Grand Hotel Et Des Palmes (4 Star Hotels) Palermo
This wonderfully elegant hotel in the heart of Palermo is of immense historical interest. Transformed in hotel in 1874, the building housing the Grand Hotel et des Palmes was erected in 1856 as residence of the Ingham-Withaker family. An underground passageway linked the building to a neighboring Anglican chapel. In 1907, the master of Italian Liberty style, Ernesto Basile, whose extensive list of prestigious works include the interiors of Rome's "Palazzo Montecitorio", made alterations to the "Fireplace Saloon" where a fabulous inlaid ceiling was mounted by English craftsmen, and the hotel foyer which, to this very day is still considered to be one of the most beautiful hotel reception areas in all Europe.In 1882, the soon to be Italian Prime Minister, Francesco Crispi, gave political seminars at the hotel. Other illustrious guests include, in 1881, Richard Wagner and his spouse, Cosima Liszt. The armchair where the great artist sat whilst composing his "Parsifal" opera is still conserved in the hotel. In the late 1800's the restaurant ' La Palmetta ' was created in the lounge of the house once belonging to Patrizia of Ingham Whitaker. Attentive service and the very finest International and Mediterranean cuisine are guaranteed. The magnificent dining room can seat up to 100 guests.
The hotel's spectacularly opulent "Room of Mirrors' conjures up the sumptuously elegant atmosphere of yesteryear, providing the perfect venue for banquets and gala-dinners for up to 300 people.
Delicious light lunches are served at the 'Gattopardo' Grill, in elegant yet less formal surroundings. In the evenings, the bar 'Gattopardo', luxuriously furnished with wine colored velvet and silk, is a favorite meeting point - the ideal place where to relax whilst enjoying a cocktail or sipping an after dinner drink, listening to the melodies of the piano- bar.The Grand Hotel et des Palmes has 172 rooms and 8 suites, all stylishly decorated and offering guests the maximum in both comfort and modern technology.
The hotel has four superbly elegant function rooms, featuring precious marble, textiles in plush velvet, and magnificent inlaid ceilings. A unique location for top level business meetings and glamorous private events. Meeting room capacity ranges from 10 to 180 people.
Via Roma, 398 - 90139 Palermo (Palermo)
Tel. +39 091 6028111
Fax +39 091 331545
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