Enchanting and impressive, amazing and glamorous, the Grande Albergo delle Rose, Italian for “Grand Hotel of Roses”, began its glorious course through history on the 24th of May 1927.
The Island of the Knights was acquiring one of its emblematic buildings, created with the ambition “to exude sun and wave like the Aegean Sea”, and destined to become an historic landmark.
The Grande Albergo delle Rose was known as “The Dream of the East” as it soon became the most sought-after attraction of the international jet set, and a fashionable travel destination.
Prominent figures of local and international political, cultural and social life honoured the hotel with their presence, including Greek prime ministers Eleftherios Venizelos, Konstantinos Karamanlis and Georgios Papandreou, Greek magnate Aristotle Onassis, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Israeli Minister of Defence Moshe Dayan. Its lavish premises have housed events of great historic importance, most significantly the 1948 signing of the foundation of the State of Israel.
75 years later, the legend of the Grande Albergo delle Rose is reborn. Fully renovated in May 2002 by the famous Italian architects and designers Giuseppe Molinari and Nicoletta Demolli, the hotel reopened its doors to a discerning clientele, having retained all the splendour of its glorious past.
Guests delight in distinctive luxury throughout every corner of the establishment, experiencing unmatched service from the moment they arrive until the moment they depart, taking with them treasured memories of an unforgettable stay.
“Aphrodite”, “Athena”, “Odysseus” and “Apollo” are names inspired by Ancient Greek mythology for just some of the hotel’s 33 deluxe suites.
One of the hotel’s most recognisable features is undoubtedly its Casino, the famous Casino of Rhodes, a point of reference in modern entertainment, and a popular attraction for gamblers and VIPs from across the globe. Its luxurious premises extend across two floors, offering the elegance and excitement of roulette, blackjack and poker tables, as well as an ultimate array of the newest slot machines.