The hotel was originally built as a private villa in 1889 by the aristocratic Costa family of Corsica.
Imperiale Palace: the Grand Hotel in the bay of Portofino.
One of the most luxurious hotels on the whole of the Italian Riviera, for over a century the Imperiale Palace has been the focus of Santa Margherita Ligure glamorous social whirl and high-profile cultural events.
At the beginning of the 1900's royals, aristocrats, divas and intellectuals came to this splendid Belle époque property on the Italian Riviera for their holiday.
Today, a century later, the peace enveloping the private park, the elegance of the historic Liberty style building, and the crystal clear water of Santa Margherita Ligure are still the same and the Imperiale Palace is still one of the most prestigious hotels in Liguria.
Imperiale Palace Hotel is the ideal getaway for those who seek comfort, elegance and style, a refuge offering high level services, vicinity with famous resorts such as Portofino, Rapallo, Camogli, Sestri Levante and Genoa.