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Grande Bretagne in Bellagio

Marriott has signed an agreement to refurbish the former Hotel Grande Bretagne in Bellagio to open in 2026 as the Ritz-Carlton Lake Como.

Bellagio is one of the most beautiful towns in this wonderful part of the world as it sits on a promontory of land between the two arms of Lake Como.

Its hotel scene lacks points options although Marriott does already have a Sheraton located near Cernobbio.

The Ritz-Carlton will feature 59 guestrooms and 46 suites, including two Ritz-Carlton suites, framing views of the lake.

Facilities will include a spa with an indoor pool, restaurants, and meeting and event spaces, besides a meditation garden, walking trail, outdoor swimming pool and private boat dock.

The historic Belle Époque Hotel Grande Bretagne opened in 1850.

The property fell into disuse at the end of the last century and has since been acquired by the Galbusera family with a vision to restore the former hotel through an extensive restoration and expansion project.

Spanning four acres, the regeneration scheme will involve a conservative restoration and rebranding of the property with the utmost respect for the historical significance of the building. 

The Ritz-Carlton, Bellagio will be located within a 15-minute stroll of popular tourist attractions such as Punta Spartivento, Villa Melzi and the gardens of Parco Villa Serbelloni.

Lake Como is located a 90-minute drive from Milan’s Malpensa International Airport.

Guide: Marriott Bonvoy

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