A true welcome with an eye for detail and the characteristic style of Ampezzo distinguish the Menardi Hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo. The love of the land, the pride of a long family tradition of hospitality and the historical struggles it has gone through to become Cortina's current 3-star hotel are all felt.
In 1836, the Menardi Müller, a family of peasant origin, built their home on the meadows sloping towards the then small town of Cortina. Located on the old street linking the Kingdom of Italy to the Hapsburg Empire, which was also an important trade route, the Menardi family started renting horses and then became an inn to welcome passing cartwrights.
During World War I it was used as barracks by the Austrians, then becoming living quarters for Italian occupation troops.
Luigi Menardi, after working as a carpenter in Italy during the war and as an employee of a large hotel in Florence during the 1920s, solidified his desire to transform the old inn. Thanks to the coaching of Angelo, their son, the hard work of the Menardi family slowly but surely transformed their old home in the Menardi Hotel, which, over time, has become a modern and welcoming hotel with 49 rooms, a roomy restaurant, a relaxing wellness center and a spacious private park, all just a few minutes from the historic center of Cortina d’Ampezzo.