Opened on the 2nd of June 1965, IL PELLICANO was built to commemorate the love of the British army pilot, Michael Graham, and the American jet setter, Patsy Daszel, who chose this impervious spot on the Argentario peninsula to build a secluded resort reminiscent of Pelican Point, the Californian promontory where they had first met years before. Having searched all Europe for a place, which was as striking and strong as their love was deep, they eventually found the answer when a common friend, Prince Tinti Borghese, introduced them to a stretch of cliffs overlooking the sea in the midst of the magnificent nature of Monte Argentario. Once again it was love at first sight. The rugged cliffs and wild nature of this unexplored bay offered the perfect background for their love and the perfect location in which to establish a select club for their guests such as Charlie Chaplin, Henry Fonda, Gianni Agnelli, Slim Aarons, and all the European Royalty. A regular guest of the Graham’s, and also a friend, was Roberto Scio, a charismatic Italian business man who loved the place so much that he ended up buying the property in 1979. IL PELLICANO was home to the Grahams and is still home to Mr Scio and his guests. Forty years later, IL PELLICANO is a world famous hotel, more with the flair of a private home. Roberto Scio’ developed such a passion for beautiful and unique properties that he bought another historic mansion in 1980, the LA POSTA VECCHIA, which once had belonged to the Getty family, and transformed it into a beautiful hotel in 1990.
THE HOTEL IL PELLICANO is located in a spot in which peace and tranquillity reign supreme and still offers dreamlike
views of the unspoiled waters of the Tuscan coast. Composed of six cottages and a central structure, IL PELLICANO is more a cluster of villas than a traditional hotel, with 35 rooms, 5 junior suites and 10 deluxe suites surrounded by century-old olive trees, cypresses and fragrant Mediterranean flora. The central body of the hotel complex offers a pleasant succession of Tuscan-style corridors, vaulted ceilings, recesses and passages, where also the reception, the bar, the Michelin starred IL PELLICANO Restaurant, LA CANTINA wine cellar and the conference room are located. Also part of the main structure, is the completely new PELLICLUB health & beauty center with a Roman style steam bath Calidarium, and four treatment rooms for the most advanced and pampering body and face treatments, hairdressing service and state of the art work-out equipment. The boutique, right next to the PELLICLUB carries a great selection of gowns, swimsuits, jewellery and accessories of the hippest designers. Stepping down towards the sea, all’aperto bar and restaurant serves enjoyable grill and buffet lunch and romantic dinners. An outdoor heated salt water swimming pool, overlooking the Argentario coast, offers relaxing days in the sun and a nearby lift leads to the hotel’s private beach.
The hotel is in a perfect location to cater the most diverse activities. For nearby shopping strolls Capalbio, Orbetello, Porto Ercole or Porto Santo Stefano are good bets, and day trips to Rome or Florence offer more opportunities. A visit to the islands of Giglio, Giannutri and the Tuscan archipelago or the magic Maremma countryside to admire the numerous Medieval villages are just as much worth the trip. Also the 17 th century Spanish fortresses overlooking the bay within which the IL PELLICANO is located, as well as Orbetello town, the Feniglia beach and the WWF natural reserve famous for its pink flamingos.
IL PELLICANO RESTAURANT & BAR 1 star Michelin
Antonio Guida, joined IL PELLICANO in 2002 and obtained the first Michelin star for IL PELLICANO restaurant in 2004, thanks to his top quality Mediterranean cuisine, using predominantly fresh local ingredients from the hotel’s herb and vegetable garden, and fresh fish from local waters. The refined atmosphere enhanced by the spectacular view on the sea and stunning surroundings of the Argentario region, makes it the perfect place for a cocktail and dinner on the magnificent terrace with live-jazz entertainment.
all’aperto GRILL & BAR
The all’aperto outdoor restaurant and bar offers, during warmer months, light lunches and dinners serving typical Tuscan specialities from the grill, and a wide range of local fish, meat, salads and regional dishes. Located on the spacious terrace of the hotel, overlooking the heated swimming pool, with a stunning view on the sea and the entire bay, it magically changes atmosphere from day to night, transforming from informal beach-like environment, to the most romantic setting. LA CANTINA - WINE CELLAR
The wine cellar offers over 800 labels ranging from the most refined Italian wines to the best international cru as well as a fine selection of the most prestigious spirits and cigars. Wine lovers may participate in daily appointment with the hotel’s starred sommeliers who can present some of the best wines, illustrate local wine production techniques and offer hints and suggestions about the best ways to store and rate wines.
