Reuben Brothers Acquire Historic Property in Rome to Be Developed and Operated by Corinthia Hotels

/Reuben Brothers Acquire Historic Property in Rome to Be Developed and Operated by Corinthia Hotels

Reuben Brothers Acquire Historic Property in Rome to Be Developed and Operated by Corinthia Hotels

|2019-10-25T14:08:06-05:00October 24th, 2019|

Oct. 24, 2019 — The Reuben Brothers have acquired a historic property in the centre of Rome and entered into contractual arrangements with Corinthia Hotels, the five-star hotel portfolio, to develop, lease and operate it as an ultra-luxury hotel.

The property is the former seat of the Central Bank of Italy on Parliament Square. Plans are in hand for the conversion of the 7,500mproperty into a luxury destination, featuring, in addition to guest suites and bedrooms, restaurants and bars wrapping around a central garden as well as a spa and rooftop amenities.

Jamie Reuben, a principal at Reuben Brothers, said: “This acquisition and development is yet another milestone in establishing our global property footprint, and furthers our interests in Italy, which include the newly-opened Palazzo Experimental in Venice. Our objective here is to create the best luxury hotel in Rome”.

Simon Naudi, CEO of Corinthia, said: “We are very pleased to have entered into these arrangements as developers and operators, adding yet another flag to our portfolio in one of the most visited cities worldwide. We are also especially proud of having established the foundations for a new partnership with the Reuben Brothers.”

Design work is commencing with immediate effect and works are expected to start in 2020. The Corinthia in Rome is targeting a premium positioning in the city’s hotel market, on account of the property’s significance, location and investment committed by the parties.

The Rome acquisition is the latest addition to the Reuben’s existing pipeline of hotel investments and developments in the UK and Europe, including in Venice, Italy, Verbier, Switzerland, and in London Grosvenor Square Mayfair, The “In & Out Club” on Piccadilly, Great Marlborough Street in Soho and the Curtain Hotel and Members’ Club in Shoreditch .

The hotel follows Corinthia’s tradition of restoring 19th century grand hotels across Europe. The award-winning Corinthia London, Corinthia Budapest, formerly the Grand Hotel Royal, and Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg, Russia, are all 19th century landmark properties which have been acquired, redeveloped and relaunched by Corinthia Hotels. In Brussels, the former Grand Hotel Astoria is being transformed back to its original splendour. Corinthia is also transforming the former Grand Hotel du Boulevard in Bucharest and Corinthia Hotel & Residences Moscow is under development on Tverskaya, Moscow’s main avenue.


Reuben Brothers is a leader in private equity, real estate investment and development, and debt financing. Investments include data centres, race courses, shipping, aviation, public houses, hotels, technology and media. Reuben Brothers’ real estate holdings are significant in scale and broadly diversified, encompassing office, retail, hotel, residential and infrastructure properties across the world. Their philanthropic arm, the Reuben Foundation, was formed in 2002 and makes essential contributions to the advancement of healthcare and education worldwide.

Contact: Charles Stewart-Smith

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Corinthia is a growing family of uplifting, luxury hotels. Founded in Malta in 1962 by the Pisani family, the company has grown over the years into a multinational investor, developer and operator of hotels and real estate. Its portfolio includes award-winning hotels in cities such as London, Budapest, Lisbon and St. Petersburg. Current developments underway in various stages of design and construction include landmark, trophy hotels in Moscow, Brussels, Bucharest and Dubai. The company is organized as IHI plc, an investment vehicle trading on the Malta Stock Exchange, owning key subsidiaries Corinthia Hotels, Corinthia Developments and QP Project Managers. More information at and

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