With its new redesign, Saracen is the landmark for the leisure hotellerie, meeting and banqueting in the Western Sicily. Saracen Sands Hotel
spreads over an area of more than 3 hectares, culminating in a beautiful white sand beach in Isola delle Femmine - Palermo.
It is located 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 Palermo, one of the most beautiful cities in the Mediterranean.
The Arab-Norman capital, cradle of many cultures with a priceless charm, is also famous for its traditions.
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 4-year restyling plan which interests the whole property. Our restyling project will give a new repositioning to Saracen, a very important company not only for local economy but relevant in the hotellerie business.
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. Arch. Santa Contarino- who overseen the renovation- respected the original idea of Arch. Cancila inspired by the natural landscape of Isola delle Femmine.
The aim is that to highlight Saracen’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.
Main locations of Western Sicily are easily to reach with organized or private daily tour. 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 also been renovated, 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 room in Sicily- setting new wall and floor covering, lights, stage and bar.
In March 2019 a phase focused on entrance and hall, working on a better functionality and conviviality of Common areas, a more comfortable natural lightening and a cozy design. During this restyling step, the management restyled 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.
Thanks to its position, guests can easily reach “Falcone&Borsellino” airport. The Meeting & Banqueting division, with several congress rooms, allows to organize events, both private and business.
Saracen Hotel meets several kind of stay: traditional family beach holidays, private and MICE events, a support hotel for the airport. Facilities are all supported by a professional and skillful team featuring the warm Sicilian hospitality. Come to visit us!