San Domenico Palace in Taormina, Sicily reopened as a Four Seasons Hotel in July 2021 following an extensive refurbishment and rebranding
To celebrate its reopening, the property is running an introductory offer, which includes 20% savings on the room rate and breakfast for two with a minimum two-night stay from November 2021.
The San Domenico Hotel first opened in 1896 on the site of a 14th-century Dominican convent and quickly became a highlight on the Grand Tour among royalty and nobility.
Oscar Wilde, King Edward VIII, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn and Sophia Loren have all stayed at the hotel
After three years of refurbishment, the hotel is reopening with 111 guest rooms and suites, a gym, an infinity pool terrace and a spa offering treatments using local herbs and indigenous healing techniques.
Four Seasons has updated the ancient convent wing, home to restored guest rooms that once housed Dominican friars, as well as the grand hotel wing, which will offer a range of accommodations, including rooms with terraces, sea views and private plunge pools.
“This is truly a jewel in our crown of historic properties throughout the Mediterranean region and the perfect complement to our beloved Four Seasons hotels in Milan and Florence,” said Simon Casson, president of hotel operations for Europe, Middle East and Africa.
San Domenico Palace is a legend in European hospitality, and it is our honour to welcome the hotel into our portfolio on the occasion of its 125th anniversary
San Domenico Palace, A Four Seasons Hotel is the brand’s third property in Italy, joining Four Seasons Hotel Milano and Four Seasons Hotel Firenze.
The brand also recently announced plans for the development of its fourth Italian property: a new seaside resort on the Adriatic coast on Puglia, near Ostuni.