Strong roots - The Hotel Belvedere Locarno
The Belvedere Locarno towers high above the popular holiday resort of Lake Maggiore. The four-star superior hotel has been a constant part of the Ticino landscape for 128 years and attracts many regular guests to the south of Switzerland. The hotel's close links to the locality and deliberate cultivation of local strengths are the key to its success.
This traditional hotel has a total of 90 rooms and suites, and the guests who stay here are in the capable hands of Director Michele Rinaldini and his 60-strong team. The hotelier, who was born in Como (Italy), has more than 25 years' experience in the international hotel trade and started managing the hotel in 2017. Like everyone else, he is passionate about the roots that have been put down over the decades. “We are firmly anchored in Locarno. Many of our guests come from the surrounding area and we have strong ties to the local market. Whenever someone has a reason to celebrate – whether it be a company event, a family get-together or a Christmas party – they head straight for the Belvedere. For buffets or à la carte dining and whatever the scale of the event, we are always the first port of call.” For this reason, the hotel focuses intensively on this area of its business