Sally Ann Voak files from Cortina d’Ampezzo , Italy
Peak season in Italy’s Dolomites is glamming up for its most prestigious forthcoming event The ITALIA POLO CHALLENGE in its fourth edition this year PLAYING ON SNOW on Feb 14 to 18 2023
And Britain’s team, one of the favourites has a typically luxurious sponsor in The Grand Hotel Savoia, right in the heart of Italy’s most beautiful winter resort, which arguably boasts the world of skiing best scenery.
Grand Hotel Savoia Cortina, a Radisson Collection Hotel, said today :”We are proud to announce its sponsorship of the prestigious British Great Oaks polo team at the upcoming Italia Polo Challenge. With our elegant rooms, world-class restaurants and bars, and unrivalled hospitality, the hotel is the perfect place for guests to experience the best of everything Cortina d’Ampezzo has to offer.
Leading the GHS Polo team as captain is Cameron Bacon, widely regarded as one of the world’s best polo players. Bacon brings with him a wealth of experience and a proven track record of success, and is eager to lead the GHS Polo team to victory.
City of London financial tycoon Bacon says of the event: “It is a real highlight in polo to play on snow, and the whole team is greatly looking forward to taking part in this match – not least because we’ll be playing in one of the most stunning settings in the world.”
The Italia Polo Challenge features top-level international players, including Italian, Spanish, Argentine and English professionals, and will play a crucial role in promoting the return of polo to the Olympic Winter Games.
Grand Hotel Savoia Cortina is dedicated to offering guests a unique experience of sport, glamour, and culture. With its sponsorship of the British Great Oaks Polo Team, the hotel is supporting the high-octane, luxurious side of the sport and elevating the overall experience for all those involved.
The famous Grand Hotel Savoia is a few steps from the charming centre of Cortina’s picturesque town and with breath-taking panoramic views of the mighty Dolomites, and the hotel boasts an effortless fusion of luxury and elegance with its newly refurbished rooms; and the interior décor is inspired by the majesty of the mountain peaks. With its beautiful location and luxurious amenities, this iconic hotel is the perfect for skiing and anyone looking to immerse themselves in the world of polo and experience the unforgettable beauty of Cortina d’Ampezzo.