Anselmo Ferrario, representative of one of the most famous families in the hotel sector of Salsomaggiore between 19th and 20th centuries, built the Grand Hotel Centrale Bagni, an elegant building in Art Nouveau style. The structure is directly connected to the Terme Dalla Rosa by a glass walkway, which allows guests to access the treatments with outgoing outside. The idea is a symbol of futuristic vision, able to anticipate the spa tourism that will make famous Salsomaggiore Terme.
The hotel immediately hosted illustrious people, including Gabriele D’Annunzio. The famous writer, who came to Salsomaggiore Terme to follow Giuseppina Giorgi Mancini, stayed in the Zanardelli suite and did not give up on the thermal treatments.
The original building expands. First a four-floor building with an L-shaped body was built, then a second structure, orthogonal to the hotel, inside which an allroom was built, with references to the Art Nouveau and Deco Styles.
SAGAS, the company that manages the main hotels in Salsomaggiore Terme, expands the offer of the Grand Hotel Centrale Bagni by creating a thermal department within the structure.
For many years the hotel has hosted important events, including than forty Miss Italy finals, becoming a true symbol of Salsomaggiore.
An important redevelopment project is underway to bring the historic building back to its former glory. The entrance to Via Roma, the heart of the city, is enhanced and the number of rooms grows by 40% thanks to the construction of a fourth floor. The project, designed by the architect Patrizia Poli, involves the construction of two pools, an area dedicated to the thermal baths and SPA, a panoramic solarium, impressive lounges, meeting rooms and a large covered parking.
After five years of work, the hotel reopens to the public with a new name: Grand Hotel Salsomaggiore. Style, harmony, and elegance characterize the rooms; professionalism, courtesy and attention to detail the staff of the structure.