From the owners of the French Riviera legend, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc comes Oetker Collections' first Italian outpost, Hotel La Palma, on the eternally glamorous island of Capri. Hotel La Palma was built in 1822, and is currently being transformed into an elegant and exclusive 50-room-and-suite hotel. Located a few steps from the famous Piazzetta, it will comprise a rooftop restaurant and bar, its own beach club, a newly built pool deck, a spa and high-fashion boutiques. Each of the 50 rooms – including 18 suites – offer its own private balcony or terrace. Located in the beating heart of Capri, just around the corner from the famous Piazza Umberto I – well-known as the ‘Piazzetta’ – Hotel La Palma is perfectly positioned for guests to visit some of the most notable sites of Capri: I Giardini di Augusto, Via Krupp, La Certosa and the iconic Faraglioni. Another of the island’s best-known, must-visit natural sites in easy reach from the hotel is the ‘Grotta Azzurra’ – the Blue Grotto – a dark cavern where the sea glows electric blue, the result of sunlight passing through an underwater cave.
The Hotel La Palm has long hosted a collective of notable artists, poets, writers and musicians from all over the world, and will once again be at the epicentre of the social scene on the island.
Its first Italian property is set bring to life the island’s iconic dolce vita lifestyle. Since 1822, Hotel La Palma – formerly known as Locanda Pagano – is the oldest hotel on Capri. The original owner, notary Giuseppe Pagano, hosted travelers in his villa for the pleasure of long conversations and often, his guests were artists, poets, writers, architects, painters and musicians, all who showed their gratitude by painting the walls, writing poems, singing and playing in what was dubbed the ‘Artists’ Hotel.’ A collective of creatives began to gather from all over the world who were inspirited by the genius loci, charmed by the smooth, familiar atmosphere of this eccentric hotel. The original hotel on Capri will once more become the chicest address on the island for people who want to see and be seen.
In true Italian fashion, Hotel La Palma will be a gourmand’s delight, with Gennaro’s restaurant, bar and terrace, under the culinary direction of Chef Gennaro Esposito. Esposito is a true name in the region, having run his own two-Michelin Star restaurant, Torre del Saracino, for the last 23 years. Gennaro Esposito , the great master of Italian cuisine, two Michelin star chef of La Torre del Saracino in Vico Equense, patron of Festa a Vico , the most important Italian gastronomic event that manages to attract over 100 starred chefs in a three-day celebration of Culinary Made in Italy, awarded by the Michelin Guide as Chef Mentor 2020 for having directed generations of chefs to haute cuisine, returns to Capri in style. Another highlight will be Bianca, a glamorous, newly created rooftop restaurant and bar open ’til late with spectacular views over the sea and Capri Village. Bianca, also under the culinary direction of Chef Gennaro Esposito, will become the island’s chicest hangout, transporting guests to another time and place. In addition, Hotel La Palma will offer a brand-new pool deck, complete with an elegant pool bar which pays homage to the ‘classic Capri’ of the golden age.