Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is to manage the San Domenico Palace in Taormina, which is currently under a renovation programme.
Regarded as one of the most famous hotels in the world, San Domenico Palace welcomed notable guests including Oscar Wilde, Elizabeth Taylor, and DH Lawrence, among many others.
John Davison, president & CEO, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, said: "San Domenico Palace is an extraordinary property in one of Italy's most historic and charming destinations, and to extend our presence in the region with this iconic property is a privilege.”
"Following many years of successful partnership with Gruppo Statuto through our hotel in Milan, it is an honour that they have chosen Four Seasons to manage this beautiful hotel, and we look forward to collaborating together on this new project and welcoming guests to a new Four Seasons experience at the San Domenico Palace."
Giuseppe Statuto, owner of Gruppo Statuto, added: “We are very excited to announce the next chapter of the San Domenico Palace as a Four Seasons hotel. We trust that through our important investment in the refurbishment of all hotel areas, maintaining the atmosphere of the historical Convento and the beautiful Palazzo, will perfectly match Four Seasons legendary service, creating the most successful guest experience.
"Taormina is an incredible destination, and we look forward to showing guests both old and new all that the region has to offer in partnership with Four Seasons."