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Closed since the Eighties, Hotel Metropole was purchased in the Nineties and turned into the first boutique hotel of the city, Hotel Principe di Villafranca, opened in 1998. A point of reference for the business and cultural life of Palermo for a decade, the property entered the HotelSphere hotel group in 2010, together with Hotel Plaza Opéra. The 2010 restyling seems to have brought back to light all the different souls of this surprising place, from the playful times of the Firriato to the graceful ones of the Liberty age, from the sophisticated elegance of Hotel Metropole to the modern research of the early XX century.