The Ritz-Carlton Brand Comes to the Shores of Lake Como
Marriott International will bring The Ritz-Carlton brand to Italy through a significant conversion of the former Hotel Grande Bretagne in Bellagio. The property is located at Lake Como, one of Italy’s most coveted destinations.
Expected to open in 2026, the waterfront property is slated to offer 59 guestrooms and 46 suites, including two Ritz-Carlton suites, featuring beautiful views of the lake and luxurious furnishings. Resort facilities are anticipated to include a destination spa complete with an indoor pool, casual and fine dining restaurants, and more. Extensive parkland and gardens will reflect the typical landscaping of the country’s Lombardy region and are expected to feature a meditation garden, historical walking trail, large outdoor swimming pool, and private boat dock to allow guests effortless access to other renowned destinations on the lake.
Situated just outside the charming village of Bellagio, which sits on a promontory of land between the two arms of Lake Como, the historic Belle Époque Hotel Grande Bretagne was one of the destination’s very first and most distinguished luxury hotels when it opened in 1850. Spread over a 16,500 square meter estate, the renovation will be the most notable hospitality development project in the Lake Como area in recent years and will involve a complete conservative restoration and reimagining of the property within the historical significance of the building.
The Ritz-Carlton, Bellagio will be strategically located within a fifteen-minute walk of the main tourist attractions in Bellagio such as Punta Spartivento, Villa Melzi and the gardens of Parco Villa Serbelloni. Lake Como is one of the most popular destinations in Italy, famed for its dramatic backdrops and charming towns and magnificent villas. The destination is easily accessible from Milan’s Malpensa International Airport in just ninety minutes by car.