Grand Hotel Majestic

Casone Design Office

Standing in front of St.Peter's Cathedral, in Bologna, visitors encounter the impressive building that for a century has hosted one of Italy's most famous hotels. The Marmo Statuario flooring with its chequered squares of Nero Marquina enhances the elegance of the entrance hall, emphasised by the square-based pedestals decorated with geometrical stone patterns. The colonnade rests on these pedestals in alternating colours of sculpted white and polished veined marble. The tea room features Giallo di Siena and Nero Marquina flooring, and is illuminated by a heptagonal Liberty-style window. The bathrooms echo the antique spas of the nobility, with polished stone combined to create chromatic patterns, not only on the floors but also in the furnishings.