento Peninsula. Think of the warm sun on your skin, the inviting waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea, and the glorious villas perched on steep cliffs. While traversing the bougainvillaea-laden paths and azure grottos of Capri remains a dream right now, by the time we can travel internationally again (fingers crossed) the new Hotel La Palma by Oetker Collection awaits as it opens its doors in April 2022.
Technically, Hotel La Palma is not a new hotel. It is a rebirth of Capri’s first hotel built in 1822, formerly called Locanda Pagano, which Oetker Collection is transforming into a 50-room and-suite property that is to be the brand's first 'Masterpiece Hotel' in Italy.
“Together with our owner partners Reuben Brothers, we have dreamed about reimagining Hotel La Palma—the first and oldest hotel on the island, which dates back to the beginning of the 19th century—into a true masterpiece in the heart of vibrant Capri Village,” says Anne Benichou, Head of Global Communication of Oetker Collection.
Timo Gruenert, CEO of Oetker Collection, adds: “I simply cannot think of anything more exciting than the outlook of opening a true masterpiece hotel in one of the most beautiful and glamorous destinations in the world, the island of Capri. And as with all our masterpiece hotels, we are truly committed to creating a sense of timeless hospitality, deeply rooted in family spirit and genuine kindness.”
The company is very well-placed to recreate an icon—Oetker owns other legendary properties in its portfolio such as the stunning Hotel Du Cap-Eden-Roc and much-loved Le Bristol Paris. Here’s what to know and what to expect in Capri's latest arrival: