Located in the heart of Bologna, in front of the Cathedral and a few steps from Piazza Maggiore, the Grand Hotel Majestic "already Baglioni" has always been appreciated as a symbol of hospitality made in Italy.
Grand Hotel Majestic History
The Grand Hotel Majestic, formerly Baglioni, is housed in an 18th-century building, in Via Indipendenza, in the center of Bologna. The building, designed by architect Alfonso Torreggiani at the wish of Pope Benedict XIV, was born as an archiepiscopal seminary, and was transformed into a hotel in 1912. At that time Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, founder of the Futurist movement, the first Italian historical avant-garde of nine hundred, he regularly frequented the hotel: in the night between 20 and 21 March 1914 he organized a famous show-blitz, exposing the works of Giorgio Morandi, Severo Pozzati, Giacomo Vespignani, Osvaldo Licini, Mario Bacchelli.
During the Second World War, October 18, 1944, in an attempt to hit a Nazi commando stationed in Baglioni, the partisans of the Brigade 7 Groups of Patriotic Action placed a case of TNT near the hotel, destroying the central part of the building and part of the facade. During the 1950s and the following decades, the hotel was the subject of maintenance and restoration work, and reopened only in 1987, under the guidance of the Bolognese entrepreneur Mario Bandiera. In 2010 the hotel was taken over by the Duetorrihotels group.
The hotel boasts of the most luxurious rooms and suites in the city thanks to its wonderful drapes, fabrics, original 18th century paintings, finely polished marbles and mosaics. An impeccable service and the latest technology are in line with the aristocratic sense that the hotel exudes.
Splendid marble floors, white Doric columns and antique golden furniture characterize the rich interiors of the Grand Hotel Majestic. The 109 rooms are the mirror of the classic Italian style, elegance and hospitality and have been enriched with a series of suites and deluxe rooms.
Worthy of note are the ancient frescoes, depicting events in European history, which adorn the ceiling of the restaurant I Carracci, one of the best in Bologna, with a seasonal menu of traditional Bolognese cuisine and innovative fish dishes flanked by a equally extraordinary wines. A favorite with celebrities and businessmen looking for a venue and fine dining, the hotel prides itself on offering the best of Bologna, from gastronomic delights to luxurious surroundings and a privileged location.