It is recent news the one that runs in Santa Margherita Ligure’s and Portofino’s streets: the famous Splendido Hotel of Portofino has been sold by the Belmond group to the french group LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy), which refers to the French businessman Bernard Arnault. During the summer the well informed already knew about the negotiations, and a decision was expected before the start of the new year. The timing of the announcement is as expected and the news has broken just a couple of days ago. The entire management team of the Splendido Hotel has welcome with enthusiasm and trust the new group and now looks at the future with a new and strong energy. Portofino, which is one of the most exclusives and beautiful villages in world, set between the mountains and the sea, has become a positive example, capable of attracting new capitals and to give new energy not only to the nearby villages, but the entire region.