Andrea Zanini

Published: 2022 | DOI: 10.58183/pjps.01082022


During the 1922 Genoa International Economic Conference, the hotels of the city and neighboring coastal resorts played a pivotal role in many respects, including diplomatic activity. They accommodated representatives of the participating countries and hosted related gala events, as well as formal and informal meetings and discussions between delegations, individual figures, or selected groups. Moreover, the most striking and astonishing outcome of the Genoa Conference, namely the Rapallo Treaty between Russia and Germany, was signed right inside the hotel that welcomed one of the delegations.

By analyzing these issues, the article deals with the existing academic literature on the role played by hotels as scenes of historical events and within the context of international relations. It also highlights how hosting a diplomatic gathering of such resonance may promote tourism and enhance the image of leading hotels.

How to cite

Zanini A., Between Hospitality and Diplomacy. Accommodating Foreign Delegations during the 1922 Genoa Conference, „Polish Journal of Political Science”, 2022, Vol. 8, Issue 1, pp. 30–49, DOI: 10.58183/pjps.01082022.