The history of Grand Hotel La Torre: former FIAT summer camp of Sauze d’Oulx
Thanks to its unique history, to visit the La Torre Hotel in Sauze d’Oulx is an amazing experience!
The property overlooking the Valley was built in 1937 on a project by architect Vittorio Bonadè Bottino, great exponent of rationalist architecture; the building was commissioned by Giovanni Agnelli as a summer camp for the children of employees of FIAT and it is twin to the Marina Edoardo Agnelli summer camp situated in Marina di Massa.
From 1937 up until the 80’s, the building was used as a Eliotherapy Relax Facility; as the years passed, it became a symbol in the development of tourism and sports of the Val Susa mountain area.
In the 90’s it had the first transformation and it became a top hotel; in 2004 the hotel went over a last renovation that also led to an expansion of some areas.
Almost unique in the world (only two more in Italy: the hotel Duca D’Aosta in Sestriere and the above mentioned one of Marina di Massa), the internal structure of Grand Hotel La Torre is characterized by a spiral ramp that follows the structure up to the top and the rooms all face a hollow cylinder about 30 meters.
Thanks to its glass roof, the tower is perfectly illuminated by natural light for much of the day.