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Mandarin Oriental, Lake Como

Mandarin Oriental’s “first resort” in W Europe to open

The CastaDiva Resort & Spa will be rebranded to complement the global group’s existing Milan hotel.

International hotel group Mandarin Oriental has officially taken over the management of the CastaDiva Resort & Spa, a resort next to Lake Como in northern Italy.

The property will be rebranded to Mandarin Oriental, Lake Como in spring 2019, following an extensive renovation project for its facilities.

The luxury property will be the brand’s first resort in Western Europe and will complement its existing Milan hotel.

Located on Lake Como’s shores and surrounded by botanical parkland, the resort is “a landmark of historic importance, comprising 76 spacious rooms and suites housed in nine villas dating from the 19th century,” Mandarin Oriental says.

Two of the villas will be bookable in their entirety giving guests their own private retreat. Almost all accommodation has lake views from either a balcony or terrace.

Meeting facilities
The resort also features four restaurants and bars, including a lakeside terrace for al fresco dining, a large spa with indoor swimming pool and an outdoor floating pool on the lake. Social and meeting facilities are in the resort’s grounds.

“We are delighted to be extending the Mandarin Oriental brand to the shores of Lake Como, which has long been a destination of choice for luxury travellers,” James Riley, chief executive of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, said.

“We look forward to bringing the group’s exemplary service to the resort and to working with our partners to create one of Italy’s most exclusive properties.”

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