Turin Palace Hotel
Reopened after years of abandonment, this historical structure next to the main station of the city is an architectural gem that hosts artworks and valuable items, recreating the atmosphere of sober elegance that is one of the distinctive traits of Turin
Aconcentration of Torinese essence, it is elegant, discreet, and sober, created to meet the needs of the first travellers who arrived in the city by train, stopping in the brand- new Porta Nuova station. After years of abandonment, the Turin Palace comes back to life thanks to the intervention of Reale Immobili and the Marzot family, owner of the Spadari hotel at the Duomo and the Gran Duca di York hotel in Milan. « After 150 years, the hotel regains its function and its place in the urban context as a travellers’ landing place in a structure that places them at the centre of all its work » , explains Piero Marzot, director and owner of the hotel, 127 rooms, recently elected by TripAdvisor “Best hotel in Italy” and third “Best hotel in the world” in 2017.
Art, craftsmanship, and territory
The closure of the historical hotel, opened for the first time in 1872, had deprived the city of an essential point of reference, a place woven with the lives of many Torinese people who used to celebrate weddings here, organize meetings, participate in events, and that had always seen it elevate the tone and characterize the landscape of the area around the station. «When we had the opportunity to take over the structure and give it new life, on the one hand we wanted to preserve the main traits that were etched in the memory of the Torinese people, on the other we wanted to recreate an experience as coherent as possible with the spirit of a city that has invested so much in the recovery of its own history», continues Marzot. The new Turin Palace has thus returned to be an important part of Turin, both on an architectural level, thanks to the impressive restructuring work, in which the restyling of the spaces and the interior design choices have remained faithful to the principles that have always inspired the building, sobriety and refinement, and for the hospitality that it guarantees to the visitors of the city, considerably on the rise in recent years. In addition to the close relationship with the territory, another cornerstone of the recovery of this piece of history and landscape of Turin was the will to characterize the hotel as a container of contemporary