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  • Nat Frogley


Updated: Mar 26

Studio Marincola’s paean to circular architecture will see former Hotel Splendid Venezia transformed into a paragon of contemporary Alpine design ahead of Milano-Cortina 2026 Winter Olympics 

Burgeoning luxury boutique hotel brand, The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts, has announced the signing of The First Hotel Cortina. Opening Q4 2025, the elegant five-star boutique hotel will bring exceptional dining experiences, world-class wellness from REVĪVŌ, and a modern Italian interpretation of circular architecture by Studio Marincola to Cortina d’Ampezzo, as the fashionable Dolomites destination prepares to host the Milano-Cortina 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.  

Featuring 63 rooms and suites, all with spacious balconies overlooking the surrounding UNESCO-protected Dolomites National Park, The First Hotel Cortina is located on Corso Italia in the heart of Cortina d’Ampezzo – just five minutes’ shuttle bus from the ski lifts. In the masterly hands of Studio Marincola, the historic former home of the Hotel Splendid Venezia will undergo a contemporary renaissance according to the core principles of circular architecture: re-use, conservation and wellbeing. Taking centre stage, a continuous ribbon of glass panels, complemented by the prominent presence of wood throughout the structure, invites connection and communion with the enveloping landscape.

The hotel will boast a luxurious ground floor restaurant, while on the top floor, it will conjure up the same culinary sophistication and breathtaking views. Other hotel facilities will include a lounge bar and terrace; a REVĪVŌ spa and wellness centre including indoor spa pool, sauna and hammam; a Zerobody Dry Float bed by Starpool; a Sky Room and MTB electric bike room; high-definition Sonos sound systems; and high security indoor and outdoor parking complete with high-speed electric charging points. The First Hotel Cortina will also offer The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts’ brand experiences including its signature Curated Journeys.  

Famed not only for the exceptional natural beauty of its mountains and valleys, but also as the epicentre of the region’s cultural and historical identity, Cortina d’Ampezzo is one of Italy’s most fashionable destinations. The surrounding Dolomites are an ideal setting for outdoor pursuits, from skiing, snowboarding and curling in the winter to summers spent trekking, climbing and mountain biking. The Milano-Cortina 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games will take place from 6 - 22 February 2026.

With the addition of The First Hotel Cortina, The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts now has a total of 10 owned or managed hotels and resorts in operation across Asia and Europe, with a further two in the pipeline. 

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About The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts

Step into one of The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts' properties and experience luxury and immersive locales like no other. Every hotel is a sophisticated, private haven in which to relax, play or find adventure. Following an ethos that it's not just where guests want to go, but how they want to feel, The Pavilions is known for offering its signature Curated Journeys travel service to its guests. These innovative travel itineraries – curated by local insiders, unique to each property and designed to encompass an emotive experience, from romance to adventure to feeling good – put the bespoke into a luxury holiday. Whether the foodie-themed "Like a Chef" journey in Rome, a romantic "Just the Two of Us" adventure in Thailand, or the "Like a Boss" Madrid itinerary that turns business travel on its head, each Curated Journey connects guests with a range of experts in each of its destinations whose passion and talents open the door to unique experiences.

Headquartered in Hong Kong, The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts is one of the fastest-growing boutique hotel groups in the region. With their boutique size and thoughtful design philosophy, The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts offer secluded spaces with attentive service, even in the busiest of cities. The hotels are distinctly individual and unique, yet all are underpinned by the core values of building meaningful connections in unrivalled locations, a mindful respect for privacy and service beyond expectations.

The group owns, manages and offers franchise of its brand across the globe. The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts' portfolio currently comprises:


The Pavilions Anambas


The First Hotel Cortina by The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts  

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For further press information and images, please contact: Dara Soeharto (, Leanne Barton (, Nat Frogley ( or Flora Gandolfo ( at Frog & Wolf PR. 

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