In the movie “The Lady of the Lake” by Franco Rossellini and Luigi Bazzoni, there are love and scandals, disappearances, and mysterious appearances. In “Grand Budapest Hotel” by the visionary Wes Anderson, we can see the same guests from the decadent European aristocracy through flashbacks. “Lost in translation” is the story of an encounter in empty and silent rooms at night. We are talking about hotels, places of passage, business relationships, or what writers call “inspiration” with frescoed halls and panoramic views from their golden rooms.
One of the most dreamlike hotels in Italy is the Royal Hotel Sanremo, the exclusive luxury five-star hotel of the Città dei Fiori. The Royal Hotel is definitely the crown jewel in the colorful city of Sanremo. It is surrounded by the palms of the subtropical park of 16,000 square meters and it overlooks the Mediterranean Sea in a unique position, close to the sandy beaches and the city center with the renowned Casino and luxurious boutiques.
The hotel was inaugurated in 1872 to become home to the European Belle Epoque and high aristocracy. It is still today a destination of excellence on the Riviera dei Fiori. Frescoed halls evoke scenes of light conversations among ladies surrounded by a magical atmosphere. The big marble columns and portraits of men with pocket watch create a reading environment during breakfast that offers sweet and savory versions with delicious omelets freshly cooked by the chef.
As we all know, Italy is famous for the food quality. The Royal Hotel has a big dining room where it serves the local excellences. Its name is “Fiori di Murano” for the precious chandeliers made of glass flowers. The view is over the park and the sea, every window is framed by white curtains that let the light pass and by golden draped valances.
During summer nights, The Royal Hotel offers “Il Giardino” for romantic candlelight dinners on the terrace and “Il Corallina” with a pool bar by the swimming pool for informal lunches from June to October.
The Royal Hotel is a member of the prestigious organization of luxury accommodation “The Leading Hotels of the World”. It has 127 rooms, including 14 exclusive suites, such as the Sissi Suite, where the Empress of Austria resided, with a large terrace with a hot tub from which you can enjoy a wonderful view, sunbeds, and a gazebo to sunbathe in total privacy. It has a marble bathroom with the courtesy set signed Royal and a royal-style living room where you can drink champagne and eat fresh fruit.
For days by the swimming pool, Giò Ponti thought about a huge scenographic bath with a jagged shape that might recall the sea. Signed by the great architect, the swimming pool contains seawater at 27°C.
The Royal Wellness proposes exclusive treatments; there are a large hot tub, experience showers, a steam bath, and a relax area with a tea corner. The fitness room is for those who want to keep in shape even on holiday. Tennis matches, minigolf, and a small shop will make you feel at home and will delight your days.
The Royal Hotel Sanremo has maintained the charm of the most elite building of the Riviera dei Fiori for years. It’s no coincidence that the Rotary Club Sanremo was born in this place in 1931 thanks to Mario Bertolini. It is the ideal destination for those who look for the ancient meaning of elegance and accommodation and love comfort combined with refinement.
Travel with Manintown curated by Francesca Riggio
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