Grand Universe Lucca to launch residences this summer

Grand Universe Lucca residences

Italy: Luxury hotel Grand Universe Lucca, located in Tuscany, is set to extend its inventory with the launch of 10 suites and residences on 1 June 2023.

The Grand Universe La Residenza is housed in the three-storey “Palazzo Mansi on Carrara Street” – a property which once belong to the Mansi family of silk merchants in the sixteenth century.

Accommodation types include junior suites, one and two-bedroom suites, as well as one and two-bedroom residences. The residences come with kitchens and almost all rooms feature living areas. Amenities include a Nespresso machine, flat screen TV, bluetooth speaker, and Molton Brown bath products.

Guests of Grand Universe La Residenza will receive exclusive access to The Majordomo – the butler of La Residenza – as well as two board rooms for meetings and events. 

Grand Universe La Residenza is jointly owned by the Marcucci Group and Shaner Italia, and operated by Shaner Ciocco. Both are divisions of Shaner Corporation, a developer, owner and operator with 67 properties open in four countries.

Georges Midleje, regional MD for Shaner Properties in Italy, said: “If the walls of Lucca could talk, they would have a million stories to tell. The city has been home to highly acclaimed poets, composers, and artists over the centuries, and we love that Grand Universe La Residenza weaves part of Lucca’s rich silk history into the present day. The kitchens, living areas and spacious rooms make it the ideal home base for families or groups of friends to explore the enchanting city of Lucca. We look forward to sharing this gem with everyone.”

Plato Ghinos, president of Shaner Group, said: “While Shaner Group manages a diverse portfolio of more than 67 hotels worldwide, this being our third in Italy, Grand Universe La Residenza is a special enterprise to us. his project signifies Shaner Group’s natural expansion into the luxury hospitality space, and we’re eager to see where else we can expand and grow our collection.”

In addition to Grand Universe Lucca, the Shaner Corporation also operates the Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa in Barga, located in the Serchio Valley.

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