As celebrated as its many legendary guests, such as Ernest Hemingway, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and Rita Hayworth, the Excelsior Palace Hotel, Italy enjoys an inspired location along the Italian Riviera. Part of the LVX collection of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, this storied property has occupied a dominant position overlooking the Portofino Coast in the seaside town of Rapallo since 1901. With a stay in classic fin-de-siecle style accommodations, you will be transported back to the era of the international beau monde.
You will find dining divine in the hotel's main restaurant lauded for its Ligurian and Mediterranean cuisine. Spend your summer afternoons at the Beach Club, offering a panoramic swimming pool, fabulous views. The spa, another popular destination, features a handful of therapy rooms, a fitness center, an indoor swimming pool, sauna, and Turkish bath. Dabble in fabulous recreation at a nearby 18-hole golf course, tennis courts and several beaches. Excursions to Portofino, Cinque Terre and Genoa reveal lessons in life, love and Italian culture.