PELLICLUB health & beauty
The PELLICLUB, the hotel’s health and beauty center, recently renovated, offers sophisticated spaces for precious treatments. In its refurbishment it was restyled to convey an authentic fifties beach-house atmosphere, that blends in with the legendary hotel. For complete indulgence in body and face massages, peelings and exfoliations, which are as much part of the program as hydrating, toning, slimming and relaxing treatments as well as addition of innovative technology and highly advanced cosmetic products. Personalized beauty regimen days that combine face and body treatments are offered on a tailor-made basis. Especially the “sun program” can be appreciated, after having taken a swim and sun bathing in the midst of the magnificent nature of Monte Argentario. The PELLICLUB offers a wide array of pampering treatments designed to restore energy, clear the mind, rejuvenate and balance, in an environment that delights all senses and combines nature with luxury.
The beauty parlor is the place where you can find the type of treatment and styling you desire: from manicure/pedicure and essential oil scalp treatments to a simple shampoo and blow dry.
The Roman Steam Bath called Calidarium built with the famous Italian Bisazza gold and marble square tiles offers soothing moments for body and mind. Warm aromatic steam purifies and relaxes the muscles, and prepares the skin for both beautifying face and body treatments.
Wellness & cardio fitness area
A true oasis of pleasure for fitness fans. State-of-the-art equipment is positioned right in front of the sea, for enjoyable work-outs. The cardio fitness area is equipped with Cardio Wave, Run Excite™ Bike Excite™, Recline, Synchro Chest Press, Shoulder Press a free weights.
Created for the sophisticated, distinguished guest of refined tastes, the boutique is a small showroom of Italian and international creativity offering suits and dresses, jewelry, handbags and other accessories, beauty products and swimwear.
OLIVES MEETING ROOM
Located in the main structure of the hotel, the conference room can accommodate up to 50 participants theatre style or 25 U shape. Fitted with state-of-the-art technology and the most advanced security systems, the conference room offers an unusual and relaxing environment for top management meetings, while the adjacent terrace overlooking the splendid parkland surrounding the hotel allows coffee breaks to be served outdoors.
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IL PELLICANO Restaurant, 1 Star Michelin all’aperto Restaurant, (Tuscan Open Grill, informal) LA CANTINA - Wine cellar with over 800 labels Bars & piano bar (in the hall and near the swimming pool)
& beauty (treatments & massages, coiffeur, fitness, calidarium, boutique)
Heated salt-water swimming pool Private rocky beach accessible also by lift Complimentary tennis court OLIVES Meeting Room (50 people theatre style or 25 U shape) Room service from 7.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. Laundry and dry cleaning service Complimentary indoor garage parking Complimentary internet access in room and two desktop computers in the hall - WIFI Complimentary copy of daily newspaper Shoe shine service Check-in time: 3.00 pm Check-out time: 12.00 pm Car-hire and private car service Private boat excursions and water sports Horseback riding and Polo The ARGENTARIO GOLF CLUB 18 holes golf course (only 15 minutes drive away)
“1st among the 100 Best Southern European Hotels”, Condé Nast Traveler Nov. 2008 “6th among the Top 100 Best Hotels in the World”, Condé Nast Traveler Nov. 2008 “8th of Top 20 International Hideaways”, Andrew Harper Readers' Choice 2008 Awards “Among the World’s Best Hotels”, Travel & Leisure 2008 “One Star Michelin IL PELLICANO Restaurant”, Michelin Guide 2008 “Second Best Hotel in Europe for Food”, Condé Nast Traveller 2007
ACCESS & POSITION
BY CAR: Aurelia State Road (SS 1), exit Orbetello, then find road sign to Porto Ercole village. Drive through the village and continue towards the uphill panoramic road along the coast for 4km until the entrance of the Hotel IL PELLICANO.
“Roma Termini” railway station (2 hours). “Pisa Centrale” railway station (2 hours). BY PLANE: “Leonardo da Vinci“ Rome Fiumicino airport (150 km). “Rome Ciampino” airport (160 km). “Galileo Galilei” Pisa airport (205 km). “Amerigo Vespucci” Florence airport (200 km). BY BOAT: Civitavecchia harbour (84 km). Livorno harbour (185 km).
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IL PELLICANO Hotel
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