Source: Rosewood Hotel Group

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® has been appointed to manage Castiglion del Bosco, the bucolic Italian resort located in Montalcino, Tuscany. Founded by Massimo Ferragamo, the resort is set within one of the oldest and best-preserved estates in Italy and is located in the heart of Val d'Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The resort now bears the name Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco.

Castiglion del Bosco is an 800-year-old estate comprising the ruins of a castle, a medieval church, and the Borgo, a village that was once an important farming and social hub. The Borgo now forms the heart of the resort and 23 suites are housed within its buildings. The resort also offers 10 villas which have been created from restored farmhouses and feature antique furniture, artisanal pieces and modern comforts.

"Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco is a celebration of the beauty, landscape and rich gastronomic heritage of Tuscany," says Radha Arora, president of Rosewood. "It is also the perfect illustration of Rosewood's trademark A Sense of Place philosophy. Massimo and Chiara Ferragamo have created a world-class resort that is authentic, stylish and historic. We look forward to working with them to build on their success and to invite a new audience to discover Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco."

"Rosewood immediately recognised and respected that Castiglion del Bosco is deeply rooted in the Tuscan way of life," says Massimo Ferragamo, the founder of Castiglion del Bosco. "Castiglion del Bosco fits perfectly within their collection of one-of-a-kind properties and their clientele of affluential explorers will have the chance to embrace and discover this very special part of the world."

Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco also offers a cooking school, a carefully curated store, an organic kitchen garden, a spa, an infinity pool and fitness centre. Guests can choose to dine at two restaurants - the more rustic Osteria La Canonica or the understated Ristorante Campo del Drago which offers classic Tuscan and Italian cooking. Castiglion del Bosco is also a historic winery and is the fifth biggest producer of Brunello di Montalcino. The estate's breathtaking 18-hole golf course was designed by the legendary winner of the British Open, Tom Weiskopf. This prestigious course set within a UNESCO World Heritage Site offers an unparalleled playing experience in Italy's only private golf club.

This announcement comes as Rosewood has embarked upon an ambitious global expansion with a particular focus on Europe and Asia. Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco is the third Rosewood property in Europe and follows Rosewood London, which opened in October 2013 to great acclaim and Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel in Paris which will reopen following a complete restoration. Rosewood's most recent addition is Rosewood Beijing, which opened its doors in October 2014. The 283-room ultra-luxury hotel, located in the Chaoyang District opposite the iconic CCTV Tower, is the first China property for Rosewood.

About Rosewood Hotel Group

Rosewood Hotel Group, a privately owned company, is one of the world's leading global lifestyle and hospitality management groups. It encompasses four brands: ultra-luxury Rosewood Hotels & Resorts®; upper-upscale New World Hotels & Resorts; Asaya, an integrated well-being concept; and Carlyle & Co., a modern and progressive private members clubs. Its combined hotel portfolio consists of 48 hotels in 23 countries with 35 new properties currently under development. For more information, please visit rosewoodhotelgroup.comConnect with us: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WeChat @RosewoodHotels