A Century ago, in the now distant 1909, during the “Belle Epoque”, Antonio Oggero, who had had various experiences in hotels around Europe, fell in love with Bordighera and decided to establish his own hotel here. He started with managing the Beau Rivage and then went on to the Hotel Centrale, Hotel Quisisana, and finally wound up at Villa Elisa, a splendid residence of the time, which he transformed into a hotel and renowned restaurant.
His son Giovanni further developed Villa Elisa, modernising the structure and handed down the company to his son Maurizio and wife Rita, who carried on the family business upon which they have lavished their professional experience and great passion.
With the same love as in the beginning of its history, Villa Elisa has become an elegant hotel with a Wellness Area. Thanks to the love Rita and Maurizio’s four children; Francesca, Elisa, Stefano and Carolina, it continues to shine, surrounded by its lush colourful gardens.