High wooden ceilings, marble floors and walls joined by flowing silver curtains. Also boasting antique furniture and hanging chandeliers which add to the overall feeling of elegance.
The Grand hotel of Palmes emerged in 1874 from the antique household of Patrizia of the Ingham Whitaker family, built previously in 1856 and connected with a segret passage that led to an anglican church, that today you can find in front of the Hotel. The Patrizia house had two floor levels, a winter garden (the present hall) and an exotic garden that extends to the sea. The union between the widow Ingham and Giacomo Medici changed the destiny of the ‘house', that given to a local workman trasformed it into the Grand Hotel et des Palmes, known by all those living at Palermo as ‘Le Palmes'. Ernesto Basile, one of the major teachers of the liberty style in 1907 transformed the Hotel. A wooden ceiling was created in the hall, inlaid in the present Caminetto room; simular to the present ceiling in one of the rooms of the Palazzo Montecitorio.
The 172 rooms and 8 suites offer the possibility to stay in a prestigeous environment, an unique atmosphere, The hotel in these last three years has seen to revive the common spaces, the restaurants, the hall and a good part of the rooms through one taken care of restructure still in work course that will bring back the hotel to the old makes you of a time. Inside the Storical wing of the Grand Hotel et des Palmes, fully refreshed, you find a combination ideal between traditional elegance and modern tecnology. Room services: Every room is equipped with climate system. Minibar, telephone with direct external line, television with remote control, satellite TV, Sky TV, a safe in the upper rooms.
Our Chef and our Maitre are delighted to cradle, spoil and tempt the guests of Grand Hotel et des Palmes, with delicious dishes, of simple and natural flavours, but that are at the same time seeked for and original; altogether with an impeccable service, attentive to all your wishes. At the restaurant ‘ La Palmetta ' it is possible to dine flavouring regional and international specialities. Created about the end of 1800, from a lounge of the old house of Patrizia of Ingham Whitaker, it can hold up to 100 guests. The bar ‘the Gattopardo' with it's bordeaux velvet and silk furnishing, with evening-night piano- bar, turns out to be an ideal meeting point, while sipping a drink or a cocktail in refined surroundings.