Perched high above the deep blue waters of the Ionian Sea and in the magnetic presence of Mount Etna, one of most storied hotels in Europe will soon be reborn as San Domenico Palace, Taormina, A Four Seasons Hotel.
“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, hotel operations, 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.”
Returning to his home country from his most recent Four Seasons assignments in Dubai and a round-the-world career in luxury hospitality, general manager Lorenzo Maraviglia leads a dedicated team that is writing a new chapter in the history of San Domenico Palace.
“We are delighted to reopen in summer, Taormina’s high season, so that we can welcome our guests for a uniquely Sicilian holiday experience.
“Taormina’s landmarks are at our doorstep, and the ancient Greek Theatre is a stroll away as are countless other historic sites to discover, endless countryside for scenic hikes,