Borgo EgnaziaPuglia, Italy
- + Named to Travel & Leisure "It List" and Conde Nast Traveler "Hot List" (U.S. and U.K.)
- + Two beaches, four swimming pools, VAIR Spa and a golf course
- + A member of Leading Hotels of the World, and recipient of their first Remarkably Uncommon Award
- + 192 rooms and suites, including six standalone luxury villas
For the inaugural European summit, Engage! is heading to Puglia. This lesser-known region sits on Italy’s southeastern coast, notable for its miles of beaches and mild Mediterranean climate. A favorite of Italy aficionados looking to get off the beaten path, this region holds its own unique treasures. The city of Alberobello is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its collection of conical trulli houses only found in this region of Italy. The Basilica de Santa Croce is a masterwork of stone carvings and reliefs, while hilltop Locorotondo is consistently named one of Italy’s most beautiful towns. We invite you to extend your stay for pre- or post-exploration.
Our Host Resort
The luxurious Borgo Egnazia opened in 2011 to instant acclaim, and grabbed the attention of worldwide press when Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel chose it for their 2012 destination wedding. Designed to recall a medieval castle and village (borgo), the resort spans 192 rooms and suites, including six luxury villas ideal for family groups and privacy-seeking VIPs. Modern white-on-white interiors and copious candelight create romantic ambiance ideal for weddings and special events, while onsite amenities, including four swimming pools, two beaches and a stunning spa, offer plenty of ways to mingle for Engage! attendees.
Europe’s favored locale for destination weddings, Italy is the perfect place to host the inaugural Engage! Europe. Set in the rural southeast (aka “the heel of the boot”), Puglia is known for its medieval-era towns, extra virgin olive oil, unique architecture epitomized in conical trulli houses and Baroque center of Lecce, and the Primativo reds of the Salento wine region. But its biggest claim to fame is its stunning Adriatic coastline, ideally enjoyed at the coastal Borgo Egnazia. The hotel is easily reached via a 30-45 minute drive from either Bari or Brindisi airport.
The host resort for the spring Engage!16 Europe is Borgo Egnazia in Puglia, Italy. Special rates are offered for our attendees beginning from €290 per night plus taxes, depending on room or villa category. Detailed rates and special booking instructions will be provided upon confirmed registration.
We have partnered with Harlan and Kara of The Travel Siblings, who are happy to assist with all of Engage! attendee travel booking arrangements, including room, air and ground transportation, for a nominal fee. They are a wonderful resource to ensure a smooth travel experience to and from the event. Contact information will be shared upon receipt of registration.
The closest airports to Borgo Egnazia are either Bari & Brindisi airports, located equidistant from the resort by a 30-45 minute drive. Both airports are serviced via British Airways, Alitalia and low cost carriers EasyJet & RyanAir. Attendees are responsible for their transportation to and from Borgo Egnazia but the resort offers special rates and will coordinate airport meet & greet and transfers for all guests.
For those wishing to spend a few extra days experiencing Borgo Egnazia and the magic of Puglia — we encourage you to do so! The special room and villa rates will be extended at the resort for a limited time.