Grand Hotel Majestic, Lake Maggiore, Italy
Grand Hotel Majestic, Lake Maggiore
Via Vittorio Veneto 32,
28922 Verbania-Pallanza (VB),
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Mrs. Cristina Zuccari
Cristina involvement in the hospitality industry goes back around 15 years ago, when with her mother started renovating the GHM.
After returning the Hotel to its traditional splendour, the family intends to make the historic property the place of culture and artistic inspiration it had been in the past.
Cristina Zuccari cooperated with Adelina Von Furstenberg and Art of the World to come up with the idea to hold a contemporary art show on Lago Maggiore: first edition in 2005 was dedicated to the work of Jannis Kounellis, following years to Bob Wilson, William Kentridge, Liliana Moro, Velasco Vitali, only to name a few.
4 star hotel, Member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World
The Grand Hotel Majestic is actively exploring S&M opportunities to host a selection of well-travelled, cultured and discerning guests, looking for an authentic travel experience in a non-touristy city: actually Verbania, home of our hotel, was just ranked, once again, among the most environmentally friendly places to experience for sustainable living among 104 cities, in Italy.
This important distinction comes from the respected Italian environmental organization Legambiente in its report “Urban Ecosystem”.
Though not a tourist destination per se, Verbania never ceases to amaze visitors, since the Grand Tour period.
The Grand Hotel Majestic is part of the Italian Ecolabel Legambiente Turismo since 2007 and our mission is to enhance the protection of Lago Maggiore.
History & Story
Built in 1870, the Grand Hotel Majestic in Verbania, is a stunning example of renewed Belle Époque architecture, that welcomes guests into its refined and elegant environment while enjoying an enchanting view of Lago Maggiore.
Located just minutes from the picturesque town of Pallanza in a prime position on a promontory overlooking the lake, the property is surrounded by beautiful gardens and stunning views of the Borromeo Islands, the surrounding mountains and the lake itself. Guests will appreciate the waterfront jogging path, accessible directly from the hotel and open to walkers, runners and bikers, the private access to the lake through a small man-made beach for swimming and private wharf from where start a boat tour of the lake.
Mrs. Roberta Droulers
Date added extensions
Main Strengths, Special Touch
As a member of the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World group, the Majestic works hard not only to deliver exclusive excellence in service, but also to keep a sustainable relationship with the environment.
Piedmont is the region where the Slow Food movement began, aimed to defend regional traditions, good food, gastronomic pleasure and a slow pace of life. Today, Slow Food represents a global movement involving thousands of projects and millions of people in over 160 countries.
La Beola, the hotel’s main restaurant, stays true to the movement and our Chef Danilo Bortolin offers traditional recipes recreated with a modern flair, combined with spectacular views of Lago Maggiore and great wines: Piedmont is one of the great wine growing regions in Italy, best known for producing Barolo and Barbaresco.
A truly majestic Belle-Epoque Palazzo, the Grand Hotel Majestic is the only Grand Hotel located on the sunny west shore, directly facing the water, in a residential area, surrounded by villas with beautiful botanic gardens, built on a hill slope in the 19th century.
The street on the back of the hotel is one way only and is 5 minutes walking distance from main square in town, where are two museums:
Il Museo del Paesaggio and Villa Giulia; many restaurants from simple trattoria to Michelin star restaurant; the ferry boat: an ideal way to see the lake and reach the Borromeo Islands, the Rocca D’Angera and the Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso.
Key sites/activities in the area
The Gardens of Villa Taranto, 15 minutes walking distance from the hotel. The botanical patrimony of these gardens contains nearly 1.000 non autochthonous plants and almost 20.000 genera and varieties of particular botanical importance.
The Borromeo Islands, the Rocca D’Angera and the Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso.
Lake Orta and San Giulio island; the villages of Cannobio and Cannero Riviera; Valgrande National Park.
Small man-made beach, fitness, sauna and beauty centre, indoor swimming pool, solarium, garden tennis, private jetty from where to start a romantic boat stroll, running path bordering Lake Maggiore, accessible to walkers, runners and bikers.
Children corner in our park.
A special menu for kids is available in our restaurant.
Number of suites: 6 suites in total.
• 2 Suites with partial lake view:
With south-east exposure and access to a common wide terrace (150 sqm), with exclusive panorama of Lake Maggiore.
Suites are very stylish and lavishly furnished; the charm is traditional. Both with marble bathrooms, and separate shower stalls/bathtubs. Average size: 40/45 sq. m.
• 2 Duplex suites:
Two-level suites offering lake view: on the ground floor there is a living room with large terrace, perfect for outdoor living,
a staircase leads from the living to the second level: the bedroom and the bathroom.
Spacious, warm and inviting rooms. They are very comfortably appointed and luminous.All beds are queen.
The suite provides a total of 45 sqm of indoor and 10 sqm of outdoor area.
• 2 One-bedroom Executive suite:
Located on the executive top floor, which is separate from the rest of the hotel, offers privacy and unforgettable views of Lake Maggiore and the Borromeo Islands.
