After a three-year construction, Borgo Santandrea, the first new luxury hotel to open on the Amalfi Coast in 15 years, celebrates soft opening. The new cliffside hotel is positioned 90 meters above sea level and features its own private beach, jetty, oceanfront pool, forthcoming exclusive beach club, and three restaurants. The Mid-Century/classic Mediterranean hotel was spearheaded by two the Orlacchio brothers. Architect Bonaventura Gambardella, interior designer Nikita Bettoni, and kitchen designer Andrea Viacava made sure that every corner of the property was a thoughtful reflection of the artistry and craftsmanship of the Campania region.
Each of Borgo Santandrea’s 29 guestrooms and 16 suites boasts uninterrupted views of the sea and ancient fisherman’s hamlet of Conca dei Marini. The interiors incorporate geometric hand-painted tiles, antique furniture, and hand-crafted pieces by local Amalfitano artisans. The blue and white tiles are paired with Once Milano linens, Dedar and Rubelli textiles that reflect the far-reaching views of the Tyrrhenian Sea. All rooms and suites spacious and light thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows, while the bathrooms bring the hotel’s fragrant Mediterranean gardens inside with Acqua di Parma toiletries. There is a cliffside lift that helps guests to reach the hotel’s private beach.
Borgo Santandrea is home to three restaurants and two bars. Located between the highest points of the hotel, they offer classic Mediterranean fare. Under the direction of Michelin-starred Executive Chef Crescenzo Scotti, the three restaurants, La Libreria, Alici and The Beach Club, will make use of local products and ingredients.
The owners worked alongside landscape architect Philip Adiutori, based in Ischia, to create a series of garden terraces. Staying true to the surrounding landscape, the gardens are filled with plants typical of the coastline; olive, lemon and pomegranate trees, winter jasmine, and Myrtus communis dating back 150 years.
Rooms, during the soft-opening period, start from £770 per night based on two people sharing a double room, including breakfast.