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July 2, 2012

Timbers Resorts Expands to Europe with Hotel Castello di Casole

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Tuscany, Italy – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine

Today marks the opening of Hotel Castello di Casole, the highly anticipated European property of Timbers Resorts. A former 10th-century castle turned 41-suite boutique hotel, Hotel Castello di Casole is located at the pinnacle of the company’s 4,200-acre private estate ideally located in Tuscany, Italy, within an hour of Florence, Siena and the Chianti and Montalcino wine regions. Hotel Castello di Casole offers guests rustic Tuscan elegance in a spectacular setting that features over 100-acres of vineyards and olive groves, a model game reserve, a state-of-the-art wellness center and some of the region’s finest cuisine.

“The opening of Hotel Castello di Casole is a very proud moment for the entire Timbers Resorts and Castello di Casole teams,” said David Burden CEO & founder of Timbers Resorts. “Being a part of this extraordinary castle’s restoration has been a highlight of my career. The estate and hotel epitomize the best of the Timbers Resorts brand and hospitality and will be a gem in our portfolio for many years to come.”

Once a castle home to Italian nobility, Hotel Castello di Casole has 41 suites that feature five unique styles, which blend grand Italian design with custom-made Tuscan furnishings, complementing the region’s landscape and history. With breathtaking panoramic views, 14 of the hotel’s suites also offer large private gardens and terraces with floor to ceiling windows overlooking acres of vineyards and lemon and olive trees.

“Our aspiration to open a premier hotel in one of the world’s most sought after destinations is realized today,” said Bart Spoorenberg, general manager of Castello di Casole. “True to the Timbers Resorts brand, guests of our hotel will experience the fine art of hospitality with unparalleled amenities and personalized service. Whether enjoying the sweeping views of the Tuscan countryside from the pool or learning to cook Italian cuisine, the memories created at Hotel Castello di Casole will be unforgettable.”

Castello di Casole boasts a three-bedroom 3,350-square-foot Bargagli Penthouse with spacious private terrace, a 5,400-square-foot Essere Spa, in what was originally the estate’s wine cellar and a restored eighteenth-century chapel perfect for both wedding ceremonies and private social gatherings. The magnificent property is also home to 28 artfully restored and reconstructed luxury Casali farmhouses and ten Hotel Villas available for both the private residence club and whole ownership purchase. Through bilingual concierges, guests can enjoy private wine tours, truffle hunting, customized on-site cooking classes and mountain biking along the many tree-lined roads in the Tuscan countryside.

From now through August 31, 2012, guests looking to stay at a hotel in Tuscany can reserve “Book 4, Stay Free” which includes a complimentary fourth night. Opening rates start at €630 a night. For more information or to book this rate, call (800) 785-7429 in the US, 39-0577-961507, or visit

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