Grand Hotel Bristol - Stresa - Italy
Architects: Arch. Paolo Fortina
The Grand Hotel Bristol is surrounded by a natural oasis measuring more than 20 thousand square metres in Stresa, one of the pearls of Lake Maggiore.
The innate elegance and delicate textures of FMG Fabbrica Marmi e Graniti marble-effect coverings help define the image and widely acknowledged beauty of one of Italy’s most prestigious holiday destinations.
In its magnificent position on the lakeshore, the Grand Hotel Bristol is located in a fairy-tale-like setting in which Art Nouveau architecture blends perfectly into the highly varied landscape of the lakeshore, islands and hills.
Stresa has welcomed thousands of tourists every year since the nineteenth century, a favourite destination for relaxation and leisure with its many green areas and traditional hotels such as the Grand Hotel Bristol, offering privileged views of Isola Bella and the Golfo Borromeo.
The hotel, known for its beautiful winter garden, is owned by the Zacchera Hotels Group, which has been providing the best hospitality on Lake Maggiore since 1873 and also owns the Grand Hotel Dino, the Splendid and the Simplon.
The Grand Hotel Bristol was originally "a noble residence known as Villa Mercedes, which has been painstakingly restored to preserve all its elegance while adding high-profile services".
Statuario Venato and Rosa Portogallo from FMG’s Marmi Classici collection, unique materials combining advanced technology with classic style, appear in the hotel’s interiors. Ideal on the floors and walls of such intimate places as bathrooms and bedrooms, FMG marbles create an atmosphere of luxury that is at the same time familiar and home-like, two important aspects for guests enjoying some time off for wellness and relaxation.
Particularly appreciated in brightly lit spaces, which underline the details of their veining, FMG’s classic marbles also draw on a traditional style enhanced by the performance of the best quality porcelain; an ideal combination for an innovative, sophisticated product capable of guaranteeing strength and versatility in all kinds of applications.