This city hotel is an important reference point for business customers and those who intend to experience the city's elegant and historical atmosphere. It was built for the occasion of the National Exhibition of 1891 (originally known as “Hotel de la Paix”) and reflects the splendour and elegance of “Art Nouveau”. Since that time, it has continually been used as a meeting place for social and entertainment events, all organised within its splendid ballroom, for both Italian and foreign visitors. Even today it represents one of the most important elements of the Palermitan Belle Époque of the late 19th Century. Its ballroom was always filled with gentlemen and ladies and was a cat-walk for the parading nobility. Refurbished in 2007, the fully air-conditioned hotel offers a total of 116 rooms. Facilities include: lobby with 24-hour reception, hotel safe, currency exchange, lift access, café, restaurant, conference facilities, WLAN access point, as well as room service. For a charge guests can take advantage of the laundry service and the garage.
Within a stone's throw from the hotel, guests will find: a Hamman Turkish bath, swimming pool and a tennis club.
The hotel is located in the city's commercial district, surrounded by luscious greenery, from the Giardino Inglese to Villa Garibaldi and Villa Trabia. There are numerous theatres, cinemas and restaurants nearby as well as many tourist attractions to be seen. The hotel is situated 2 km from the port and 2 km from Notarbartolo railway station. Palermo Falcone-Borsellino International Airport is 28 km away.
The elegant rooms are a perfect blend of antique charm and sophisticated comfort. They offer air conditioning, king-size beds, direct dial telephone, minibar, satellite TV, key card security system, safe and an en suite bathroom with hairdryer. Non-smoking rooms are available.
The hotel can be easily reached by car via the A29 Palermo-Trapani motorway (taking the Via Belgio exit) and A19 Palermo-Messina-Catania motorway (taking the Via Leonardo da Vinci exit). Follow the signs to the city centre.