Grand Hotel Savoia Cortina opens for the summer season in the Dolomites, Italy

NESTLED amidst the majestic peaks of the Dolomites in Italy, the Grand Hotel Savoia Cortina stands as a testament to timeless elegance and unrivalled hospitality. Situated in the picturesque town of Cortina d’Ampezzo, this magnificent property has long been regarded as a premier destination for discerning travellers seeking a luxurious retreat in the heart of nature’s grandeur.

The hotel is open for an Alpine Summer, with the recommended visiting window from June to October, where a warming sun reflects off the surrounding mountains.

With its rich history dating back to the early 20th century, the Grand Hotel Savoia Cortina exudes an air of opulence and charm; with film stars including Ernest Hemmingway, Brigitte Bardot and Frank Sinatra all having made a guest appearance.

Grand Hotel Savoia Cortina

Grand Savoia Cortina, Photograph by Francesca Polizzi

Meticulously restored to its former glory, the hotel seamlessly blends classic architecture with contemporary comforts, providing guests with an unforgettable experience. The moment one steps into the lobby, they are greeted by a warm ambiance and breath-taking views of the surrounding mountain peaks, especially the beautiful colours of enrosadira, at every gaze.

The hotel offers a range of exquisite accommodations, each thoughtfully designed to offer a sanctuary of relaxation and indulgence. From elegant suites adorned with plush furnishings to cosy rooms with panoramic vistas, every detail has been carefully curated to ensure utmost comfort and style.

The Grand Hotel Savoia Cortina is not only a haven for luxury, but also a culinary paradise. Its renowned restaurants showcase the finest flavours of the region, featuring gourmet Italian cuisine crafted from locally sourced ingredients. Guests can savour the delectable dishes while soaking in the awe-inspiring vistas that surround the dining views.

Guests can enjoy the gastronomic delights at the Ristorante Savoy; chic but casual, operated by Chef Luigi Sarsano. After a long day of skiing or simply relaxing in the hot tub head to the 1224 Terrazza Bar Lounge for live music sessions, jazz evenings, and DJ sets for cocktail hours. Pizza Palace offers a on the go service a wonderful option for those looking for a quick, tasty, and rewarding bite.

Classic Dishes, Photograph courtesy of Dolomite Mountains

Hikers enjoying the view, Photograph courtesy of Dolomite Mountains

The all-important “Best of the Alps” Golf Cup brings international players to Cortina in September and the Queen of Taste is a highlight over two days when a food festival celebrates local cuisines, an opportunity to experience traditional and local cuisines.

For those seeking rejuvenation, the hotel’s wellness centre provides a tranquil oasis. With a comprehensive range of spa treatments, a heated indoor pool, and a state-of-the-art-fitness centre, guests can pamper their bodies and minds after a day of outdoor adventures.

If relaxing and winding down is favoured join in with the TEDX returns to Cortina on August 25th for its annual coming together to share the spirit of ideas worth spreading and during August, Cortina 4 Pets and Il Cane Istruito bring a variety of activities for owners and their dogs to Cortina, including yoga, wildlife and wellness advice.

Grand Hotel Savoia Mountain View

Beyond the hotel’s doors, the Dolomites beckon travellers to explore their natural wonders. From exhilarating skiing and snowboarding in the winter to thrilling hiking and mountain biking in the summer, the region offers a plethora of outdoor activities for all enthusiasts.

Activities include a Dolomiti Safari Ski Tour, Ski Mountaineering and mountain biking through enchanting trails, with more activities to choose from upon arrival.

Cyclist taking in the views, Photograph courtesy of Dolomite Mountains

Mountain Climbers, Photograph courtesy of Dolomite Mountains

Coppa d’Oro delle Dolomiti

At the Grand Hotel Savoia this summer you can experience a multitude of social and cultural events. The iconic classic car race, the Coppa d’Oro delle Dolomiti runs from the 20th to 23rd July. An event organises by the Automobile Club di Belluno and the Automobile Club d’Italia (with the collaboration of the ACI Storico Club and ACI Sport). Winter Olympics started here in 1956 adding to the rich history of the Alps, and will return on February 2nd – 22nd 2026.

Enjoy art, shopping and museums devoted to the 20th century Italian art and the region’s WWI history. Scheduled for July 7th to 9th this year, in collaboration with the Municipality of Cortina d’Ampezzo, “Cortina for Us” organises the Cortina Design Weekend, dedicated to local design and sustainability.

Whether seeking an enchanting winter escape or a breath-taking summer getaway, the Grand Hotel Savoia in the Dolomites promises an unforgettable experience. Its timeless charm, impeccable service, idyllic setting makes it a true gem among the alpine resorts, capturing the hearts of travellers from around the world.

by Amber Backhouse

Grand Hotel Savoia Cortina D’ampezzo, A Radisson Collection Hotel

Via Roma 62, Cortina D’ Ampezzo, Belluno (Bl) , 32043 Cortina D’ Ampezzo, Italy

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