It is said that in the early 1900s, two young spouses went to visit their property in Peziè. Romeo Manaigo was intent on building a hotel.
His wife Filomena, fascinated by the beauty of the place from which the entire circle of the Ampezzo Dolomites could be admired, advised her husband to build it there, exclaiming: "We will call it Miramonti". The largest and most prestigious hotel complex in Cortina began its activity in the summer of 1902. The first building consisted of three floors (24 rooms and 38 beds). In 1903 the extension works began and the primitive structure was raised one floor, bringing the accommodation capacity to 60 beds. Since then, year by year, they have continued to improve and expand the buildings, in the continuous modernization and updating of all services. The works that have taken place on the old trunk can be summarized as follows:
- 1906: construction of the current dependence with 58 rooms and 82 beds and part of the dining room. The construction of the electrical unit dates back to the same year.
- 1911: another wing to the north was built with 18 rooms and 27 beds, a dining room and the service rooms were enlarged, while the dependence and the central building were connected by a corridor.
- 1913: the garage was completed and 10 more rooms were built.
- 1924: a new wing was set up, elevators were installed and new halls built.
In the years that followed, the improvements did not stop. The old outhouse was modernized, a fifth floor and a new garage built and, in 1932, a large golf course.
In 1939 all the light signaling systems and telephones in the rooms were finished.
The result was a harmonious complex of buildings, both in the external structure and in the external organic services.
In the 40s, 50s and 60s, terraces and verandas, flower gardens, tennis courts (used for skating in winter), ski fields, ski lifts and a detached seat of the Cortina ski school were completed.
Over the next thirty years, the works have continued to this day. The majesty of the Miramonti Majestic Grand Hotel fits perfectly into the Dolomite environment.
and so, over time, the Miramonti has increasingly become an example of the national and international tourist and hotel tradition as well as a driving force for the economic and social development of the Alpine resort of Cortina.
The Miramonti is a true symbol of hotel hospitality in the Dolomites, it is a place for holidays or business meetings that can hardly be erased from memory.
Majestic, the complex owes its charm to the fusion of elements of different qualities: hospitality, with all its rituals, is a deeply rooted value, human talent, the skilful use of technical tools and unparalleled natural harmonies.
The Miramonti is a true oasis of peace and is now part of the historical memory of Cortina. Having become, for several decades, a symbol of hotel hospitality in the Dolomites, it welcomes yesterday as today the most elite and demanding fringes of the tourist market.
In 1902, when the Miramonti was born, for the borders of a Europe still not redesigned by the First World War, Cortina was not Italian, but only one of the many mountain villages in the immense Austro-Hungarian empire.
Emperor Franz Joseph himself came to rest in Cortina: his name is the first, in the gold register of guests of the Miramonti, then followed by those of the nobles and rich bourgeois who arrived from all over the world. from Umberto di Savoia to Ranieri di Monaco, from Alfonso of Bourbon king of Spain to Krupp steel magnate, from the Shah of Persia to king Faruq of Egypt, from king Leopold of Belgium to general Montgomery, the winner of the battle of el Alamein . The list of starters of the show opens with the great Eleonora Duse to reach the present day through Ingrid Bergman, Clark Gable, Peter Seller, Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren, Gina Lollobrigida, Michele Morgan, Marcello Mastroianni, Alberto Sordi, Natassia Kinsky.
A similar roll of honor has made the Miramonti Majestic Grand Hotel a sort of celebrity museum, capable of celebrating the transition by reliving the present thanks to the ability of the company's managers: a luxury hotel must continually renew itself while retaining its character.
Renewing oneself means rooms and apartments always at their best, and for comfort and technology; but it also means a staff for whom the customer is not just a number, that of his room, but above all a person with his needs and habits to respect. And so here in the "Grill enrose" hotel, restaurant and piano bar where you can end the evening relaxing, after skiing and a swim in the covered and heated swimming pool, or after a game of golf, a six-hole course which is the only one within eighty kilometers.
"A hotel like home"