The epitome of excellence and timeless elegance, Riva is back to set the Costa Smeralda summer on fire with the exclusive new Riva Lounge located in the unique atmosphere of the Waterfront in Porto Cervo.
After openings in internationally renowned yachting destinations, Riva Lounge now comes to Sardinia too, in keeping with the guiding philosophy of “Riva inside, inside Riva”, which extends the brand’s values beyond the yachting sector. The formula is the same as the one behind the other destinations’ success: to bring the design, attention to detail and heritage of the Riva brand to famous hotels, restaurants and clubs that are close to a landing point for yachts. The initiative is promoted by Smeralda Holding.
In the Riva Lounge officially opened on June 26 in partnership with Waterfront Costa Smeralda, the timeless Riva legend is married to the location’s design by architect Gio Pagani. All the furnishings in the Lounge, such as the Aquarama chairs and tables, have the same features typically found on the boats, giving owners a taste of the Riva legend and firsthand experience of the materials and woods used for almost 180 years to build the world’s most famous boats, chosen and loved by stars and celebrities. The 1950s Dolce Vita style and unique detailing – like the chrome, steel and lacquered mahogany or the aquamarine cushions – conjure up at first glance the iconic yachts of an unforgettable golden age.
Visitors can bask in a relaxing but sophisticated atmosphere just steps from the yachts moored in Porto Cervo Marina, one of the most glamorous in the Mediterranean. Top chefs and bartenders provide guests with an even more exclusive experience. In this unique location, the world’s most talented mixologists show off their skills and create spectacular masterpieces of the art of the cocktail, inspired by local excellence and the history of Riva and coordinated by Edoardo Arcesi. After following his passion for mixing drinks by working in top bars in London and Rome, the cosmopolitan bar manager comes to Costa Smeralda, where he combines outstanding creative flair with impeccable service. Riva Lounge offers an original and sophisticated drinking experience, with a choice of creative cocktails, a broad range of famous labels, and niche selections from Petit Vigneron. A tailor-made sensory experience enhanced by the sophisticated, genuine flavours of cuisine created by the finest chefs on the Costa Smeralda.
Summer 2021 at the Waterfront sees the return, against the backdrop of prestigious international luxury brands and coveted yachts moored in the magnificent setting of the Porto Vecchio, of the Ferretti Group VIP Lounge, a refined space in which to relax, and the Riva temporary boutique (www.rivaboutique.it), offering an elite shopping experience characterised by glamour and style.
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Article edit by Stefania Abbruzzo