Wheatleigh, the Italian villa of Countess Georgie Bruce Cook de Heredia and Count Carlos de Heredia was built for Georgie Cook as a wedding present in 1893 by her father, railroad magnate Henry Harvey Cook. The 33-room main building had eight master and guest rooms, 10 baths and servants' quarters. Current owners Linfield and Susan Simon, who purchased the property in 1982, turned it into a 5-star hotel. It's most recent accolades include AAA's Five Diamond Award, a 5-star rating from Forbes Travel Guide and honors from The Leading Hotels of the World. 

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