Guests are enchanted by the hotel's history and its cosy, delicate interior. The Esplanade can trace its roots back to the beginning of the 20th century: established as a nursing home, it was later turned into a prestigious hotel.After just a few years it became so famous that in the autumn of 1925 the German delegation chose it as the venue for the Locarno Peace Pact.During the 50s and 60s it achieved renown as one of the most highly regarded hotels in Locarno, one where famous guests, including politicians and artists could often be found. In 1993 the hotel became a SPA hotel.
The ESPLANADE HOTEL RESORT & SPA****S, majestic and elegant, situated above Minusio, a sun-kissed peaceful residential area of Locarno, in lush, exotic grounds. Just 300 m from Lago Maggiore, in Switzerland.It is a very elegant location, which though easily reached, is away from the hustle and bustle of Locarno, Ascona and Lugano.
A Mediterranean style building dating back to the beginning of the last century, replete with retro charm. The hotel has recently been renovated to the highest bio-architectural standards and the interior is modern and aesthetically striking.Large windows allow guests to enjoy the sun's light and energy, creating direct contact with nature.
Although the lobby area is small, the classic decoration and the cosy seating areas give a very welcoming feel.