NEW YORK—Sereno Hotels has acquired Villa Pliniana, a 16th century Italian palazzo set on 18 waterfront acres in Lake Como, Italy. Sereno Hotels has signed a long-term lease for Villa Pliniana, which opened on March 1.
Villa Pliniana features 19 bedrooms, events halls, gardens and is available to host weddings and group events. Located in the village of Torno, the property is situated near the hotel group’s Il Sereno, Lago di Como, which is set to open in July 2016 and designed by the Patricia Urquiola.
“Villa Pliniana is the perfect complement to Il Sereno, where our guests can now enjoy both the newest and the oldest great buildings in Lake Como. A 500 year-old villa that sleeps 39 on an 18-acre waterfront estate; the most unbelievable views; an incredible history and Sereno Hotels’ services; I have no doubt that Villa Pliniana is the most special lodging in Lake Como, offering guests an irreplaceable experience for memorable weddings and special events,” said Luis Contreras, owner of Sereno Hotels.
Sereno Hotels has partnered again with Patricia Urquiola to redesign select interiors at Villa Pliniana, with plans to unveil the enhancements in the fall of 2016. The team completed a full restoration of the existing buildings, while maintaining the charm and historical details of the original design, according to the company. A highlight of the villa is the piano where Gioachino Rossini wrote the Opera Tancredi in 1813, which rests at the same spot where he once sat, but is now renovated.
The property offers 19 luxurious bedrooms in four large apartments in the main villa plus three additional standalone villas, which can accommodate up to 39 guests. The two large ballrooms of the Villa are equipped to host events up to 200 guests. In addition, the waterfront gardens can accommodate up to 500 guests for large weddings and events. Two large meeting rooms, dining room, a kitchen fully equipped for private catering services, a reception hall and a billiard room round out the multi-function space. Each of the villas in the Pliniana complex offer lake views and is equipped with the state-of-the-art technology.
Amenities include a private spa area outfitted with a large swimming pool with Jacuzzi, rain showers, sauna, steam bath, solarium and a lounge mezzanine.
The villa is close to Como and accessible to Milano Malpensa airport. The property can accommodate guests arriving by car, ferry and helicopter.