In the nineteenth century, the word "villa" had a somewhat different meaning than today. "Villa" was suitable only for a family with "wealth sufficient to build and maintain it with some taste and elegance and requiring the care of at least three servants" (quoted in Mary Mix Foley, The American House). Its construction was often elaborate and thus required the services of a professional architect. Moreover, as the title of Downing's Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening suggests, the Italian Villa was supposed to be placed within a garden setting or a park that required substantial land ownership-the origin of the American suburban ideal. The desire for a landscaped garden helps to explain why homes were placed so far apart in the middle of the nineteenth century-on property that today, for the most part, has been subdivided and filled in with homes of more recent styles. Yet, Downing's pattern books also offered plans for small "cottages," which he believed were better suited to common laborers. Plans for modest "farm-houses" were offered to families with middling resources. Indeed, pattern books from the nineteenth century presented "Italian" homes with a broad range of forms, price levels and picturesque names, including Tuscan Revival, Hudson River, Bracketed, Roman, Tuscan, Lombard, Vitruvian, Etruscan, Suburban, Greek, and Norman.
As you see park hotel villa requires land ownership enough for a villa and a park. Park hotel villa may a have a natural park or a park created by a landscape designer. Thus, park hotel villa is usually owned by a rich person. Many park hotel villas belong for a family and they are family heritage. Park hotel villa is a rule is something luxurious, e.g. hotel grand villa. The rentals of park hotel villa are high. Park hotel villa may be easily found in France and Italy. Let's look close at some.
Between the Arc de Triomphe and La Defense (Paris), in the immediate vicinity of the Congréss center, there is cosy Neuilly Park hotel villa with bright individually decorated rooms offers everything for a restful stay. Faithful to a genuine Art Nouveau style, the hotel is a special place, both charming and comfortable.
A few steps away from the Arc de Triomphe, the Etoile Park hotel villa successfully combines a modern style and refined surroundings with a warm welcome. A charming discreet hotel with quiet and rooms: a guarantee of a pleasant and relaxing stay in Paris.
Hotel villa Stucky is the ideal context for the people who travel both for business and for pleasure. The high level of the service and the traditional hospitality meet every guest's requirement. The hotel has an agreement with the best restaurants in Veneto in order to make guests taste the typical and seasonal culinary specialties. Hotel villa Stucky has its own story. Ancient home of the Stucky family was carefully restructured with the aim of retaining all the style and culture of the 19th century architecture, Villa Stucky is a masterpiece of harmony and elegance, and its high quality standards place it in the range of the exclusive, refined and intimate hotels, to offer to guests a delicate atmosphere of bygone days. Villa Stucky was built by order of the Countess of Durfort at the beginning of the last century. The noblewoman, who loved nature, wanted to encircle the building with a beautiful English garden and a small wood. After her death in 1931, Villa Stucky passed to family Dalla Vida, who asked architect Negrin to enlarge the wood, in order to obtain a suitably undulating ground and a beautiful park. At the beginning of 1900, the building was bought by a Swiss family, the Stuckys, who were also the owners of the famous Venetian Mills. They decided to pull down the old Villa to build up the present building which is characterized by its typical Central-European lines, completely different from the simple and severe lines of Venetian villas. In the Eastern part of the Villa, there is a pavilion for the stable and the staff lodging. In 1917 the Villa became the head office of the " Comando of the Third Army" and recently a memorial tablet was erected to remind that it was in the Villa's rooms that the counter attack and the plans of the victorious final attack on the river Piave were worked out.
This is a story of one park hotel villa. If you stay at one ask the master about the story of this park villa hotel.