A tale more than 50 years in the making
The history, origins and evolution of the historic Hotel Carmen in San Vigilio
The history of Hotel Mareo as well as the Clara family relationship with the world of hospitality began in 1968. This was the year in which Pire Clara bought the small holiday home “Ciasa Carmen” that he would transform, with dedication and sacrifice, into the Hotel Carmen in San Vigilio di Marebbe. Immediately after, Pire married Caterina Ellecosta, with whom he had three children: Lucia, Filippo and David. The Hotel Carmen became a popular destination for people staying in San Vigilio over the years, which allowed them to expand and renovate it several times. Guests witnessed a constant improvement in services owed to the Clara family's wish for innovation and listening to the needs of their guests.
The latest expansion, in 2018, was the hotel's new, modern wing. It also provided the opportunity to change the name to Hotel Mareo Dolomites. “Mareo” is the Ladin name for the valley San Vigilio occupies: Marebbe. Today, the second-born Filippo manages the hotel with great enthusiasm, supported by his wife, three beautiful children and his parents' experience. The hotel's philosophy and values remain unaltered, despite the substantial changes. Hotel Mareo Dolomites guests are welcomed into an authentic family atmosphere, where the most important service provided is the friendliness and warmth of its people.