The Bristol Palace Hotel in Genoa is pleased to announce that it has been included in the "Top 25 Historic Hotels Worldwide Most Magnificent Ceilings and Dome List" of 2023!
Press release excerpts:
Lawrence Horwitz, Executive Vice President of Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide:
"Congratulations to Hotel Bristol Palace for being nominated to the 2023 Top 25 Historic Hotels worldwide, Most Magnificent Ceilings and Domes List... One of the best ways to distinguish a beautiful historic hotel from another old hotel is to look at the ceilings. When travelers visit a historic hotel, we recommend looking up to discover the huge detail, art and craftsmanship in the historic ceilings."
Giovanni Ferrando, General Manager of Hotel Bristol Palace
"“One of the finest details of the hotel, in terms of architectural and cultural heritage, is the elliptical, purely white staircase in Art Nouveau style: both from above and from below, it offers a dizzying aesthetic perspective. The Bristol Palace staircase is linked to a legend that definitely has a large fund of truth: its delicate and enveloping spiral inspired Alfred Hitchcock – who stayed in the hotel several times while shooting “To Catch a Thief” - the film "Vertigo". In fact, the great director was one of the patrons of the hotel, he had stayed with us already in 1925, when he made his first film "The pleasure garden”. When many years later Francois Truffaut interviewed him to write his famous biography "Le cinéma selon Hitchcock," the filmmaker told some anecdotes and the background of his stay in Genoa, a city he also remembered fondly.”
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