AC Torino, part of the Marriott hotel group, is housed in a sympathetically restored pasta factory built in 1908. Located in Turin’s main business district, across from the Lingotto Trade Centre, this comfortable, elegant hotel successfully combines traditional and modern. Spezia metro station is just 0.4km away, the Stazione Porta Nuova 3.5km and the airport 25km, while Turin city centre is 5km from the hotel.
As well as a fitness centre with cardiovascular equipment and free weights, the hotel offers a range of beauty treatments and massages in its spa area and has a whirlpool and Turkish bath.
There’s a range of modern rooms to choose from, depending on your needs, from queen rooms to suites and junior suites. All 89 rooms come with wifi, air-conditioning, plasma TV, minibar and desk, and parking is available for a fee.
Definitely worth a visit is the Borgo Medievale, a unique open-air medieval village on the banks of the River Po, which you enter through a drawbridge. It’s like going back in time. Culture also abounds: contemporary art at the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo and something a bit older at Turin’s Egyptian Museum. Film lovers will enjoy the Mole Antonelliana, a tall square-based construction dubbed the ‘symbol of Turin’, which houses the National Museum of Cinema. As if that’s not enough, Eataly, the ‘slow food mall’ is just 150m away from the hotel, or if wine’s your thing you can arrange a tour of the famous Barolo wine region.
The hotel’s minimalist restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serves typically Mediterranean and regional cuisine and wines from Italy and the surrounding Piedmont area. Food and drink are also served in the AC Lounge, a good place to take time out and relax.
11 VIA BISALTATORINO10126IT