The Grand Hotel Quisisana is synonymous with Capri glitz and glamour. Located in the heart of Capri, the Grand Hotel Quisisana is synonymous with island glitz, having attracted an exclusive crowd since opening in 1860. Originally built in 1845 as a sanatorium (Quisisana means ‘here one heals’), the hotel is steeped in history; a Liberty-style theatre was designed by the famous architect Giò Ponti in 1929. Over the years, historical figures, including Ernest Hemingway and Jean Paul Sartre, have passed through the marble lobby and admired the surrounding natural beauty of the hotel’s manicured park. The sun-drenched bedrooms are a study in understated elegance, with mostly white walls, floors and furnishings emphasizing the blue ocean views. Dine at acclaimed restaurant RendezVouz, with an entrance directly on the glamorous Via Camerelle, or at the poolside Colombaia Restaurant, both offering Italian-inspired cuisine and an excellent wine list.