The charm of a grand period hotel that overlooks the lake, while meeting the magic of a unique landscape. A historic building, with a story that goes back to the early twentieth century, with sixty rooms, soon extended yet at all times faithful to its elegant and yet functional style.
The lead role and point of reference for any Grand Hotel modernisation project is of course its view of the lake. The latest renovation has focussed primarily on the interiors, with the use of natural materials predominating, as seen in the beautiful wooden flooring. The aim has been to ensure that every room is able to satisfy the expectations of even the most demanding of travellers, without sacrificing anything of more than a century of history and experience.
The private gardens unfold all around the Grand Hotel, with views of the hills and villages overlooking the lake. Here in the grounds a second building appears, that of the Villa Imperiale, which is the jewel in the crown of the Grand Hotel. Each of its rooms is a suite, with large balconies in perfect Italian style. This a place with twin charms, ideal for enjoying the utmost privacy at the waterside and for holding exclusive events.
Lastly, but equally fascinating, is the Imperialino restaurant. Here the menu reflects and brings to the table all the refined and authentic flavours of the location. Michelin describes it perfectly as a "delightful restaurant", awarding it 3 forks. There is another restaurant by the pool, “La Vela”, an ideal place for romantic aperitifs, cocktails and light meals at sunset.
If a further reason were needed to choose a stay at the Grand Hotel Imperiale, the common thread that runs through every room is that of complete relaxation. This thread continues at the panoramic swimming pool, and in the Imperiale Spa, or I-SPA, where the treatments are founded on the distinctive elements of Lake Como. Entirely clad in the Moltrasio stone of the town in which it stands, the wellness centre offers a water experience of many kinds that involves all the senses, a tribute to the element in which the hotel is immersed.