Grand Hotel Gardone, 2017 season at the start with the Blue Flag

Claudio Andrizzi
Written by Claudio Andrizzi

More than a simple hotel, a true establishment of the tourist sector of Lake Garda: with over 130 years of history behind, the Grand Hotel Gardone in Gardone Riviera never goes out of fashion and has just inaugurated the 2017 season with a very good Aprile due to the increase in arrivals from Germany and Italy. All this after a 2016 that, with over 50,000 guests, marked a 3% increase over the previous year. How to say, a great hope for a summer that looks very bright, especially now that Gardone Riviera has recently been confirmed as the only Lombardy village to be awarded with the Blue Flag for its clean waters, respect for the environment and efficiency of services .

“We are very lucky  to work in one of the most fascinating but also most prized villages in Italy – says Orietta Mizzaro, at the top of the structure with her brother Federico and her mother Graziella -. In addition to the Blue Flag, Gardone holds the Orange Flag of the Touring, the Green Flag of the Italian Farmers’ Confederation, the 4 Flags by Legambiente and is in the Club of the Most Beautiful Villages of Italy. ”

The environmental component is therefore a winning flywheel along with the historical-cultural one, so important for the Grand Hotel: from theGabriele  D’Annunzio suite to the Winnie’s Bar, so called in honor of Churchill, where even today you can drink Pol Roger, the champagne preferred by the English statist (in his honor there’s also the Churchill suite, the room from which you can see him in a fragment of an ancient movie posted online at this link: https: // V = Xht3w7MjESE), everything here refers to a fascinating past that’s still of great importance. Particularly relevant is the connection with D’Annunzio, who stayed at the Grand Hotel for three months in 1921, waiting for the work in Villa Cargnacco (the future Vittoriale) to be completed: a historic event that the Grand Hotel decided to celebrate with a gastronomic-literary event that will be launched in the coming weeks to become a fixed annual event later. In September, the Palladio Gardesano Ceremony will also be scheduled, an important award organized by the Confraternity of the Groppello and assigned to personalities or associations that have particularly distinguished themselves in the work of enhancing the territory. A prize that goes back to D’Annunzio and has not accidentally chose Grand Hotel Gardone as its official home.

With a total of 167 rooms, the Grand Hotel can host up to 320 guests, confirming itself as the biggest company in Gardone Riviera (as well as one of the most important in the Gardesan tourist sector) . Hence the institutional relevance of a structure that is an important reference point for the local economy.

“Our family lives with great awareness and a strong sense of respect and attention the historical prestige of the structure – says Federico Mizzaro -. The Grand Hotel is not only a hotel, but also a cultural heritage of the entire Garda basin: this requires constant and careful conservation work to preserve its features in the parallel of a constant improvement of the hospitality and comfort for our customers. “

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