CATANIA MERCURE EXCELSIOR GRAND HOTEL
- Tipology Albergo
- Surface 17.218 mq
- Contract Sale
- City Catania
- Zone Centro
- N° Rooms 176
The Excelsior Grand Hotel, the most prestigious hotel in Catania, has a reinforced concrete beams structure and is located in the centre of Catania, in Piazza Verga nr. 39, near the Court Palace.
The property was built in 1953 and was completely renovated (and reopened) in 2011; the structure spreads over an eight floor building plus the ground floor and the basement, and on the seventh floor there is a SPA.
The Excelsior Grand Hotel has 176 rooms including 6 suites and 6 junior suites, 7 meeting rooms, a restaurant and a bar. The total gross area of the property is 17.218 sqm.
The area has several connections thanks to the main road system and public transport. The property is at 1 km from Catania’ Railway Station, 6 km from the highway A18 Messina / Catania, 12 km from the A19 Palermo / Catania, 6 km from the International Airport "Fontanarossa" and is at about 1,5 km from the harbour of Catania.
Catania is located on the southern extremity of Etna and overlooks the Gulf of the same name, occupying the extreme hillsides of the volcano that slope to the Ionian Sea. The town, with its population of approximately 295.000 inhabitants, is the second most populous municipality of Sicily and the fourth in the South, and is located at about 210 km from Palermo and 97 km from Messina. The urban area of Piazza Verga is characterized by residential, public and professional studies, as well as popular spaces as Villa Bellini. Recently, due to its rich history and landscape, the Etna was declared by UNESCO a “cultural heritage of humanity” : is one of the main natural attractions of Sicily, as well as the highest mountain on the island. Etna is also one of the most active volcanoes in the world and the most dynamic in Europe. Its altitude changes with each eruption, and although over the centuries a few lava flows have reached the coast, is one of the major destinations of Sicily, with thousands of visitors every year. In winter the Etna offers skiing holidays, and during the summer, breathtaking hikes in the woods.