Centro (I); Lazio; Roma
Location of affected unit(s)
Hotel / Restaurants
Accommodation And Food Service Activities
55.10 - Hotels and similar accommodation

132 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
2 February 2016
Employment effect (start)
25 March 2016
Foreseen end date
25 March 2016


Delaville, a subsidiary of the hotel chain InterContinental, is to close the luxury Hotel de la Ville in Rome, dismissing its 132 employees. The dismissals will affect as well about 70 workers in supplier companies.

The management explained the structure needs restructuring works that can no longer be postponed. An agreement for the continuation of the rental contract with the proprietor agency (Reale Mutua Assicurazioni) has not been reached. As a result, the hotel is to cease activities by the end of March and the proprietor will then implement the necessary works.

Workers have issued demonstrations deeming the decision unacceptable as the structure is generating relevant profits. Unions are trying to ensure job continuity for the redundant workers, also in the light of the likely reopening of the hotel after the restructuring. Yet, neither InterContinental nor Reale Mutua Assicurazioni stated their commitment to do so, and the latter has refused to take part in meetings with unions and local authorities.



Eurofound (2016), Delaville, Closure in Italy, factsheet number 91225, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/91225.