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Grand Hotel Villa Igiea Palermo - MGallery by Sofitel

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    Grand Hotel Villa Igiea Palermo - MGallery by Sofitel
 in Palermo

History

Grand Hotel Villa Igiea Palermo - MGallery by Sofitel was constructed during the historic reign of the United Kingdom’s famed Queen Victoria, who sat on the British throne from 1837 to 1901.

The Grand Hotel Villa Igiea Palermo - MGallery by Sofitel was originally built as a private villa at the end of the 19th century by English admiral Cecil Domville. The building features Gothic Revival-style architecture, which was popular throughout England at the time. Ignazio Florio purchased the building following Domville’s death and would go on to name it after his daughter, Igiea. Florio yearned to recreate the building into a luxury hotel that could appropriately reflect the cultural temperaments of Europe during its Belle Époque period. For a short time, the hotel was known as one of the favorite venues of the aristocracy, who often held dances at the hotel’s Donna Franca Florio restaurant. Unfortunately, after the renovation was complete, Florio’s dream would not last long, as the cultural tranquility of the era was shattered with World War I. The Villa Igiea was even used as a field hospital for soldiers who were harmed fighting on the Italian Front. However, prosperity returned the hotel upon the war’s conclusion, when the Banco di Sicilia acquired it. The hotel returned to hosting European high society for many years thereafter, attracting celebrities and dignitaries alike. In the 1990s the hotel was purchased by the Acqua Marcia Group, and then by Hilton from 2006 to 2011. In 2015, the hotel was acquired by AccorHotels and is now operating as the Grand Hotel Villa Igiea Palermo - MGallery by Sofitel.


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