It looks like there will be a Ferragamo fashion resort in Sanur soon. Ferragamo’s hotel people are just completing negotiations on a four hectare plot of beachfront land on Mertasari Beach. We’ve got Bulgari in Bali already, Ferragamo soon, so I expect Versace won’t be far behind.
Salvatore Ferragamo was a shoemaker whose name became a global luxury brand – – a brand which is now one of the few fashion houses in Italy that is still family-owned and not part of a big luxury conglomerate. His son Leonardo (above), an astute businessman, founded the family’s hotel business Lungarno Hotels. Now Lungarno is about to close the Sanur deal. I happen to know which plot of property Leonardo’s snapping up (see aerial image below). Also see a bad snapshot of the site (above).
So it seems the old adage is correct. The shoemaker’s son will go barefoot. In this case, barefoot on the sands of Sanur. Leonardo is a keen yachtsman, by the way. Will we be seeing his speedy sailing yacht anchored off Mertasari beach someday soon? Stay tuned for more.