Anantara Convento di Amalfi Grand Hotel Opens On Italy’s Alluring Amalfi Coast

Anantara continues its expansion in Europe, breathing new life into a 13th-century cliffside Capuchin convent in one of Italy’s most popular getaway destinations. Following extensive renovations, Anantara Convento di Amalfi Grand Hotel officially opens its doors, welcoming guests with elegantly renovated rooms and suites featuring original elements, exciting dining concepts and a world-class spa, all with panoramic views of the Mediterranean.

Just a 15-minute walk from the centre of Amalfi and approximately 90 minutes’ drive from Naples International Airport, the hotel strikes the perfect balance between accessible escape and secluded monastic retreat. The restoration of the 800-year-old building carefully preserves historic features including ornate cloisters and an on-site Baroque church complete with a marble altar and Majolica floor. A thoughtful preservation of the façade to maintain the original materials and colours. The interior design takes its cues from the convent and the simple, artisanal lives of its original inhabitants with materials sourced from nature – woods, leathers, natural fibres, and precious metals, blended with the luxurious details for which Anantara is known.

The property’s 52 guest rooms and suites – many of which were first built as monks’ quarters – feature original tiles, vaulted ceilings and lime-washed walls for a sense of simple serenity, blended seamlessly with rich textiles, sculptural furniture, local art, high-tech comforts and Mediterranean views. The Suite Del Priore – named for its setting in the convent’s priory – boasts frescoes above the four-poster bed and views of the cloisters, while the Suite Dell’Eremita, the hermit’s suite, offers a sanctuary of privacy and aromatic romance in its own tranquil lemon grove.

Award-winning Anantara Spa will find a unique new setting in a travertine-clad serene space overlooking the sea. In three treatment rooms, expert therapists will offer healing journeys including the property’s signature Convento Di Amalfi massage with citrus oils to refresh and rejuvenate. Further reinvigoration awaits at the alfresco Fitness Centre, fully fitted with top-of-the-range TechnoGym equipment for ocean-breeze-cooled workouts, and at the newly refurbished cliffside swimming pool.

Dining at Anantara Convento di Amalfi Grand Hotel is a celebration of the region with offerings carefully curated by renowned Italian masters. At Dei Cappucinni, Executive Chef Claudio Lanuto introduces a convent kitchen concept in which fresh seasonal ingredients grown in the convent garden will star in a-la-carte, monk-inspired dishes and sensory tasting menus. He introduces guests to the finest, freshest produce in the garden and reveals his secrets for authentic local dishes in Anantara’s signature Spice Spoons cooking class experience.

La Locanda della Canonica Pizzeria by Gino Sorbillo presents eight signature pizzas designed by a global pizza ambassador to create a journey through Campania. An internationally renowned pizza master, Gino invites diners to savour the flavours of the region, from anchovies from Cetara and locally produced Provolone del Monaco to mozzarella and ricotta from Agerola.

Emphasising its dedication to destination, Anantara offers unique experiences, guided by local gurus. In Amalfi, the offerings span culture, nature, gastronomy and beyond. The Path of the Gods, known to locals as the Sentiero Degli Dei, is a spectacular trek along the Lattari Mountains for stunning views of the Sorrentine Peninsula and the island of Capri in the distance. A journey by private Mercedes to Pompei and Herculaneum reveals spectacularly preserved historic details of ancient Roman life.

Culinary adventures include cooking classes in a lemon grove or historic vineyard with tours and tastings to match. Anantara’s signature private dining experience, Dining by Design invites couples to enjoy a personalised menu, served by private butler in the stunning setting of their choice.

Tours by vintage car or tuk-tuk take in the iconic shoreline of the Amalfi Coast with guided stops in Positano and Ravello. A private helicopter flight takes in the region in all its glory with bird’s-eye views of the architectural wonders of Positano and of Sorrento. A romantic private cruise along the coast features elegant aperitivo with prosecco and show stopping views of the sun setting over Capri.

Anantara Convento di Amalfi Grand Hotel is the second Anantara property in Italy after the recent addition of Anantara Palazzo Naiadi Rome Hotel, and the brand’s eighth in Europe. For more information about Anantara Convento di Amalfi Grand Hotel, visit here.

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About Anantara Hotels:

Anantara is a luxury hospitality brand for modern travellers, connecting them to genuine places, people and stories through personal experiences, and providing heartfelt hospitality in the world’s most exciting destinations. The collection of distinct, thoughtfully designed luxury hotels and resorts provides a window through which to journey into invigorating new territory, curating personal travel experiences.

From cosmopolitan cities to desert sands to lush islands, Anantara connects travellers to the indigenous, grounds them in authentic luxury, and hosts them with passionate expertise. The portfolio currently boasts over 40 stunning properties located in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Cambodia, Malaysia, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Seychelles, Mozambique, Zambia, Tunisia, the UAE, Qatar, Oman, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Hungary and The Netherlands, with a pipeline of future properties across Asia, Middle East, Europe, Africa and South America. The brand’s premier vacation ownership programme, Anantara Vacation Club, extends the opportunity to own a share in the Anantara experience with a portfolio of 8 luxurious Club Resorts as well as travel privileges at partner resorts and hotels worldwide.

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About Minor Hotels

Minor Hotels is an international hotel owner, operator and investor currently with more than 540 hotels in operation. Minor Hotels passionately explores new possibilities in hospitality with a diverse portfolio of properties designed intelligently to appeal to different kinds of travellers, serving new passions as well as personal needs. Through our Anantara, Avani, Oaks, Tivoli, NH Collection, NH Hotels, nhow, Elewana, Marriott, Four Seasons, St. Regis, Radisson Blu and Minor International properties, Minor Hotels operates in 56 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Europe, South America and North America.

With dynamic plans to expand existing brands and explore strategic acquisitions throughout opportunistic markets, Minor Hotels pursues a vision of a more passionate and interconnected world.

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