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Iconic Dolomite hotel reopens to the sound of music after $10 million renovation

Aerial view of the Grand Hotel Savoia with the Dolomites in the background

Following an extensive $10 million two-year renovation, the iconic Grand Hotel Savoia Cortina d’Ampezzo, at the heart of the Dolomites, has reopened with a slew of musical festivities to tempt travellers.

The luxury hotel, located in Cortina d’Ampezzo, kicks off its summer schedule with the DUET Cortina Sunset series, a set of local musical performances held every Saturday through August 28, at 1224 Bar Lounge.

Also resident through August is internationally acclaimed Italian classical pianist Roberto Prosseda, who will play the Bösendorfer Lounge, the hotel’s five-star Dolomia event space.

In collaboration with CortinAteatro, Viennese piano manufacturer Bösendorfer and Yamaha Music Europe, the Decca recording artist will host a fireside chat and musical performance with former World Cup Italian alpine ski racer Kristian Ghedina,

On August 17,  Prosseda will celebrate the music of Ennio Morricone, with director Angelo Bozzolini and cellist A. Sanchez Malaga. 

Grand Hotel Savoia will also offer guests morning musical excursions, beginning in Piè Tofana (August 19) for adventures in Bolero, and on August 21 at Son Forca, classic rock

Resident through August is internationally acclaimed Italian classical pianist Roberto Prosseda, who will celebrate the music of Ennio Morricone…

Grand Hotel Savoia's 1224 Bar Terrace with spectacular views
Spectacular views from the 1224 Bar Lounge and Terrace

The largest 5-star resort in Ampezzo valley, the Grand Hotel Savoia has long been a fulcrum for cultural and artistic events in the town, and boasts a storied history Sophia Loren, Leo Tolstoy, Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt listed as guests.

In the shadow of the Dolomites, the property’s 132 guest rooms include 16 junior suites, 9 suites and the ultraluxe Royal Suite Savoia. An all-new interior design has been influenced by  the surrounding mountainous landscape, and incorporates a variety of textures and materials which reflect this high-altitude destination.

The hotel has three unique culinary locations. The chic but casual Ristorante Savoy with Chef Luigi Sarsano at the helm, offering a Mediterranean focused menu; the 1224 Bar Lounge and Terrace, a destination for après ski socializing and fashionable gatherings; and the Sports Bar, a pub outfitted with the very latest audio-visual technology.

There’s also the Savoia Spa, which features Comfort Zone treatments, including restorative sports massages, and fitness area with indoor heated pool.

One of the rooms in the Grand Hotel Savoia Savoy suite
A peek inside the hotel’s ultraluxe Royal Suite Savoia

And there’s more: The Dolomia sala event space will transform into an exposition of Music & Design by award-winning Milan-based product designer Dodo Arslan, during August 13 – 23.

Grand Hotel Savoia will also be home to this year’s Savoia Cup 2021, Cortina’s annual summer sporting event. Organized in partnership with the Tennis Country Club Cortina in the heart of the Dolomites, the VIP tennis and padel team challenge will be held August 20 -21. 

Rosanna Conti, General Manager, said: “We always strive to offer our guests culturally enriching events in an entertaining environment. We are proud to be the salotto for Cortina and look forward to continuing these collaborations throughout the year.”

Grand Hotel Savoia heated indoor pool looks inviting with warm blue waters
Wellness needs covered by the indoor heated swimming pool

Grand Hotel Savoia is currently offering a special summer stay package for guests wishing to indulge in the natural beauty of the Dolomites while also enjoying a gastronomic adventure. The Experience Gourmet package includes a complimentary 3-course dinner at the hotel’s Savoy Restaurant.

The Experience Gourmet package rates begin at €300 per night in double room with a 2 night minimum booking. Bookings must be made by August 31, 2021. The offer is valid for stays from July 31 to October 23 2021.

To book your stay at the Grand Hotel Savoia click here.

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