Minor Hotels, a hotel owner, operator, and investor, currently with a portfolio of 530 hotels and resorts in 56 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Indian Ocean, announces the debut of its Tivoli Hotels & Resorts brand in Italy, with the addition of a property in Portopiccolo, near Trieste, in northern Italy. The five-star 58-key Tivoli Portopiccolo Sistiana Resort will launch later this month.
Located in the beautiful Duino Cliffs Nature Reserve on the Gulf of Trieste, the property is within 20 minutes’ drive of Trieste Airport and features 58 guest rooms and 73 branded apartments. The mixed-use development of Portopiccolo overlooks the Adriatic Sea, with its beautiful turquoise waters and a luxury marina, allowing access to multiple ocean adventures.
In addition to several accommodation options, the Portopiccolo complex offers hotel guests a great variety of elegant facilities including four restaurants and two bars with many dining options, six swimming pools, a beach club with three different areas, an in-hotel wellness and fitness centre, and a 3,600 sqm spa. The impressive spa facilities include 8 spacious treatment rooms, including a panoramic couple’s spa suite, an outdoor and an indoor pool, saunas and steam rooms. Tivoli Portopiccolo also offers 1,200 sqm of meeting space, with state-of-the-art technology and spread between the hotel premises and the Pavillion, located near the beach.
With this upcoming debut in Italy, Tivoli Hotels & Resorts continues its expansion in Europe where it has recently added a property in Amsterdam in the Netherlands, an all-inclusive resort in Alvor in the Algarve, south of Portugal, and will soon launch in Tenerife in Spain. In addition, the brand made its Asia debut in 2022 with the launch of Tivoli Chengdu at Cultural Heritage Park in China and is expanding its footprint in the Middle East, where Minor Hotels currently operates three Tivoli properties in Qatar, with two further new-build properties under development in Bahrain to launch in 2025 and in Muscat, Oman, slated to open in 2026.
Tivoli Portopiccolo Sistiana Resort, a former member of the Marriott Luxury Collection, is part of the Portopiccolo complex owned by the “Porto Piccolo Fund”, managed by Investire SGR (Group Banca Finnat), a leading independent Italian asset management company.
Dillip Rajakarier, Group CEO Minor International and CEO Minor Hotels, parent company of Tivoli Hotels & Resorts, commented, “We are delighted to announce this exciting addition to the Tivoli portfolio and the brand’s debut in Italy. With a beautiful location on the Adriatic Coast, this property will offer exceptional facilities to both business and leisure guests, with a world-class marina on its doorstep and easy access to the great cultural attractions that northern Italy has to offer. We look forward to working with the team at Investire to bring this property to fruition.”
Federico Velluti, Head of Hospitality and Alternative Markets at Investire SGR, said, “We’re very proud to announce the reopening of the hotel under the Tivoli brand, it will bring a meaningful contribution to the valorisation of the complex. This collaboration reflects our ambitions for Portopiccolo and we believe that the partnership with Minor Hotels will be able to create a new world-renowned destination that celebrates luxury in a stunning location surrounded by nature.”
With a history that dates back to 1933 in Lisbon, Portugal, and celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, Tivoli Hotels & Resorts stands out for its cultural heritage and authentic connection to each destination. The brand has expanded from Portugal to Brazil and from Qatar to China and the Netherlands, currently with a portfolio of 16 properties.