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Bellevue Hotel

Practice on:

Hospitality excellence in natural protected areas.

Practical details:
NUTS 1: ITCNORD-OVEST
NUTS 2: ITC2 Valle d'Aosta/Vallée d'Aoste
Start date: 1925
Type of initiative:  private
Description of the practice:

Hospitality excellence combined with traditional and local values.


The Bellevue Hotel is an independent family run 4-star-hotel, affiliated to the Relais & Chateaux trademark. It has a 1 Michelin star restaurant. In addition to the hotel development the owners have enlarged, through the time, their activities’ volume. They have opened new tourist and trade facilities in the Gran Paradiso National Park.

The hotel is situated in the centre of Cogne, a little town surrounded by the snow-capped mountains of the Gran Paradiso National Park. The hotel guestrooms are furnished in traditional mountain style and hundreds of pieces of traditional furniture and pottery belonging to the family collection are displayed everywhere in the hotel.  The family owns different kind of restaurants in Cogne: the Gourmet dell'Hotel Bellevue, the Terrazza restaurant,the Bar à Fromage and the Brasserie du Bon Bec and the hotel  restaurant Le Petit restaurant. At Hotel Bellevue's "Valheureusa" wellness center, the water is used in a number of both traditional and contemporary spa therapies. Massages, mud packs, and rituals performed using wine and milk are just some of the treatments featured on the center's extensive spa menu. Facilities include saunas, Turkish baths, a hydromassage pool, and even a small alpine lake.

The Bellevue Hotel experience proves that it is possible, in natural areas too, to realize hospitality excellence models combining them with local values. First of all, the business was able to reach high levels of offered services. Secondly, it has enlarged the offer system, adding a shop selling various products and other restaurant activities. It therefore succeeded in combining the sustainability of an independent hotel structure having a limited number of rooms with a volume of business sufficient to afford the necessary investments for the development on an international scale.

Evidence of success
Biological/biodiversity values:

Located in the territory of the Gran Paradiso National Park, in front of the Sant'Orso meadow.

Visual impact and recreational value:

Wellness.

Cultural heritage:

Local and family traditions.

Environmental impact:

Attention payed to environment and pollution.

Economic viability:

Turnover: 3,000,000 euros.

Transferability:
This practice is transferable in other European regions.

Contact details:
Name: BELLEVUE HOTEL
Organisation: Roullet family
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Website: http://www.hotelbellevue.it


Completed on: 30.08.2011
Date added: 9.9.2011  Hits: 193
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