Five Star Alliance
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
Image of the Day: Grand Hotel Vesuvio
July 3, 2014By: Five Star Alliance

Grand Hotel Vesuvio

The end of the 19th century saw an initiative by the Italian government to renovate the most deprived areas of Naples and to build a sea-front from scratch. Grand Hotel Vesuvio was constructed in 1882 by Belgian financier Oscar du Mesnil. Two years later, the hotel hosted Queen Victoria of Sweden and her personal doctor, Axel Munthe. In 1885 Guy de Maupassant stayed at the hotel. The hotel was destroyed during World War II, but was rebuilt by 1950, and two extra floors were added.

The first famous guest from the period was President Einaudi and his wife, followed by Prince Ranier of Monaco and Grace Kelly, King Gustav of Sweden, Rita Hayworth, Errol Flynn, Gina Lollobrigida, the Nobel prizewinner Rita Levi Montalcini and many others. During the G7 summit of 1993, the hotel hosted President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Clinton. 

View rates, details, and more images of Grand Hotel Vesuvio >>


Related Hotels

Hotel Excelsior

Naples, Italy

The Hotel Excelsior overlooks the seaside promenade of elegant... more >>

Style:
Classic Luxury
Rating:


Grand Hotel Vesuvio

Naples, Italy

Attention To Detail Is The Grand Hotel Vesuvios Mantra Whilst... more >>

Style:
Classic Luxury
Rating:


Grand Hotel Parkers

Naples, Italy

The Grand Hotel Parkers is a long-established hotel set in a... more >>

Style:
Classic Luxury
Rating:


Romeo Hotel Naples

Naples, Italy

Designed by the famous architect Kenzo Tange and Associates -... more >>

Style:
Boutique/Design
Rating: