In the heart of Verona, a grand hotel that combines the Art Nouveau style of its early days with the symbols of the City of Love, from the Arena di Verona and Shakespeare's theater to the artworks of the greatest 20th century artists that are exhibited in its rooms.
Located a few steps from the Arena di Verona in Corso di Porta Nuova, the history of Hotel Indigo Verona – Grand Hotel Des Arts begins in the 1920s as the majestic residence of the Austrian noble Reichenbach family, until 1945 when it was transformed into a hotel with the name of Grand Hotel des Arts.
Always at the center of social life in Verona, in 2019 the hotel was acquired by the HNH Hospitality group, under the Hotel Indigo® brand, and the following year it reopened in great style after a renovation that aimed to keep the original architectural features of the building intact.
In Hotel Indigo Verona – Grand Hotel Des Arts centuries of art, history, and traditions get together in armony, yet reinterpreted in a contemporary key.
Thus the hotel still retains its vocation linked to the arts and in particular to the synergies with the most important cultural institutions of the city, first of all Arena di Verona. The restyling, developed in collaboration with THDP studio, based in Turin and London, was, in fact, inspired by the main symbols of the city, as can be seen in the original reception decorated with panels that refer to the theatrical backdrops and motifs that depict both the arches of the Arena and of Juliet’s terrace.
All around, various works are exhibited, starting from the sculpture “Disco in the form of a desert rose” by Arnaldo Pomodoro which welcomes guests at the entrance, up to the ones of great masters of the twentieth century such as Ciardi, Cascella, Minguzzi, Manzù, Purificato, Murer, Arnoldi and many others, in a sort of widespread art gallery that is always in the making.
On the occasion of the important anniversary of the Arena di Verona Opera Festival, which in 2023 celebrates 100 years of global successes, Hotel Indigo Verona – Grand Hotel Des Arts has also created a partnership with the Radio Museum. The institution lent various memorabilia related to the history of opera that are now on display in the common areas of the hotel until September.
The exhibition includes the work inspired by the painting His Master’s Voice which represents a Jack Russell Terrier intent on listening to the sounds coming from the trumpet of a phonograph, which later became the logo of the homonymous record company, the stage costumes of the Veronese tenors Nino Ederle and Giuseppe Lugo, up to posters and promotional sphinxes of Aida, the symbol par excellence of Verona cultural programming.
Even Arya Bar & Mixology, Bistrot and Bar the beating heart of the hotel, is inspired by the arts, as can be seen from its spectacular counter, adorned with frames recovered from old paintings, or from the large carpet inspired by the Capulet Garden mentioned in the Shakespearean masterpiece Romeo and Juliet. Here, the team of bartenders takes care of delighting guests with the aperitif ritual, maybe choosing from the cocktails list that pays tribute to the main Operas, such as the Ethiopian Princess, Violetta or Va, Pensiero, to be served also in the renovated internal garden of the hotel.
Hotel Indigo Verona – Grand Hotel Des Arts offers 62 rooms of different types (Standard, Premium and Suite) equipped with all comforts, some of which with private terraces, also decorated with details linked to the history of the city, such as the original bed headboards that recall the heart-shaped battlements of the Castelvecchio bridge, the landscape frescoes by Veronese, or the arches of the Arena di Verona.
Breakfast is served in a large room furnished like a “museum”, with works of art inspired by nature and beautiful landscapes on the walls. For those who prefer it, guests can also book room or take away service.
From the concierge service to the business corner up to convenient both public and private discounted parkings located close to the hotel, there are many services that make Hotel Indigo Verona – Grand Hotel Des Arts a favorite in Verona. The perfect starting point for enjoying the city’s many attractions such as, ça va sans dire, an evening at the Opera in the Arena di Verona, one of the oldest and best preserved Roman amphitheaters in the world.
The Reichenbach family, of Jewish origin, was forced to leave Verona during the Second World War due to the racial laws, hence the decision to transform the house into a hotel. A positive sign of destiny, today Hotel Indigo Verona – Grand Hotel Des Arts is a passionate promotor of Verdi’s art and, in particular, of its opera Nabucco, scheduled for this summer at the Arena, which narrates, praising the freedom of peoples, the deportation of the Jewish people to Babylon.
Hotel Indigo Verona – Grand Hotel Des Arts
C.so Porta Nuova 105
Tel. +39 045 595600
From 160 euro, breakfast included, rate subject to promo and seasonality