Jolly Hotels, an Italian collection of charming and fashionable four-star properties throughout Europe and a U.S. flagship in New York, has invested $43 million in renovations at two of its hotels. Jolly Hotel Milano Due received a $24 million upgrade, while Jolly Hotel Lotti in Paris enjoyed a makeover that approached the $20 million mark. The renovations at each hotel included everything from meetings space and guestrooms to restaurants, bars and more.
The $24 million renovation at Jolly Hotel Milano Due created an “at home” feel for guests with top-to-bottom improvements. The upgrade included all 143 guestrooms and 140 apartments, ideal for long-term stays, the hotel bar and restaurant and its trademark convention space. The rooms, which received a full renovation, now boast warm and inviting colors and large windows infusing the accommodations with natural light. The hotels 11 meeting rooms, the largest accommodating up to 400 people, also received an update, which featured the addition of stone pillars to accentuate the space and new high-tech services such as fiber-optics, personal computers, video-conferencing, simultaneous interpretation services and more. Jolly Hotel Milano Due, which boasts an ideal locale, is a stones throw from Milan and just minutes from Milan Linate Airport and Milan’s underground public transportation.
Preserving the integrity of the hotel’s 17th century building, the $19 million renovations to Jolly Hotel Lotti, which has been a part of Jolly Hotels’ collection for 20 years, took place under the supervision of famed interior designer Paul Sarter. With a tagline that boasts “the Italian address in Paris,” the hotel, located steps from the Louvre Museum and Tuileries Gardens, added 44 new rooms to the existing 123 and, in maintaining the hotel’s Italian flare, period-style Italian furniture with delicate colors can now be found throughout the guestrooms. The hotel’s La Dolce Vita Bar also received updates, giving the area a more Italian feel to bring travelers back to the warmth of Italy after the hustle and bustle of a day in Paris. For the first time ever, the property has joined the group market mix with the addition of six new meeting spaces, with the grandest accommodating up to 100 people. The meeting rooms, which bare names and touches of renowned Italian artists such as Michelangelo, Raffaello and Tiziano, are all equipped with the latest technology such as fiber-optics, wireless Internet access, LCD screens and soundproof walls.