Renovations at the Italian Riviera attract Middle East tourists

Published: 21 October 2019 - 7:30 a.m.
By: Hotelier Middle East Staff
Belmond Hotel Splendido’s dining venue, Italian Riviera has been rebuilt after it was destroyed by storms on the coastline between Santa Margherita and Portofino, last year. The property has also attracted a number of GCC travelers after its rebuilding.

The property’s GM, Ermes De Megni said that young couples from the Middle East who wanted to sample Italian cuisine away from the large cities have been a major factor in the upswing.

He commented: “They are a joy to host as they are so well-informed. It is fantastic to speak to them and understand just how much this destination is part of their culinary adventure.”

Efforts by the local authorities to attract tourists from the Middle East are continuing in 2019 with a programme of events planned for 2020.

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