Hotel Description: The Grand Hotel et des Palmes was founded in 1874. Built in 1856, it was originally the home of the aristocratic Ingham-Withaker family and was linked by an underground passage to a nearby Anglican chapel. After the death of her first husband, Lady Ingham married Giacomo Medici, the Prefect of Palermo and a hero of the Risorgimento. The building was sold to Enrico Ragusa, a local entrepreneur who transformed it into a hotel. In 1907, Ernesto Basile, one of Italy’s foremost Art Nouveau architects, made alterations to the Foyer, one of Europe’s most attractive, and to the "Fireplace Saloon", where the ceiling, inlaid by English craftsmen, is similar to that of Palazzo Montecitorio, the Italian House of Deputies in Rome, also designed by Basile. The hotel has seen several important moments in the history of Sicily. In 1882, the future Prime Minister Francesco Crispi gave political lectures here, while the formidable twelve-course dinner served to another future premier. Vittorio Emanuele Orlando, is still remembered. Richard Wagner and his wife Cosima Liszt were guests from 5 November 1881, and the armchair where the great composer sat while he wrote his opera "Parsifal" is still conserved in the hotel. The Uruguayan essayist and philosopher Jose Enrique Rodo wrote his last pages during his stay here in 1917. The hotel, situated at the heart of the ancient centre of the city, has welcomed many famous and powerful political figures, and momentous decisions influencing the destiny of Sicily have been taken here. In 1943 it was the headquarters of the Allied Forces in Italy, and General Charles Poletti made his official residence here
In addition to local and international specialities, the La Palmetta restaurant at the hotel serves a delicious variety of mediterranean dishes. The Hall of Mirrors' can hold banquets for up to 300 guests. In addition to local and international specialities, the La Palmetta restaurant at the hotel serves a delicious variety of mediterranean dishes. The Hall of Mirrors' can hold banquets for up to 300 guests. The Hotel is furnished with American Bar, solarium and private parking.
Hotel Description: The Grand Hotel Villa Igiea is considered one between the more beautiful ten hotels in the world. Surrounded by its splendid grounds perfumed with jasmines, it lies nearby a tourist harbour. The large and rich garden, where the species have botany particularities and the position on the sea confer to the hotel a character of four seasons and make it very precious in its kind. The artistic aspect, wich makes of the hotel a real historical monument, doesn’t take anything from the comfort that it offers to the guests. The lounges, which still have their usually beautiful-original furnishings, make an ideal setting of events and festivities of all kinds. The service is as attentive as the architecture is evocative. The hotel offers three magnificent meeting rooms to complement its exceptionally well-equiped Conference Centre and a restaurant with the very refined kitchen.
A very careful service and a refined kitchen, increase the class of the restaurant Sala Specchi, where they serve sicilian and international dishes. American Bar and piano-bar in the evening.
Hotel Description: A jewel in the crown of luxurious Sicilian hotels, the Grand Hotel Wagner is the result of recent renovation on a neo-classical Palermitan palace which was built in the early 20th century and whose restoration has brought back the original splendour to this part of Palermo. The hotel has been furnished stylishly down to the last detail. It is situated in the heart of the city, not far from the historical Massimo Theatre, the Politeama Theatre and also the most important streets in the city, such as Via Libertà, Viale Ruggero Settimo and the pedestrian area of Via P.pe di Belmonte, where the best boutiques, bars, restaurants and cinemas etc. can be found...
