Welcome to Saracen
With its new redesign, Saracen Sands Hotel is the landmark for the leisure hotellerie, meeting and banqueting in the Western Sicily.
It is located at Isola delle Femmine, about 15 minutes from the airport of Palermo “Falcone Borsellino”, about 45 minutes from the Trapani Birgi airport and only 15 minutes from the city center of one of the most beautiful cities in the Mediterranean. Palermo, the Arab-Norman capital, cradle of many cultures with a priceless charm, is famous for its traditions and food.
In May 2016 Dimsi, tour operating and hotellerie company, took over the majority of shares of Saracen Hotel, starting its new management.
To reach the deserved repositioning in the local market, Saracen new management started a restyling plan of the whole property, whose interventions have been foreseen in different steps.
The restyling project was enriched by the prestigious collaboration of the Arch. Santa Contarino, who respected the original idea of Arch. Cancila, and conceived an original renovation project, drawing inspiration from the natural scenery of Isola delle Femmine. Indeed, the aim was that to highlight Saracen Sands Hotel’s strengths.
Its stunning position – among Mollica and Raffo Rosso mountains, Capo Gallo and its natural reserve and the charming sea villages of Mondello and Sferracavallo – is perfect for nature lovers. Moreover, the main locations of Western Sicily can be easily reached with organized or private daily tour.
First lot of redesign, launched in February 2017 and completed in just 4 months, gave to Saracen Sands Hotel a new modern façade, enhancing the exterior layout and the common areas.
The new beautiful grass, with lush palm trees, welcomes guests; it perfectly integrates into the natural landscape, enriching the waterfront, as well as the Terrazza Marine, the ultimate relax area.
The large Zisa hall, former Les Arcades room, has been renovated too, with wide windows overlooking the stunning seafront and showcooking stations. During this phase brand new fitness and wellness areas have been created and some rooms have been restyled.
In autumn 2018 redesign focused on Saracen’s Congress Centre, starting from modular hall, composed by “Politeama”, “Bellini”, “Biondo” halls, and Teatro del Sole – previously Music Hall – one of the biggest meeting rooms in Sicily – setting new wall and floor covering, lights, stage and bar.
The restyling keeps going on.
In March 2019 a new step took place, it was focused on the redesign of the entrance and the hall, working on a better functionality and conviviality of common areas, a more comfortable natural lightening and a cozy design. The management refurbished also some rooms, with new furniture and bathrooms.
A complete facilities’ reorganization added value to summer stays: private and equipped beach with an easy access, 4 pools, a fun entertainment staff for children and adults, sport activities, equipped “Mother’s kitchen”, delicious Sicilian dining enhanced by rich lunch and dinner buffet.
The Meeting & Banqueting division, with several congress rooms, allows to organize events, both private and business, thanks to the wide and beautiful internal and external spaces.
Lastly, thanks to its position far 15 minutes from the “Falcone&Borsellino” airport, Saracen Sands Hotel & Congress Centre is also perfect as Airport Hotel.
We are waiting for you!