ITALY: Palazzo Sasso #1 Resort in Europe

ITALY: Palazzo Sasso #1 Resort in Europe


Palazzo Sasso is Named #1 Resort in Europe

in Travel + Leisure’s 2010 World’s Best Awards Readers’ Survey

New York, NY (July 8, 2010) – Palazzo Sasso in Ravello, Italy today was named Best Resort in Europe in Travel + Leisure’s 2010 World’s Best Awards readers’ survey.

“I am so proud to accept this special award.  It’s a real tribute to my staff, who put their hearts and souls into giving our guests the best experience possible while doing what they love to do, ” said General Manager, Aaron Kaupp.
Palazzo Sasso is rated #1 among European hotels and resorts and is also ranked #8 on Travel + Leisure‘s 2010 World’s Best Awards list of Top 100 Hotels Overall. The 2010 survey results are featured on and in the August issue of Travel + Leisure.

This is the 15th anniversary of the survey. A questionnaire was made available to Travel + Leisure readers at from December 15, 2009, to March 31, 2010. Respondents for resorts and hotels were asked to rate them on five characteristics–rooms/facilities, location, service, restaurants/food and value.*  “Given the competition, this is amazing for us. We are truly humbled by the response of the readers and we thank them,” added Kaupp.

Complete survey methodology is available on

About Palazzo Sasso

Palazzo Sasso is a stunning five star hotel on Italy’s famous Amalfi coast. It was built during the 12th century as a palace for royalty. It opened as a hotel following World War II but closed during the 1970s. The hotel reopened in July 1997, following a $20 million refurbishment.   The hotel has 32 rooms and 11 suites and boasts a staff to guest ratio of 2 employees per room. Palazzo Sasso is home to Rossellinis, a two Michelin star restaurant, and two other restaurants serving unique and delicious, unforgettable food. In 2009, the hotel added Sasso by the Sea, the property’s private beach club with saltwater pool, cabanas and a small restaurant steps from the Mediterranean.

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