Ritz-Carlton will open on Lake Como in 2026
Ritz-Carlton lands on Lake Como, thanks to an agreement between Marriott International and Grimit and through the conversion of the former Hotel Grande Bretagne in Bellagio. Colliers Italia acted as advisor to the property. The building will offer 59 rooms and 46 suites, including two Ritz-Carlton suites, with lake views. The resort facilities will include a SPA complete with an indoor pool, restaurants, and spaces for meetings and events. Parks and gardens will reflect the landscape and should include a meditation garden, historic trail, outdoor pool and private dock to allow guests easy access to other lakeside locations. It is scheduled to open in 2026. The historic Belle Époque Hotel Grande Bretagne was one of the first luxury hotels on Lake Como, when it opened in 1850. In disuse since the turn of the last century, it was acquired by the Galbusera family . Covering an area of 16,500 m2, the redevelopment will involve a complete conservative restoration and a revisitation of the property with respect for the historical significance of the building. The new Ritz-Carlton will be a five-minute walk from the main tourist attractions of Bellagio such as Punta Spartivento, Villa Melzi and the gardens of Villa Serbelloni Park.
Marco Comensoli, Head of Hotels & Leisure at Colliers Italia: “The arrival of the Ritz-Carlton for the first time in Italy, right in Bellagio, makes Lake Como even more attractive. It was necessary to identify a manager who, with his own brand, was able to make the most of a prestigious property located in one of the highest-level tourist destinations in the world. With this goal in mind, we supported the property throughout the process, from developing the business model to negotiating the hotel management contract."
Emanuele Galbusera, President of Grimit: "As a family, we are deeply rooted in the beautiful area of Lake Como and we are incredibly proud to bring the Ritz-Carlton brand to Bellagio. Our entrepreneurial spirit has made our family and our company Lampre the European leader in the pre-coated laminate sector and we will be very proud to bring the same dedication and passion to this extraordinary Project”.