NAPLES, Italy ® The Bay of Naples is the location for Hilton`s latest hotel in Italy. From May 1, 2001, the 370-room Hilton Sorrento Palace will be managed by Hilton International on behalf of its owners, Societa Esercizi Alberghieri S.p.A.
The existing 5-star property, the largest in the area, will be re-branded Hilton following renovations to create an executive floor with CLUBROOM.
An ideal location for meetings, conventions and incentives, The Hilton Sorrento Palace includes a state-of-the-art congress centre with a 1700-seater auditorium, a full range of meeting rooms that will provide the `Hilton Meetings` product and 2,300 square metres of exhibition space. Six restaurants offer a choice of dining options including local Italian specialities and international cuisine, catering for banquets of up to 1,000 persons.
Sport and relaxation in the temperate Mediterranean climate is well catered for with a six-pool outdoor swimming complex, an indoor pool with frescoed ceiling, a tennis court, fitness centre and luxuriant grounds overlooking the sea.
Anthony Harris, chief executive of Hilton International says: “We are delighted to be extending our presence in Italy in partnership with S.E.A. SpA and, with the strength of the Hilton brand, further developing the important meetings and leisure market.”
With the spectacular coastline of the Bay of Naples, the impressive Mount Vesuvius on the horizon, the marvels of Amalfi and the beauty of the island of Capri within easy reach, Sorrento has been a popular destination for travellers for over 200 years. Naples International Airport provides direct flights to European cities, or long-haul connections through Milan and Rome. Guests can reach Sorrento easily from Naples by road, rail or hydrofoil.
The Hilton Sorrento Palace will be Hilton`s fourth hotel in Italy, joining the Rome Cavalieri Hilton, Hilton Rome Airport and Hilton Milan.
Hilton Hotels Corporation and Hilton International, a subsidiary of Hilton Group plc, have a worldwide alliance to market Hilton, the world`s best known hotel brand. Collectively offering over 2,000 hotels in more than 50 countries worldwide, both companies are recognised as leaders in the hospitality industry. Hilton International currently operates more than 220 hotels in over 50 countries worldwide.