Power, grace and seduction
After the Medici, the Colonna, the Orsini, you.
The vastness of the first room does not impress you until you see the vaulted ceiling and its frescoes. How high? Six meters? Higher.
Armchairs and sofa display a patina only acquired by decades of care provided by craftsmen too modest to let anyone call them artists. The wardrobe despite its oversized volume fits perfectly to the proportions of the place. Walnut, geometrical marquetry work and golden ormolus make that wardrobe a conversation piece.
The twelve branch gilded bronze chandelier emits Renaissance vibes, as it should.
Paintings, views of Venice, are a sophisticated hint of treasures to come.
Walk to your bedroom. Murano’s artists crafted a unique crystal masterpiece worthy of only the richest Venetian palazzo. Its lights cast a soft aura on an extra large bed. De luxe bedding and embroidered monograms are de rigueur. Pieces of exquisite antique furniture await your praises. You are a connoisseur.
Any of your four French windows open to give you way. A terrace where twenty people could easily party offers dining table, coffee table, armchairs.
From there you own a unique, unparalleled, unchallenged view of the Lake of Lugano, its water fountain and of the Italian Alps so close on the other shore.
The view is a third floor view: Nothing is impossible for guests saying at “l’Etage Noble”, the floor reserved to Nobility. Well, the hotel is built on a hill.
Your bathrooms are vast and modern. Pay heed, Her Imperial Highness Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary impressed your very own mirror with her beauty? Romy Schneider was a guest.
In the same pane of reflecting glass, a number of royalties checked that their white tie complied with the stringent rules of Etiquette.
They are solid; they resisted the most powerful vocalizations of Luciano Pavarotti.
Your Personal Assistant will be pleased. The geeky stuff is there and the coffee machine as advertised by George Clooney.
Are you seduced by the elegant grace of the Presidential Suite, The Hotel Splendide Royal finest?
The Presidential Suite offers a wide terrace with breathtaking views over Lake Lugano and the Prealps. This Suite has a size of approx. 85 square metres and features a separate bedroom, a large living room with comfortable sitting area, a spacious bathroom of Italian marble and a guest toilet. An adjoining Deluxe Palace double room and a Junior Suite can be booked for additional charges.
For your comfort, these rooms are also equipped with the following elements:
-Luxurious Villoresi toiletries
-Nespresso coffee machine
-Tailor-made Beautyrest mattresses, measuring 35cm in thickness
-Flat-screen television with satellite TV and Pay per View
-Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access
-Direct dial telephones
-Selection of salty and sweet goodies
-Individual climate control
-Pure cotton bathrobe and slippers