The Parkhotel Laurin is the Grand Hotel par excellence located in the center of Bolzano. With over 100 of history it represents the ideal destination for both business and leisure travelers. The more than 100 rooms and suites, enriched with original paintings by artists of the twentieth century, offer guests a stay of class and the many initiatives and events fill the walls of this historic building creating a unique atmosphere.
Parkhotel Laurin History
Built in the years 1909/10 in a luxuriant park of 4000 square meters. from the Staffler family, the hotel was inaugurated in 1910, after only one year of construction.
Small but brilliant innovations such as sophisticated methods of compression for lifts, effective fire protection systems and light signals in all the rooms made the structure at the forefront of the European scene of the hotel industry, attracting from the early years of its existence illustrious figures of the Habsburg Empire and of the German principalities as the Austrian heir to the throne Francesco Ferdinando with his wife Sophia Hohenburg, the archduke Karl. Subsequently also Vittorio Emanuele III and Benito Mussolini yielded to the charme of Laurin, fascinated by the reserved hospitality, by the class and by the professionalism that distinguish this fabulous residence.
During the First World War the building became the headquarters of the Austro-Hungarian army command which in 1918 replaced the headquarters of the Italian forces that had occupied South Tyrol in the meantime.
Restored from the damage suffered during the war conflict from the 1920s, it became a popular destination for German tourists and in these years luxury baths and modern comforts were added to the rooms.
The dark years of the war came back and with them the damage due to the bombings, but they failed to bring down the passion and instinct to rebuild the Staffler family. After only three years from the end of the conflict, the rooms and rooms of the Laurin restored to their original splendor began to welcome the guests. Bolzano had now become a vital and dynamic industrial city and Laurin consequently became a meeting point for numerous national and international businessmen.
To meet the modern needs of tourists, in the early '90s the Staffler family decided for a complete renovation that will enhance its architectural soul. The Liberty style is the essence on which the touches of contemporary design are laid out both in the rooms and in the convention center.
The entire structure is a combination of creative synthesis and respect for the restored period furniture, where art and history intertwine inextricably. In every room, in fact, there is an artistic expressiveness from the early twentieth century up to the present day. Here then we can find works on paper by Tyrolean artists such as Paul Flora, Max Weiler, Wilfred Kirschl, or works on multiple sheets of artists such as Manzù, Veronesi, Mattioli, Santomaso and others. There is no shortage of contemporary artists such as Gotthard Bonell, Mario Dall'O and Libby Byers.
From breakfast to elegant dinner, the Parkhotel Laurin's restaurant welcomes anyone who wants to cross the horizon of taste: chef Manuel Astuto and his team offer a culinary variety of flavors and colors, where regional ingredients are combined with exotic specialties quality.