Autograph Collection Adds Six Boscolo Hotels in Europe

The Autograph Collection, Marriott International’s fastest-growing brand, today announced that six luxury Boscolo Hotels in Europe will join the collection.  Last year, Marriott International launched Autograph Collection, a group of exceptional independent luxury hotels, each hand-selected for their originality, character and uncommon details. The first four Autograph Collection Hotels in Europe were added in Spain in May of this year, and with the addition of these six Boscolo properties, Autograph Collection has now grown to 26 properties globally.

The first four Boscolo Hotels will join Autograph Collection in September, with the following two hotels expected to join by January 2012. The four hotels are:

·        Boscolo Palace Roma, Rome, Italy
·        Boscolo Venezia, Venice, Italy
·        Boscolo Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
·        Boscolo Budapest, Budapest, Hungary

In 2012, the following hotels will join the collection:

·        Boscolo Exedra Roma, Rome, Italy
·        Boscolo Milano, Milan, Italy

Amy McPherson, president and managing director for Marriott International in Europe, said that the company will now be “able to offer truly original and independent hotel experiences to our guests and, as part of Autograph Collection, our partner hotels are able to tap in to the power of Marriott’s sales and reservations engines. We strongly believe that Autograph Collection will continue to be a huge growth platform for us and a key component of our European expansion strategy as we seek to reach 80,000 rooms in Europe by 2015.”

The 87-room Boscolo Palace Roma is located on Rome’s famed Via Veneto. Designed in the 1920’s by Marcello Piacentini, the boutique hotel just completed a top-to-bottom restoration, bringing history back to life with modern touches.

In Venice, the 72-room Boscolo Venezia is housed in the historic Palazzo Rizzo Patarol, formerly home to the French embassy. The hotel has the largest private park in Venice, which once was host to Vivaldi’s violin concerts.

The Boscolo Prague, a 152-room hotel in Prague, is housed in the former headquarters of the Czech postal service.

Located in the heart of Budapest, the 185-room Boscolo Budapest was built in 1894 and is locally known for its New York Café, a historical point of gathering of European novelists and artists, unique in its stucco and gold decor.

The 238-room Boscolo Exedra Rome is located on a magnificent piazza within the ancient Roman ruins of the Diocletian Baths and the Basilica degli Angeli designed by Michelangelo. Boasting a rooftop terrace and pool overlooking the eternal city, the hotel is the ultimate in luxury.

The 154-room Boscolo Milan, the most modern of the collection, is located in the heart of Milan’s fashion district and has top views of the Duomo.

The Autograph Collection is expected to grow to include up to 40 independent hotel properties throughout the United States, Europe, Caribbean and Latin America by the end of the year.

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