Epoque Hotels goes to Italy. The American company continues to excel in establishing the most coveted collection of acclaimed luxury boutique hotels in the world, and is getting ready to introduce itself to the Italian public in Milan. On June 7th, 2007, Epoque Hotels begins the European campaign in the first city of Lombardy at the Hotel Enterprise, offering a conference dedicated to tourist professionals, followed by a cocktail reception open to the public. Attending the conference also the K-West Hotel & Spa - London, Hotel Tourville - Paris, Mirò Hotel - Bilbao, Hotel Gran Central - Barcelona and the 3.14 Hotel - Cannes, some of the finest properties of the collection.
Owing to its considerable growth and success in 2006, this innovative company closed the year with a high number of new top quality members of in the major worldwide destinations. At the beginning of 2006 Epoque Hotels counted 240 partners, now it has almost 300 members among the most trendy and luxury-classic boutique hotels in the world. Epoque Hotels was founded in 2002 by David Maranzana and Juan Palmada and it has expanded and renewed thanks to the vast expertise of the two partners on international sales and marketing and hotel management. An important step in the profile of this company is the creation in 2004 of a new line dedicated exclusively to the more modern and design boutique hotels of the collection, Avantgarde Hotels.
Each hotel of both the Epoque and Avantgarde lines is carefully selected for its own character, charm, quality and central location expressing the originality and the atmosphere of the city where it is situated. For these reasons, Epoque Hotels comprises of properties that were recently included in the Condé Nast Traveler 100 Best Hotels like Duomo Hotel of Rimini, Inn at the Roman Forum of Rome, Heritage Av Libertade of Lisbon and the Dream Bangkok, which are only a few stars of Epoque’s firmament.
"We wish to introduce ourselves to the Italian tourism professionals,” says Juan Palmada, vice-president of Epoque Hotels. “We are an American company but our President is Italian, so it seemed natural to begin our promotional campaign in Milan”. This event is a unique opportunity to gather, the hotel professionals, travel agencies and the press in a relaxing and comfortable environment. The traditional and fashionable appointment of Thursday at the Hotel Enterprise becomes a special moment to socialize, sit back and to establish new professional connections.