Mandarin Oriental to develop luxury resort in Sardinia

Mandarin Oriental is set to develop and open a new luxury resort in Costa Smeralda Sardinia.

Scheduled to open in mid-2026, Mandarin Oriental Porto Cervo will comprise 83 rooms and suites, five restaurants and bars, a Spa at Mandarin Oriental, a fitness centre, indoor and outdoor pools, and a private beach.

The hotel – which is Mandarin Oriental’s fourth venture in Italy – will be developed in partnership with Italian real estate company Gruppo Statuto. Gruppo Statuto has previously worked with Mandarin Oriental, delivering Mandarin Oriental Milan.

Why it matters

Appetite for luxury hotels shows no sign of slowing down, especially in popular tourist destinations such as Italy. Just last month, Sereno Hotels announced that an affiliate of KSL Capital had acquired a majority interest in the Italian owner-operator of ultra-luxury hotels.

As the luxury hotel segment continues to demonstrate its resilience in a cost-of-living crisis, with typical guests being less sensitive to significant price rises, we’re bound to see even more investor interest.

What they said

Francesco Cefalú, chief development officer of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group said: “We are excited to introduce Mandarin Oriental, Porto Cervo to our guests, and to expanding our portfolio of leisure destinations in this region. We look forward to delivering Mandarin Oriental's legendary service and refined luxury to this captivating corner of Italy.”

Giuseppe Statuto, owner of Gruppo Statuto added: “We are pleased to be working with Mandarin Oriental once again and look forward to creating an exceptional resort, delivering a new high-end hospitality offering in this very special corner of Sardinia, one of Italy’s top island destinations.”