Who was the Grand Hotel Primus named after?
Where Grand Hotel Primus stands today, a military consultation was held in the year 69 to choose the new emperor of the Roman Empire. It was Marcus Antonius Primus, the legion commander, who had a decisive influence on the election of Emperor Vespasian. He stood very passionately for what he believed in. Independent, capable and talented, he never hesitated and was always ready for action. He was a born motivator with excellent rhetorical skills. Described as “speaking with shining eyes and a stentorian voice”, he earned great trust and a solid reputation among the soldiers. We should all be Primus sometimes and put ourselves first (in Latin, “primus” signifies “the first”).