Distances from Palermo:
Palermo Punta Raisi International Airport 29,6 Km
Port of Palermo 0,9 Km
Palermo Central Rail Station 2,1 Km
Next to the Hall, there is the elegant American Bar, where you can relax, sipping one of our barman’s specialities and listen to the pleasant music of the Piano Bar in the background. For the well-being of guests, there is a ‘Fitness & Wellness’ area (currently not working) situated on a floor under the Hall, which is equipped with sauna, chromo-therapy, tapis roulant, cyclette and various massage and treatment rooms. On the fourth floor, there is a large terrace - an ideal place for an exclusive aperitif or after-dinner drink, and also the Verdi and Rossini Halls, equipped with the latest technology and available for meetings, conferences and congresses etc. The great professionality of the staff of the Grand Hotel Wagner guarantees its guests the best attention possible and an unforgettable stay in a refined and elegant setting
Hotel Description: Grand Hotel Sole is one of the historical buildings of Palermo’s. Since the beginning of the last century this hotel has welcomed leisure and business travellers. Charmingly restyled, it is located right in the heart of the “capital” of Sicily, just a short walk from the “Quattro Canti”, the most important artistic sites and the city’s shopping area. The Hotel features a minimal and modern style with design furniture. The bar and restaurant are located on the roof-top terrace enriched by a spectacular new architectural structure, the ideal place to celebrate important events or just to take a relaxing aperitif at sunset, enjoying a breathtaking view over the historical centre and the monumental fountain of piazza Pretoria.
Railway Station: 1 Km Palermo Centrale
Airport: 30 Km Palermo Falcone Borsellino
Port: Palermo 1 Km
The traditional cuisine could be a good way to learn more about our island. Our chefs will seduce you with our high quality cuisine and its typical flavours and tastes but with a special eye to the international trends. You can enjoy a magical dinner “à la carte” in the restaurant “Pretoria” located over the characteristic winter garden or in the Restaurant “Le Cupole”, that can accommodate up to 300 people, placed on the roof top terrace where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the historical centre with its monumental fountain of piazza Pretoria.
Hotel Description: In the heart of the historic centre of Palermo, a few steps from the city’s most important monuments, from the magnificent ancient palaces to the picturesque typical markets, the Hotel Ambasciatori offers its guests a stay in the splendid setting of an elegant building, symbol of Palermo’s Liberty Architecture.
Every morning you can taste a typical Italian or Continental breakfast, in the terrace breakfast room with a beautiful view where you can warm yourself in the sun even on the coldest winter days, admiring the stunning panorama of the historical centre of Palermo.
Hotel Description: Situated in the commercial heart of the city, surrounded by greenery and lying between Giardino Inglese, Villa Garibaldi and Villa Trabia, the Excelsior Palace is an important reference point for business customers and those who intend to experience the city's elegant and historical atmosphere.The Excelsior Palace Hotel at the moment in course of refurnished of common areas ( Hall, foyer, etc) , underwent a complete renovation of the exterior and also of the 100 rooms equipped of new audio/video replacement. Opening soon the Fitness Club. The Hotels was build in 1891 on the occasion of the Palermo international exposition, (with the first name Hotel de la Paix) and it calls up the past glory of the elegant Liberty style. Since that time, it has continually been used as a meeting place, for social and entertainment events, all organized within its splendid ballroom, filled with both Italian and foreign visitors and represents even today one of the most important elements of the Palermitan Belle Epoque of the late 19th century. Its Ballroom were always filled with gentlemen and ladies and a cat-walk for the parading nobility.
Its restaurant, which has had an appreciative customers ever since its opening for the National Exhibition of 1891, has always been noted for its cosmopolitan tone and its gastronomic specialities.
Hotel Description: The hotel stands in the heart of Palermo, just a couple of steps from the city's main cultural attractions. The lobby opens out into public rooms containing antique furniture and soft Persian carpets. Guest appreciate the relaxed atmosphere in the pubblic rooms, like the bar or the tastefully appointed sitting-room: a delightful spot to enjoy breakfast and where guests can relax. The Hotel is located in the heart of the city's historical and artistic area between the "Cassaro" and Piazza Marina. The Cassaro, named after Corso Vittorio Emanuele, is considered the most important street of the city, where the nobles built their palaces. Piazza Marina is perhaps the most romantic corner of Palermo and combines the enchantment of an exotic garden with the magnificent of the "Steri" the Palace of Chiaramonte.