Palermo, Grand Hotel Et Des Palmes for sale


  • Surface 15.258 mq
  • Contract Sale
  • City Palermo



The Grand Hotel Et Des Palmes is a former patrician house built in 1874 as a private residence of the Ingham – Whitaker family; in 1907, the new owner of the house decided to transform it into a hotel, symbol of the Belle Epoque. The Grand Hotel Et Des Palmes is the most prestigious and historic hotel in Palermo, and it is between these rooms that Wagner refinished the “Parsifal” and Crispi laid the foundations for National Italian unity. It is located in the Municipality of Palermo in Via Roma nr. 398 in the centre, near Piazza Politeama. The area is characterized by multi-storey buildings, both residential and commercial, built between the ‘500 and’ 900. Via Roma is an important street, provided by several lines of public transport; it is one of the busiest shopping streets in the city, with many shops of famous national and international brands. The hotel spreads over 7 floors plus the basement, with a potential capacity of 178 rooms (standard rooms and suites). The Meeting Rooms  can accommodate up to a maximum of 310 people. The total gross area of the property is 15.258 sqm.

In addition to these shops, the Hotel is close to two of the most important urban centers of the city: Piazza Verdi, the famous Teatro Massimo, where starts the Via Ruggero Settimo, commercial and social heart of Palermo; and the historic market Vucciria (extended from Piazza San Domenico to Corso Vittorio Emanuele).

The property is at about 2 km from the railway station of Palermo, 9 km from the motorway A19 Palermo / Messina / Catania, 5 km from the Highway A29 Palermo / Trapani, 30 km from Trieste “Falcone-Borsellino airport and 1 km from the port of Palermo.

Palermo is an Italian city of about 653.000 inhabitants, is the capital of the Province and the Region of Sicily, and aspires to become the capital of the “Union for the Mediterranean”. Stretched over a large creek at the edge of Mount Pellegrino, in ancient times was one of the most flourishing cities of the Mediterranean. Palermo is full of natural beauty and is a popular city of European art. Some of its most important monuments, (witnesses of a glorious history) are: the Cathedral with the tombs of the Norman kings, the Norman Palace (first Parliament House in modern history) and its built-in Palatine Chapel, the Martorana with its precious mosaics, the Church of St. John of the Hermits (characterized by a typical Islamic architecture), the Zisa, the Abbatellis Palace and the Teatro Massimo: an extremely charming city that has true gems of art, inherited from the past, thanks to the occupation of Arabs, Normans and Spanish. Goethe loved this city, and wrote “In the public garden, near the port, I spent some magnificent hours from alone. It ‘s the most wonderful place in the world“. Palermo has a beautiful promenade as well: Mondello (which is the town beach), with its soft and light color sand and clean crystal sea. Not miss to visit its historic markets: Vucciria, Ballarò and Borgo Vecchio.