This suite category have large French windows and 3 private, wide livable terraces: features one bedroom with 2 spacious terraces (15 sqm and 7 sqm) and a separate living room with terrace (10 sqm), 2 bathrooms (one with tub, one with shower).
The suite provides a total of 55 sq. m. indoor.
Number of Luxury rooms:
• 14 Junior suites duplex:
These junior suites are on the 5th floor and their design is all exclusive to the hotel.
Rooms have landside view with north-east exposure, toward some villas with gardens of Pallanza village.
Duplex junior suites are with a mezzanine: on the ground floor there is a living room with large terrace.
On the second level the bedroom and the bathroom, with full marble finishes.
7 rooms enjoy a beautiful side view of the lake. The duplex junior suite provides a total of 35-37 sqm of indoor and 8/10 sqm of outdoor area.
• 17 Junior suites deluxe:
These junior suites are spacious, sunny, tastefully and elegantly decorated in classical style, and very comfortably appointed.
Rich fabrics and prints complete the refined décor. Most of them with marble bathrooms, a few with separate shower stalls/bathtubs.
All with breathtaking lateral lake views. Rooms with balconies on request. Average size: 32 sqm
Number of rooms, (keys) in all: 43
• Superior rooms main entrance are entirely located on the palatial facade side, with north-east exposure, giving on a small one-way road, not crowded. View looks toward some villas and gardens of Pallanza village.
Rooms are tastefully decorated in classical style and comfortably appointed. Marble bathrooms with showers, some with bathtub. Some rooms with balcony. Average size: 18-20 sq. m
• Superior rooms with partial lake view:
Rooms with lateral view and south-west exposure. Rooms are tastefully decorated in classical style and comfortably appointed.
Bright and sunny. All bathrooms with showers. Some rooms have a balcony. Average size: 15 sq. m.
• Deluxe rooms:
Lateral view with south-east exposure. Spacious, warm and inviting: rooms have been tastefully decorated in classical style with elegant fabrics and pleasing prints and paintings.
They are very comfortably appointed and luminous.
The bathrooms are in marble with large mirrors, shower and bathtub upon request, provided with all amenities. Average size: 21 sqm.
All room’s features include air-conditioning, TV, high speed internet access, telephone, mini bar and safe.
Restaurants & Bars
• La Beola:
The hotel’s main restaurant, La Beola, is situated in the modern wing, with an open and a closed glass frontage, providing a unique view of the Borromean Gulf and the town of Pallanza.
An elegant refined casual ambience, complimented by unobtrusive quality service.
The cuisine is decisively up to the standards of the surroundings, offering a contemporary interpretation of tasty, traditional Italian and regional dishes: a triumph of flavors and tastes. Guests can choose between à la carte or half board options of the dishes prepared by our Executive Chef Danilo Bortolin.
During summer La Beola moves to the hotel’s outdoor restaurant, Il Portico, situated under the beautiful loggia leading into the large garden overlooking the lake. The portico giving onto the grounds is a perfect setting for dining in a romantic atmosphere of great charm.
• La Terrazza Bar:
An elegant cosy meeting place, where our guests can enjoy a wide range of cocktails, aperitifs, snacks or simply a flute of Prosecco in a peaceful and harmonious atmosphere.
Situated in front of the hall, it opens onto a splendid terrace, with 180° degree sublime picturesque landscaping views offered by Lake Maggiore, with spectacular play of light glistening on the water from dawn to dusk.
• The modern, welcoming Wellness Centre is one of the Grand Hotel Majestic’s prime facilities.
This part of the hotel is entirely dedicated to fitness and beauty treatments.
It offers a heated indoor swimming pool, which along with a well-equipped gym, looks onto the garden and beyond, to the panorama of the lake with the little islet of San Giovanni in the foreground.
• The Spa provides all the treatments envisaged by wellness today, in an atmosphere which is at once smart and with a touch of magic.
Each treatment selected by the Thalgo laboratories has been devised to offer its clients a range of personalized services, including facial and whole body treatments.
Corporate & Celebration Events
Our Hotel provides the perfect ambience, capacity and facilities to suit all business requirements and wonderful weddings.
The hotel has four function rooms, very brightly and each with its own distinctive character, beautiful fine rooms with inspirational views of the lake, making it the most sought after hotel in the Verbano area for special events and functions.
All occasions are catered for with elegance and style.
• The Toscanini Room, frescoed at the end of 1800’s by Moretti Foggia and Ferrero, 275 sqm open space and 240 seating in stalls.
• The Intra Room: named after the nearby town of Intra because of its particular position, facing in the direction of the town. It has 150 m² of open space and 140 seats installs. Located in front of a large terrace this room has a real taste of beauty.
• The Cavalieri Room: this room can be used for high level events, where perhaps concentration is important. 40 sqm and a capacity of up to 35 seats.
•The Rotary Room: Peeping out from under a loggia opening onto the magnificent gardens, preluding the lake. It has 75 sqm of open space and 84 seats in stalls. All rooms are equipped with wi-fi system.
Extra Notable Features
• Cooking classes with our Chef Danilo Bortolin available on request.
• Golf courses nearby where our Guests can enjoy discounted rates.
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