DUPARC Contemporary Suites: the history of an iconic Turin hotel
DUPARC Contemporary Suites: Our history
The DUPARC Contemporary Suites, our hotel in central Turin, is housed in a modernist building designed by Laura Petrazzini and Corrado Levi based on a very innovative concept. That of creating:
“A hotel where you can feel at home. The safety, serenity and efficiency of a place where everything is designed to ensure guests feel at ease”.
Turin’s Residence Du Parc, now the DUPARC Contemporary Suites, was inaugurated in 1971, at a very delicate time for the city’s industrial development. Avant-garde in structure, over the years its 75 apartments welcomed numerous prestigious guests. Many high-powered executives and famous Teatro Regio actors chose the Residence Du Parc as their home from home. They would live at the DUPARC for months or even years, enjoying the comfortable apartments that continue to mark the facility to this day. Through word of mouth, by the late nineties there were long waiting lists for a stay at the DUPARC.
In the first ten years of the new millennium, industrial Turin began to change, and with it the needs of guests - and, hence, the Residence Du Parc itself. During the 2006 Olympics, the city came under the world spotlight, opening its doors to tourists for the first time and soon becoming a popular travel destination.
During this time, the DUPARC was enjoying considerable expansion! Maurizio and Manuel inaugurated the DUPARC Restaurant, offering a medley of traditional Piedmontese and Mediterranean flavours. Later, in 2007, the exclusive, Japanese-style DUPARC ORIENTAL SPA was inaugurated.
In 2014 - a year of great changes - a radical renovation project gave the Residence Du Parc a brand new face lift, turning it into one of the most prestigious designer hotels in Turin and changing its name to DUPARC Contemporary Suites!
This renovation came from the need to meet the expectations of modern day guests. Throughout the year, more than half of the apartments were completely refurbished, and new Superior Junior Suites were created. Contemporary and modern, the new suites with kitchen maintain a strong link with the past thanks to the same designer furniture brands and the works of art on display. They are the Superior Suites, the Superior Deluxe Suites and Superior Suites with two bedrooms.
In January 2019, DUPARC officially joined Les Collectioneurs, the French group of hotels and restaurants run by Alain Ducasse. DUPARC was the only Turin hotel selected by the group, attracted as it was by its originality, architecture and hospitality.
50 years after its inauguration, the DUPARC Contemporary Suites, a 4-star hotel in Turin’s ever-changing centre, has launched a new chapter in its history by opening new Suites and Junior Suites. From the joint work of two Torinese architect Valter Canuto, design and realization, and the artist Elisa Sighicelli, artistic director, in September 2022 were presented the first Luxury Terrace Junior Suite and Luxury Suite with two bedrooms. The new suites, which have a modern and sophisticated style, have been created with particular attention to materials, wood and marble, and design, thanks to the collaboration with the Italian company, leader in the field, Molteni&C. But the news do not end here, starting from 2023 new Junior Suites will be launched!
DUPARC Contemporary Suites: hospitality and staff
“A hotel where you can feel at home. A place where everything is designed to ensure guests feel at ease.”
Our professional yet young and informal team will be ready to welcome you!
The staff at our hotel in central Turin is on hand from the time of booking and right through your stay. We’ll be delighted to help in any way possible, and will do our very best to deliver the best experience based on your own personal needs.
Like Laura Petrazzini and Corrado Levi, we wish to create a place where you can feel at home; a hotel to choose for a night or, like some of our guests, for a lifetime!