Dear *|FIRSTNAME|*, An Italian off the beaten path destination not to be missed.

We are proud to present this next issue in our series focusing on the people, culture and communities that make up our diverse Waterstone Collection. Throughout the series we will continue to introduce you to people who are passionate ambassadors for their local cultures and communities. In this edition we focus on the Royal Hotel Sanremo's General Manager and Director of Sales and Marketing, Marco Sarlo and Marianne Dorsch. Sitting directly opposite the Ligurian Sea, the Royal Hotel Sanremo exudes a timeless charm.

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“If you have had the good fortune to meet Marco Sarlo and Marianne Dorsch of the Royal Hotel Sanremo you already know that Marco is the quintessentially charming Italian GM and Marianne, his wife, is the very energetic and efficient Director of Sales and Marketing. Together they make a perfect team. 
Working with them both now for several years, I have seen up close their respect for the craft of hospitality and their solidarity with the travel community. As advisors who have visited the Royal Hotel Sanremo will attest, they are the consummate hosts as they effortlessly exhibit the hospitality that comes naturally to them. 
You can entrust your clients to Marco and Marianne -- Mr. and Mrs. Sanremo  -- without a care. They know everyone on the Riviera of Flowers and can open all the right doors.” 

 — Marcelo Vazquez
President & CEO, Waterstone

First put on the map by Italian nobility some 150 years ago, the Royal Hotel Sanremo has hosted a discerning clientele ever since. It remains the focal point of the Sanremo hospitality scene and is the most luxurious and sought-after property in this northwest corner of Italy, offering a wealth of amenities and experiences to today’s sophisticated travelers.

The Royal Hotel is the perfect stop for travelers wishing to cap their vacation with a proper beach experience (one with a decidedly Italian flair), and with Nice airport just a 45 minute drive away, it is an ideal place to book for a pre or post cruise stay. It also serves as an excellent base from which to explore the charming, medieval villages that dot the Ligurian countryside.

Elegant Sanremo itself is a mostly pedestrian town where guests can enjoy numerous attractions at walking distance from the resort. Active guests can play a game of tennis, take a swim at the sandy beach just in front of the hotel, venture out along the scenic 24km coastal cycling and jogging path, take advantage of the many treatments offered by the Royal Wellness spa, or simply lounge by the heated, seawater pool. The year-round mild climate allows you to enjoy numerous other outdoor leisure activities as well, such as yachting, horseback riding and golfing. (The picturesque “Circolo Golf degli Ulivi” is just a few minutes away and offers discounted green fees for hotel guests.) And those guests who prefer shopping to sport will find that Sanremo is home to both The Luxury Outlet Mall Sanremo and some of the best town markets in all of Italy.

1. After enjoying our heated sea water swimming pool, enjoy a relaxing afternoon at Royal Wellness and treat yourself to a candlelit dinner on the terrace in the intimacy of the park overlooking the sea. An unforgettable day!

2. Experience Sanremo by venturing out on one of our exclusive excursions. Try a walking tour with wine and olive oil tastings, take a walk to ‘Pigna Sanremo’, our nearby medieval village, or visit the towns of Dolceacqua, Apricale or Triora (famous for the witch trials of the 1500’s!) that are a bit further afield. Our tailor-made experiences are arranged by our Experience Designer, and further details can be found here.

3. Take in the nearby olive oil museum in Imperia (30 minute drive) followed by a tasting of the best Ligurian olive oil.

4. Shop at The Mall Luxury Outlet Sanremo to find the perfect Italian designer gift to bring home.

5. Spend the day in southern France -- the French Riviera, Monte-Carlo and Monaco are just 30 minutes away!

Travel Advisor Contact: Arianna Canavese  |  +39 01845391 

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Lynne Partridge
Vice President
Marcelo Vazquez
President & CEO