Finally after 15 years of being open, one of Italy’s greatest hotels, the Palazzo Sasso, will change its name to the Palazzo Avino in 2013. Once being owned by Giuseppe Avino, the palace is now run by founder Avino’s daughter, Mariella, a graduate of the prestigious Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne Swiss hotel school and former luxury hospitality analyst for HSBC.
The boutique hotel is located on the popular Amalfi Coast, which is now a top choice for luxury travelers. The town of Ravello provides ancient charm of a hilltop Italian village, with a beautiful coastal setting as it overlooks Mediterranean waters. The palace was a twelfth century ruin restored by Avino in the Nineties with a $20 million facelift and features 32 rooms and 11 suites, with an impressive staff to guest ratio of two employees per room. This Italian gem has everything you could want, including a Michelin 2-Star restaurant, a beautiful heated outdoor pool, modern fitness facility, luxury rooms with handmade tiles, antique carpets, and 18th century furniture. In addition, for the beach lovers, it is the only resort in Ravello with its own beach club, 15-minutes away by complimentary shuttle. The club includes a pool, lounge, changing facilities, and another restaurant.
In anticipation of the change some improvements have been made. The addition of the new outdoor bar, and renovation of some room will add comfort to guests during their stay.