This time, the bougainvillea covered arches of Grand Hotel Poltu Quatu, located on the enchanting northern Coast (Costa Smeralda), are ushering in the Italian and international jetset and its windows are full of curated looks you simply can’t find anywhere else in the world.
As usual, the Dressing Screen and its fashion forward team have put together a rich wardrobe one can only find right here in Italy and that of course, is based on handmade traditions and artisan craft.
On opening day, TDS popped the prosecco before a fashion-curious crowd, as the boutique unveiled summer looks from a rare roster of brands.
Among them, treasured insider names like jewellery makers Atelier Molayem, Gold For Ever and Fish Market Bling; accessories brands like Anperfect_Hat, Gatti Milano, Iacobella and Ama Soul; ready to wear labels like Laura Strambi, LQV Design, Pina G, Nasco Unico, I_AM by Marta Forghieri, Nina Leuca, and finally, lifestyle brands like Stella Fatucchi porcelain.
“Harmony and particularity of the windows inserted in the architecture of the hotel represent a further element of attraction and entertainment, with the possibility of discovering the sort of unique pieces that our guests are likely to appreciate,” says Laura Melis, the hotel’s event and marketing manager, speaking alongside colorful turbans and head pieces made in Italian prisons by Ama Soul, hand painted plates by Stella Fatucchi and Nina Leuca summer caftans and cover ups woven by Apuglian artisans.
In a small corner of this exotic Italian island paradise, creating the perfect atmosphere wasn’t hard for the hotel’s founders, a couple who claimed the site in the 1970s. Overlooking a natural fjord and protected reserve, the five-star hotel’s colors and styling recall the Mediterranean fishing village with furnishings that are handcrafted in and around Sardinia.
Fine dining also reflects the region’s rich culinary traditions based on whole grains, seafood, citrus, rare cheeses and other farm to table elements.
Designed by famed Belgian-French architect Jean Claude Lesuisse, who over the years has garnered widespread recognition for his modern interpretation of Mediterranean living.
The hotel’s domed ceilings and rounded construction celebrates the ancient “Nuragic” culture indegenous to the island and the 1800 BC tower-fortress structures its people left behind, which still dot the landscape to this day.
It’s no wonder that Poltu Quatu has become increasingly glamorous since its inception. Fashion, cinema, entertainment are an integral part of the destination, not only among regular holiday guests, but also through the special ad hoc events, like the latest collaboration with TDS, Melis adds.
“The value that The Dressing Screen and Poltu Quatu have in common is certainly the exaltation of Made in Italy, the focal point of the culture of both brands. The possibility of offering an additional experience to our guests is an integral part of our philosophy, resulting in the perfect joint project. TDS is the sort of platform that gives its shoppers the freedom to choose and personalize an exclusive and personalized shopping experience to be enjoyed in absolute relaxation during their holiday.”