For several years, ReardonSmith led the team working to convert Monastero Santa Rosa, a 15th Century monastery perched high on a cliff top above the Amalfi Coast in Southern Italy, into one of the world’s most discreetly luxurious resort hotels and spa. Our approach to the project was born out of the original brief that called for a seamless coming together of Santa Rosa’s powerful monastic inheritance with the finest of classical and contemporary features and facilities.
The planning process was complex. Monastero Santa Rosa is a National Historic Monument on a UNESCO protected site, and we had to work intensively with numerous Italian organisations to make an incontrovertible case for the development. Consent to convert the property into a 25 guestroom hotel was duly gained and we subsequently handed over to a local practice to complete the building works.