Here it is, the New Year 2018 has begun! And we are beginning the year in Grand with stunning properties to add our collection.
Borgo Santo Pietro in Tuscany, joins the Finest Family Owned Hotels & Resorts collection, while Satori Yacht and Sublime in Comporta, join the Unique Stays and Journeys Collection.
Let us introduce you to these beautiful properties...
Beautifully positioned overlooking far-reaching hilltop vistas, the seamless link between the villa and gardens provide many enchanting areas in which to relax. The unique experience created at Borgo is designed to restore and refresh all those who visit.
Jeanette and Claus Thottrup dreamed up the concept of Borgo Santo Pietro by uniting their backgrounds in property development and fashion design. Both seasoned travellers, they wanted to create a nurturing haven where guests could feel immediately at home; where the thought and care behind each detail raised it a stratosphere above luxury hotels on the market by offering something real – a tangible sense of community.
Their seven-year labour of love and sheer persistence paid off; Borgo Santo Pietro opened its doors in 2008 and has since grown into a flourishing 200-acre boutique hotel and wellness estate with a ‘farm to plate’ philosophy that supplies two Michelin-starred restaurants; Meo Modo and La Bottega del Buon Caffè. The estate comprises an organically cultivated working farm with sheep, chickens, pigs and bees; an artisan cheese dairy; extensive culinary gardens, including fruit orchards and nut fields; and two vineyards.
Claus and Jeanette’s continuous quest to create experiences for guests that go beyond the bounds of the known to unite luxury and nature in a way that has never been done before has taken the Borgo Santo Pietro lifestyle concept past the gates of the hotel and now includes the Borgo Cooking School, and a line of natural skincare.
In April 2017 Borgo Santo Pietro took its lifestyle concept to sea with the launch of luxury yacht Satori. Inspired by the understated elegance of 1920s and '30s-era sailing, the 41.5-metre vessel merges five-star boutique hotel and gourmet dining with a classic sailing experience. Like Borgo Santo Pietro, Satori was designed and built by owners Claus and Jeanette Thottrup. Their signature bespoke approach, so characteristic of Borgo Santo Pietro, is also clearly evident in the uncompromising quality, thoughtful detail and amplified sense of space and privacy found on board.
Satori merges the comfort of a five-star boutique hotel with a traditional hand-built wooden schooner to create the ultimate classic sailing experience.
Flawless service is therefore built into Satori's DNA, where guests enjoy Michelin-starred dining prepared by a personal chef from the restaurants Meo Modo and La Bottega del Buon Caffé , onboard spa facilities, a range of the latest innovative water toys, and an extensive program of concierge activities managed by five-star boutique hotel and estate Borgo Santo Pietro.
Each of the eight crew members has been hand-picked for their expertise, whether in navigation and seamanship, gourmet dining or five-star service, while Satori's two 600-horsepower engines offer guests the choice of both motoring and taking long-haul voyages as well as enjoying the timeless feeling of sailing.
Nestled on a stunning 17 acres estate, surrounded by undulating umbrella pines and cork trees, wild sand dunes, stunning rice fields and over 60km of pristine, white-sand beaches, Sublime Comporta is a magical, unspoiled place yet to be discovered.
Only one hour from the Capital of Lisbon, and yet surrounded by abundant wildlife where time seems to stand still and one has the possibility to experience all that is genuine and authentic. Rich in cultural heritage, with a welcoming local population, great foods and wines, Sublime Comporta offers a combination of tranquillity and simplicity that is both addictive and inspiring, reminding us of the magic of experiencing more with less.
The rooms and villas stretch across several buildings adding to the exclusivity of the hotel. These are the Main House, the Guest House and the Villas. The hotel includes 14 bedrooms and suites including several 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom “cabana” villas.
Proud to welcome these beautiful properties in our collection and honored to be representing them with all our passion!