Smeralda Holding is wholly owned by Qatar Investment Authority, the sovereign wealth fund of the state of Qatar. Ranked among the world’s largest funds, the QIA invests more than USD 250 billion in a range of asset classes.
Smeralda Holding owns and operates the key assets of the world famous resort destination Costa Smeralda. The Company’s portfolio includes the iconic Hotels Romazzino, Pitrizza, Cervo and Cala di Volpe, a wide collection of stand-alone Bars, Restaurants and retail, the Marina di Porto Cervo, the Porto Cervo Shipyard, the world renowned Pevero Golf Club as well as a large portfolio of land and real estate assets.
Costa Smeralda was discovered in 1962 by Prince Karim Aga Khan, who gave it the name ‘Emerald Coast’. Smeralda Holding has embraced the Aga Khan’s vision and, in the pursuit of ever more challenging goals, works together with the local community and in full harmony with the natural environment. The Company is guided by the new management appointed in 2016 to chart new directions and to give fresh impetus to the luxury resort concept.