The Family Coppola Resorts

Francis Ford Coppola, renowned for great films and fine wines, wants somehow to 'come home' whilst traveling. His words; "Whether it's creating a luxury lodge or directing a film, it's all about storytelling".

  • Blancaneaux Lodge - Belize
    Blancaneaux Lodge - Belize

  • Blancaneaux Lodge - Belize
    Blancaneaux Lodge - Belize

  • Turtle Inn - Belize
    Turtle Inn - Belize

  • Turtle Inn - Belize
    Turtle Inn - Belize

  • La Lancha - Guatemala
    La Lancha - Guatemala

  • La Lancha - Guatemala
    La Lancha - Guatemala

  • Jardin Escondido - Buenos Aires - Argentina
    Jardin Escondido - Buenos Aires - Argentina

  • Jardin Escondido - Buenos Aires - Argentina
    Jardin Escondido - Buenos Aires - Argentina

  • Palazzo Margherita - Italy
    Palazzo Margherita - Italy

  • Palazzo Margherita - Italy
    Palazzo Margherita - Italy

It has never been the intention of Francis Ford Coppola to become a hotelier. The only thing he loved, is travel with his family.

During filming in the Philippines for Apocalypse Now, his film from 1979 starring Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper and Marlon Brando, he fell in love with the tropics and rainforest. In the tropical Belize, a bit closer to home, he bought a dilapidated lodge in a mountainous rainforest. He brought 4W-drive cars, good beds and other more luxurious items, think of the country's first espresso machine. Everything for his own comfort, but later he realized; "I was actually creating a hotel". Here, in 1993, Francis opened Blancaneaux Lodge!

In 2000 the Coppola family travelled for the first time to the coast of Belize at Turtle Inn. This was love at first sight! Unfortunately, a year after the resort was almost completely wiped out by Hurricane Iris. They decided, bearing in mind the wonderful memories of their stay, to turn this disaster into a triumph and they started a two-year reconstruction of the resort. The rest is history and now Turtle Inn shines almost consistently in the top of the best accommodations in Central and South America.

More beautiful projects followed ... Nowadays Francis Ford Coppola has beautiful hotels in various locations. Besides the above mentioned resorts in Belize, he owns La Lancha in Guatemala, Jardin Escodido in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Palazzo Margherita in Italy.

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