The hotel today retains the main structure and décor, and the precious original furniture from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, with Napoleon III lounges, precious marble details, a revolving crystal door, an Art Nouveau Winter Garden… every part restored to new life after a careful restoration. In particular, the Michelangelo Room, the early reading room of the Hotel, with its central chandelier, its appliques on the walls and its large mirror, truly testifies to the splendor and taste of its time. It is not for nothing that Bristol is a member of "The Historical Places of Italy" cultural association. Sponsored by the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities, it protects premises that are at least seventy years old and that have been protagonists of many pages of Italy’s history.
Genoa has always attracted great personalities, and many of these have stayed at the Bristol Palace over the years: among them writers, such as d'Annunzio, Pirandello, Montale, Campana; heads of state and politicians such as Emperor Hirohito, Infanta of Spain, Yitzhak Rabin and Simon Peres; Nobel Prizes such as Rita Levi Montalcini and, last but not least, true dance legends such as Rudolf Nureyev and Carla Fracci.