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Meliá Collection to launch first hotel in Tuscany

Part of a former Medici estate, Tenuta di Artimino is set to open this spring

The Meliá Collection will open its first Tuscany-based property, Tenuta di Artimino, in Q2 of 2022.

Part of the recently launched Meliá Collection, Meliá Hotels International’s latest brand brings together a collection of hotels, each with their own personality. Tenuta di Artimino is just 20km from Florence, and marks the company’s ninth hotel in Italy.

Nestled among the hills and vineyards of Montalbano, the hotel stands alongside Villa Medici ‘La Ferdinanda’, which was built in 1596 by order of Ferdinando I de’ Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, following a project designed by Bernardo Buontalenti. Also known as the Villa dei Cento Camini (Villa of the One Hundred Chimneys), it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2013.

La Ferdinanda entranceLa Ferdinanda entrance

The hotel is built within a 17th-century Renaissance building, and is accompanied by a group of lodges in the village of Artimino. The entire estate features 102 rooms, suites, villas and lodges, as well as a winery. Additional onsite facilities include two restaurants, Biagio Pignatta and La Cantina del Redi; a swimming pool; a spa; large gardens and event spaces.

One Bedroom Caterina Suite Caterina Suite

Oozing Tuscan Renaissance style with terracotta floors, wooden beams and elements using Pietra Serena, the typical Tuscan sandstone, the property will uundergo further renovations to enhance the guest experience while also carefully preserving the historical and cultural legacy of the estate.

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Commenting on the opening of the new property, Meliá Hotels International global director of Brand Marketing Susanna Mander said: “The addition of this hotel is an important milestone for Meliá in its growth strategy in Italy, one of our top priorities in Europe, where we currently have hotels in Rome, Milan and Genoa.

“Tenuta di Artimino is only the first of a series of new hotels in the pipeline including Gran Meliá Cordusio in Milan, Meliá Siracusa and Meliá Taormina. We are also continuing to explore projects in other popular destinations such as Sardinia and Puglia.” 

For more information, visit www.melia.com 

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