Perched on the gentle hills overlooking the Adriatic Sea looking towards Pesaro, Villa Cattani Stuart is a breathtaking historic house that dates back to the second half of the 17th century. The Villa, graced with stunning Italian gardens, was designed and completed between 1630 and 1680 by Giacomo, Giuliano, and Carlo Giuseppe Cattani, merchants from Lake Como. This mansion was designed to luster the family name. It peaked between 1717 and 1726 when the Papal Legate Alemanno Salviati chose it as his summer residence and site of diplomatic meetings with political and religious officials from other provinces of Italy and abroad. Later, in 1726, the Villa was home for a long time to James III Stuart, King of England, exiled by William of Orange. Its interior boasts frescoes on the ceilings by Nicolò Berrettoni, Cantarini, and Maratti (or Maratta) pupil. Presently, preserving the building's architectural nobility and the precious harmony of the sumptuous Italian gardens surrounding it is the Tomassini-Guidi family, which has always been committed to the culture of hospitality and has transformed the property into the perfect luxury location for an exclusive and unforgettable stay. Hotel Villa Cattani Stuart, in fact, offers its guests a one-of-a-kind experience and a premium service where nothing is left to chance. The Villa, one of the few facilities on the Adriatic Riviera equipped with a heliport, offers a panoramic terrace and seasonal swimming pool comprehensive of a whirlpool corner, completely immersed in the verdant Italian garden and olive trees. Guests can choose from a wide range of rooms furnished in style, soundproofed, fitted with a mini bar, Tv-sat, free 30 Mb fiber internet access everywhere, laptop safe, and hairdryer. Not to be missed, and with great attention to detail, is breakfast, which at Villa Cattani Stuart, thanks to chef Matteo Volpini and the dining room staff, is a sublime experience capable of lifting the spirits throughout the day. For the occasion, the facility offers all kinds of sweet and savory treats prepared using the best products available: stone-ground whole-wheat flours, natural local fruit, hand-picked eggs, and homemade cakes and cookies. All of this is complemented by a relaxing classical music background that makes the experience unique and exclusive. The Villa is particularly suitable for bike lovers, immersed in a nine-hectare secular natural park overlooking the sea. Among the services provided to guests are cycling guides for excursions, cycling routes specially designed by the property's bike manager, secure bike storage with separate padlocks and video surveillance, a secure locker room, option to purchase specific products, a kitchen available in the lounge room area, cool-down area with treadmill and massage area, fully equipped workshop for repairs or routine maintenance, "sports" menus, guided tours for food and wine tastings to experience the area and its specialties, special agreement for e-bike rental with a guide and medical and physiotherapy support.
In order to ensure the high standards required, the selection criteria adopted by the Certification Commission are very strict and also include:
- More than 165.751 Club Members' suggestions and recommendations
- Scores obtained during anonymous Quality Control inspections
- Renovations quality
- Presence of elements of historical, artistic and cultural relevance
- Rooms' intimacy and exclusivity
- Notoriety, reviews, references from certified partners
- Advertisement and information pack (website, brochures, catalogues, etc...)
- Reception service and customization level
On 20 February 2024 Villa Cattani Stuart has obtained the approval of the Certification Commission and confirmed the award of the prestigious Residenze d'Epoca Golden Crown. Villa Cattani Stuart has successfully passed all 50 periodic Quality Controls required by the Certification Protocol for the Golden Crown classification level.
50 QUALITY CONTROLS PASSED
FREQUENTLY CONTROL: MONTHLY
Ref. Certification Protocol: 20 February 2024