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Hilton’s Grand Hotel Gardone Lake Garda To Open in 2026

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Hilton has announced the signing of an LXR Hotels & Resorts property in Italy, marking the brand’s debut in the country.

Let’s take a look at this hotel coming to Italy in a few years!

LXR Hotels & Resorts Makes Its Italian Debut

Grand Hotel Gardone Lake Garda, LXR Hotels & Resorts will offer 160 guest rooms, 2 restaurants, 2 bars, a spa with indoor and outdoor pools, and nearly 9,000 square feet of meeting space.

Verona Airport (VRN) and Milan Bergamo Airport (BGY) will be an hour’s drive from the hotel, while Milan’s Malpensa Airport (MXP) is about a 2-hour drive from the Lake Garda region.

The hotel is expected to open for guests in 2026, though no exact opening date has been announced.

Lake Garda, Italy. Image Credit: Mikhail Nilov on Pexels

“With breathtaking natural surroundings, a temperate climate, rich history, and a thriving local food scene, Grand Hotel Gardone Lake Garda is set to be an incredible new offering when it welcomes guests in 2026, and we’re proud to partner with Apex Alliance to bring this exciting luxury brand to Italy,” said Patrick Fitzgibbon, Senior Vice President, Development, Europe, Middle East & Africa at Hilton.

If you’re unfamiliar with the LXR brand, it is an independent collection of luxury hotels that celebrates, as Hilton says, the “timeless pursuit of personal adventure.”

Bottom Line:

LXR is one of Hilton’s newest luxury brands, established in 2018. You’ll find LXR hotels in the world’s most sought-after destinations, such as Dubai, Kyoto, and London. Future destinations include Abu Dhabi, Bali, and Riyadh.

Booking Hilton Properties in Italy

Unfortunately, Grand Hotel Gardone Lake Garda doesn’t open for guests until 2026. But Hilton has a robust presence in Italy, with over 40 hotels open or in the pipeline, including recent openings such as Hilton Rome EUR La Lama and Ambasciatori Hotel Venice Mestre, Tapestry Collection by Hilton.

You’ll find plenty of options for redeeming Hilton Honors points in Italy, spanning from the affordable such as DoubleTree by Hilton Olbia – Sardinia (starting at 19,000 points per night) to the high-end Aleph Rome Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton (starting at 85,000 points per night.)

Like most hotel brands, Hilton Honors no longer uses an award chart. Instead, the program uses variable award pricing. That means your award nights can be cheaper (or more costly) depending on when you travel.

Still, it’s quite easy to earn Hilton Honors points. Hilton has a handful of co-branded credit cards that offer generous welcome bonuses and even elite status — some offering the highest tier of status within the program. Members can also transfer points from American Express, take a Lyft, or dine with Hilton Honors Dining to earn more points for travel.

Final Thoughts

Hilton is debuting its high-end LXR Hotels & Resorts brand in Italy, and given the country’s reputation for luxury, this hotel should certainly fit in when it opens. In the meantime, make sure to check out Hilton’s other properties throughout Italy!

About Victoria M. Walker

Victoria holds a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from the Howard University School of Communications and is an award-winning journalist, travel reporter, and the founder of the “Travel With Vikkie” newsletter.


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