The Grand Hotel Bristol has reopened its doors as a five-star lifestyle hotel and newly-joined member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. The hotel offers exclusive comfort and quality services, embracing a contemporary take on La Dolce Vita.
This elegant and charming Liberty-style property located on the Portifino coast was recently awarded the 2022 World Luxury Awards’ Best Luxury Destination Hotel title. At Grand Hotel Bristol, guests can enjoy 80 rooms and 11 suites, all reimagined with a modern aesthetic and many featuring stunning views of Portofino.
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The hotel’s highlight, the Erre Spa, is a 2,000-square-meter facility offering a variety of treatments and therapies and won the 2022 World Luxury Awards’ Best Luxury Spa award. Guests can also book a Private Spa Suite featuring a sauna, Turkish bath, and emotional shower for added privacy.
When it comes to dining, Grand Hotel Bristol boasts Le Cupole, a fine-dining restaurant located on the rooftop. Chef Graziano Duca was recently awarded the 2022 World Luxury Awards’ Best Luxury Rooftop Restaurant title. For a more casual atmosphere, the Italian bistrot La Veranda serves up traditional Italian dishes, and in 2023, the hotel will add a gourmet pizzeria by the pool.
Grand Hotel Bristol is part of the R Collection Hotels, a hotel group also present on Lake Como with the 5-star Grand Hotel Victoria in Menaggio, Royal Victoria and Villa Cipressi in Varenna, and in Milan with three more hotels: Hotel Mentana, City Life Poliziano, and Hotel King.
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