This week’s excursion took us on two lovely hotel tours. The first one we saw was the Crowne Plaza, Stabie Sorrento Coast. It was very nice but nothing about it was too spectacular. The location was phenomenal with a perfect view of Mt. Vesuvius and ample outside space to appreciate the view. All of the 150 hotel guest rooms had some sort of water view, whether it is partial or waterfront. There are 4 meeting rooms, with mobile walls and the most advanced AV technology.
Our guide, Luca also included a little history of the Crowne Plaza, this particular location was opened as a resort in June of 2004. Luca continued to tell us how Crowne Plaza is changing their image, repositioning the brand with a strategy hoping to move ahead in the industry. They are making changes in their service and logo, but the facilities themselves will not be altered.
Luca also left us with some inspiration as we head into the industry, “Every day is a challenge Every day is exciting.”
The second hotel we toured was of a much higher scale. Il San Pietro di Positano is a 5 star luxury resort with facilities to die for! When we first drove up on the bus, there was no hotel in sight, soon enough we were informed that we just pulled into the parking lot, on top of the hotel. We climbed down a flight of stairs and were in awe of the beauty and detail of this location. They have a very respected cliental and the only elevator that functions all the way down to the beach. Apparently this elevator is a huge addition to the hotels facility, when George Clooney stays at the hotel, or just visits for any reason, he comes from the water discretely on a boat, parks it on hotel property and takes the elevator up without being seen by one photographer.
The photos above are of this hotel but give justice to the beautiful garden, restaurant, and lobby.