Grand Hotel et des Palmes 

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The Grand Hotel et des Palmes was founded in 1874 by the ancient patrician family Ingham - Whitaker, previously built in 1856 and connected by a secret passage to the Anglican Church which still faces the hotel.

The patrician house consisted of two floors, a garden winter 's (now Hall) and an exotic garden stretching to the sea. The marriage between the widow Ingham and Giacomo Medici, will change the fate of the home, which was sold to a local operator, will become the Grand Hotel et des Palmes, Palermo from all known as "The Palms".

Ernesto Basile, one of the greatest masters of the Art Nouveau style in 1907, has transformed the hotel by making changes in the hall, and also, English decorators made a inlaid wood ceiling in Sala Caminetto, very similar to this in a ceiling hall of Palazzo Montecitorio. At the Grand Hotel et des Palmes was written the history of Sicily; in 1881 Richard Wagner completed his "Parsifal", in 1882 Francesco Crispi imparted lessons in politics, Vittorio Emanuele Orlando used to reside there often, the French writer Raymond Roussel stayed there until his death; General Carlo Poletti made it his headquarters during the Second World War, and finally, Baron Di Stefano "the prisoner Hotel", chose to stay at Des Palmes and remained there for 50 years until his death .

Today, the history, characters that have ruled and beauty salons, make it one of the most famous hotels in the world, but above all make it the favorite destination for holidays, business and ideal setting for memorable events and banquets.

Room types

Facilities & Services

  • 24-Hour Reception / Front Desk
  • Airport / Port Transfer Service (charged)
  • Baby Sitting (on request, charged)
  • Bar Restaurant
  • Beach Towels
  • Beauty Treatment (on request, charged)
  • Concierge
  • Doctor (upon request, charged)
  • Fax & Photocopy Service (charged)
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet Access
  • Internet Corner (charged)
  • Laundry & Ironing Service (charged)
  • Massage (charged)
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service (charged)

Check-in policy

Check-in time: 14:00
Check-out time: 12:00

Contact information

Postal address: Via Roma 398, Palermo, 90139, Italy
Contact phone number: +39 091 6028111
FAX: +39 091 331545
Email address:

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