Italy’s Updated Grand Hotel Bristol Reopens for Season

Grand Hotel Bristol Resort & Spa, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World in Italy’s Rapallo, has reopened for spring and summer 2024. Owned and managed by R Collection Hotels, the recently redesigned property along the Portofino coast has unveiled new updates as it celebrates its 120th anniversary.

With 80 rooms, including 11 suites, all recently renovated, guests can enjoy views of Portofino and the gulf. Additionally, Michelin-trained Chef Andrea Cannalire will lead culinary operations as the new executive chef, curating the offerings of the F&B venues, including Le Cupole, La Veranda, the Flamingo Pool Bar & Pizzeria and the new Marina di Bardi Portofino Beach Club. What to expect? Fine-dining rooftop restaurant Le Cupole serves a fusion menu of Ligurian and Piedmont cuisine that’s mentioned in the Michelin Guide. La Veranda is a bistro located on the main floor terrace, serving traditional Italian dishes as well as a selection of wines and cocktails. Opened in 2023, the Flamingo Pool Bar & Pizzeria is a gourmet poolside pizzeria.

The Marina di Bardi Portofino Beach Club is set to debut on May 3, offering an exclusive “feet in the water” experience along the Portofino coast. Located within the Grand Hotel Bristol, this private beach enclave provides towel service and personalized assistance from the property’s Beach Concierge. Additionally, Nuar Art Gallery is slated to open on April 27, marking the return of its partnership with Grand Hotel Bristol. Offering an exciting lineup of art events throughout spring and summer, including a permanent gallery and live performances, this collaboration kicks off with Sebastiano Bottaro’s exhibition, “A Devil In Winter.”

The Erre Spa spans 22,000 square feet and features TechnoGym equipment, multi-sensory areas and themed relaxation spaces, a Turkish bath, an emotional shower, and an outdoor pool with views of the sea. For the 2024 season, Erre Spa has enhanced its treatment offerings with the latest in massage therapy, Aquasoma, a water massage that promotes muscle relaxation through tactile contact.

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