Baglioni Hotels was founded in 1974, when Commander Roberto Polito and his wife Lisa established the Baglioni Resort Cala del Porto in Punta Ala, Tuscany to develop a unique concept of Italian excellence and hospitality, intended as a life experience. Commander Polito was sent to the Tuscan coast in the ‘70s to develop the project of a large resort on behalf of a Swiss company. It was love at first sight for that still unknown part of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Together with Carlo Ponti, film producer and husband of Sophia Loren, they decided to purchase the Pineta di Roccamare area near Castiglioncello.
The Baglioni collection now includes seven exclusive hotels, located in the heart of the main European art cities, and two resorts. Four hotels are in Italy: Milan, Venice, Florence and Rome. Two in France, in Aix-en- Provence and Saint Paul de Vence, and one is in Great Britain, in the heart of London. The collection is completed by the historic Baglioni Resort Cala del Porto in Punta Ala and the latest resort, the Baglioni Resort Maldives, composed of 96 villas that will stand on the island of Maagau.