Four Seasons Will Manage the San Domenico Palace Hotel in Taormina, Sicily, Italy when it reopens from its extensive renovation, most likely later in 2021. This will be the third Four Seasons in Italy, after Four Seasons Firenze in Florence and Four Seasons Milan.
It will also be one of the more unique Four Seasons hotels, located in an architecturally significant building, a collection that includes the Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace Saint Petersburg in Russia, an exquisitely restored 19th century palace and the aforementioned Four Seasons Firenze, comprising two Renaissance palaces and their enchanting 11 acre gardens.
San Domenico Palace Location and Facilities
The San Domenico Palace is in a renovated 15th century Dominican monastery, with a Grand Hotel Wing that was added in 1896. Many guest rooms and public spaces feature original architecture and facades from the historic building. When the renovated hotel reopens, it will offer 111 guest rooms and suites. Notable past guests include Oscar Wilde, Elizabeth Taylor, and DH Lawrence, among others.
The hotel's site in Taormina overlooks the Bay of Taormina and the Ionian Sea as well as Mount Etna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hotel is just a 15-16 minute walk from the amphitheater, Teatro Antico di Taormina and a 10 minute walk to the Corvaja Palace from the medieval era.
San Domenico Palace also includes a private beach club located a 15 minute drive from the hotel (complimentary access for suites), lush gardens, and several restaurants and bars including the two-Michelin star restaurant, Principe Cerami. A state-of-the-art spa will provide seven treatment rooms, an indoor pool, and a Turkish bath.
San Domenico Palace General Manager
The San Domenico Palace, Taormina, a Four Seasons Hotel will be led by General Manager Lorenzo Maraviglia, a native of Tuscany whose most recent Four Seasons position was as Hotel Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Dubai International Finance Centre. His prior stints have been at the Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach; The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, Financial District; The Armani Hotel Dubai; The Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial District; and the Grand Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan.
TravelSort Clients will enjoy these exclusive Four Seasons Preferred Partner benefits, including top priority for an upgrade (ahead of AMEX FHR and Virtuoso guests):
- Daily full American breakfast for two people per bedroom, served through In-Room Dining or in the hotel restaurant (including buffets)
- Spa credit of USD100 once during stay (not applicable to products)
- Upgrade of one category, based on availability at time of check-in (excluding signature suites, villas, and private residences)
- Complimentary basic Internet in all guest rooms; complimentary premium Internet in all suites
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