A story, that of the Hotel Terme Oriente, which was born from family entanglements that see a still young Sandro, son of Nonno Enrico, as the first member of the family to run the historic hotel in Ischia Porto.
In fact, before Sandro, the Hotel Terme Oriente was run by the owners of a well-known restaurant in Ischia, Zì Carmela.
Coming already from the hospitality sector, Nonno Enrico and Nonna Luisa decided to help Sandro to continue the family tradition, buying the Hotel Oriente in 1990.
Grandfather Enrico, born on September 15, 1927 in Lacco Ameno, started working in Casamicciola at only 16 years old at the Hotel Swiss, whose owners were Swiss. It was there that he began to learn what would later become his life's work.
A doorman both by night and by day, he soon learned to carry out many tasks because he was often left alone by the owner who, in the meantime, was in another hotel he owned in Lugano.
When the owner died, his sons sold everything and Grandfather Enrico had no choice but to embark on a new adventure.
He bought, with the help of his sister, a bar in the centre of Lacco Ameno and rented it to what would later become his brother-in-law.
In the meantime, Grandpa Enrico had started the construction of the Hotel Principe which was completed in 1962, in just 2 years.
Grandpa Enrico and Grandma Luisa, who was at the reception desk, continued to work at the Hotel Principe di Lacco Ameno for several years, dedicating themselves without saving energy to the activities that a hotel requires.
Sandro, together with his wife Carmen since 1991 and under the expert guidance of their father, began to run the hotel Oriente which, over time, has welcomed tourists, first from the nearby Campania coast, and then from all over the world.
Today the hotel is frequented by both Italian and foreign guests and Sandro with the valid help of his daughters Eunice, Alessandra, Ludovica and his son Enrico (same name as his grandfather) manage the structure with even more passion, energy and synergy.
Grandpa Enrico and Grandma Luisa continue to accompany the growing family in this wonderful adventure, giving valuable advice and delighting guests with the many stories and tales.