Grand Hotel Rimini

Built in 1908 on the Adriatic Coast, the Grand Hotel Rimini is one of the "grande dame" hotels of Italy. It is located in two adjacent buildings, the main building with 117 accommodations, including three Regal Suites and the Fellini residence with 51 rooms and junior suites. Many rooms in the main building have either sea view and/or garden view. Rooms feature marble bathrooms, many antique furnishings, and top of the line amenities.

1908: designed by the South American architect, Paolo Somazzi in the Italian Jugendstil, called Liberty style, under “Società Milanese Alberghi, Ristoranti e Affini” (Milan Hotel and Restaurant Company) It was inaugurated on July 1st 1908. It soon became the haunt of noble families of Europe. A serious fire destroyed the two decorative domes which adorned the roof in July 1920: the domes were never replaced. The hotel was badly damaged during World War 2. It was reconstructed in the 1950s, right in time to become home to Egypts King Farouk, who is said to have been seen in the grand ball room with nothing else but a turban on his head. In 1994 the Grand Hotel Rimini was recognized as a national monument and it is under the protection of the Superintendent of Fine Arts. Next to the Grand Hotel stands the Conference Centre, built in 1992 and equipped with state-of-the-art technological equipment. It is open all year long to host meetings and conferences at national and international level. This new conference centre eventually safeguarded the existence of the Grand Hotel. After a series of management and owner changes including the the Jannotta family from Castione della Presolana-Bergamo and the Bernardi family from Rimini, the Grand Hotel has now been acquired by Antonio Batani, who had bought it for €64m (US$ 101m) in December 2007.

Between 1908 - 1918, the Habsburgs came, the Turkish court, and the "Kings of the stage", lead by tenor Enrico Caruso, the first superstar of opera in the world. Before he found his own tragic end, Benito Mussolini is confirmed to have arrived by water airplane to spend a night with his lover at the Grand Hotel. More recently: the Japanese Crown Prince (today Emperor) Hirohito, US-minister of foreign affairs Henry Kissinger, rock legend Joe Cocker, the Dalai Lama, Demi Moore and skier Alberto Tomba. George Bush met Mikhail Gorbachew here. Lady Di - legend has it - spent nights on the phone with her lover Dodi before taking the servants stairs down to the pool in the morning for a relaxing swim.

Federico Fellini: "Amarcord" (Oscar winning), 1973
Managed by: Select Hotel Group, owned by the Batani family
172 Rooms

The hotel is open year-round, and a minimum stay of three nights applies in high season (summertime and New Year's).

In addition to its glorious wide white sand beach, which has its own beach restaurant, swimming pool, the Grand Hotel Rimini also offers a full-service spa and fitness center, on-site hairdresser and a state-of-the-art conference center. For extra pampering, there is the Beach Day Spa offering massages beachside! A children's club and musical entertainment is available every night during the summer. Non-smoking rooms are available as are connecting rooms for families (children welcome!). A super American buffet breakfast is served here and don't miss the freshest of seafood for lunch or dinner. Dine by the pool, on the beach, or in your room. The mosaics in Ravenna are just 45 minutes by train or car, as are numerous castles and fortresses; the historic center has an abundance of shops and restaurants; and the principality of San Marino with its outlet shopping is also nearby.

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Grand Hotel Rimini
Country: Italy
City: Rimini
Opening date: 1908, 1 July

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Parco Federico Fellini
47900 Italy, Rimini

Tel: +39 0541 56000
Fax: +39 0541 56866

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