Grand Hotel Excelsior 1908 – 2008 … The legend lives on
Hotel Excelsior, on Saturday August 2nd, 2008. In a hot summer night, the most spectacular local event of the last decade took place on the Lido island. A centenary celebration with more than 1.200 guests recalled the famous opening event of the Hotel Excelsior on July 21st, 1908.
Celebration handled the entire property from the private beach to the prestigious hall of the hotel. The "Belle Epoque" spectacle was conducted by worldwide artists and entertainers: Berber horsemen rode on the beach in the middle of burning flames, light-water-game blazing in the swimming-pool, fireworks, tap-dancers and belly dancers with snakes.
On the terrace, Strauss was played by a waltzer orchestra. In the Stucchi ballroom, Nossa Alma Canta delighted the youngest generations. The Hotel Excelsior celebrated its first hundred years of history. History made of success and celebrities who occupied its moorish styling rooms overlooking the sea.
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