Hotel de LEN was born following major renovations of the historic Hotel Impero, in the centre of Cortina d’Ampezzo.
Carved in wood and true to the territory, it tells the tale of its land, starting with the materials and celebrating nature. In its forms, a tribute to the artisans who handed down the precious art of woodworking.
Its philosophy is inspired by the “Rules of Ampezzo”, created with the aim of balancing the relationship between man and nature, to allow a respectful, collective and far-sighted use of the territory, aimed at the survival and wellbeing of the population.
De LEN , “of wood” in Ladino, a neo-Latin language spoken in the Dolomite communities, is a tribute to the true protagonist of this architectural structure, a sustainable, renewable and functional element.
Wood has always been the main material used for construction: builders engraved their personal trademark in order to recognize its origin. The instrument used for the engravings, the “fer da segnà”, hails to the rural culture of the place and is reproduced in the de LEN logo.
Everything is designed to strengthen this indissoluble bond with the Ampezzo history.