A journey that began in 1913
Back in 1913, on the picturesque Colle Campigli, stood the Palace Grand Hotel, an architectural jewel built by the Società Grandi Alberghi di Varese. Behind its creation lies the visionary genius of architect Giuseppe Sommaruga, a leading figure of Art Nouveau in Lombardy, whose name still resonates today amongst the most significant buildings in Italy from the early 20th century.
Initially reached by a funicular railway, the hotel is located on a hill embracing an enchanting park, a refuge for squirrels and songbirds. From here, the views sweep over crystal-clear lakes and majestic mountain peaks, providing an evocative picture that enchants the eyes of every viewer.
Over the years, the Palace Grand Hotel has remained true to its promise of offering a timeless Belle Époque style, adapting to the changing needs of modern travellers and professionals alike. Its history tells of memorable encounters with politicians, composers, illustrious financiers, poets, artists, Italian and foreign nobles, and even famous athletes.
Today, the Palace Grand Hotel is an authentic journey through time, an oasis of tranquillity in the midst of green spaces and Art Nouveau adornments. Staying at the Palace, you can be immersed in the atmosphere of a golden era, enveloped in the elegance of yesteryear, the pleasures of good food and the comforts of today.
The ground floor of the hotel is an authentic homage to Art Nouveau styling, a kaleidoscope of decorative stucco details, columns with friezes and a sumptuous wrought-iron parapet framing the main staircase. The Palace Grand Hotel is a place where the past merges with the present, offering you an extraordinary holiday experience.