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By admin | January 30 2007
Whether you are looking for a sumptuous bed, spectacular view or standout service, choose from our stunning selection.
Situated on the banks of the Grand Canal, between Ca’ D’Oro and the Rialto Bridge, this 14th century Palazzo has been declared a National Monument and is now fully restored to its former glory.
Each of the hotel’s 42 spacious rooms and suites offers sublime views over the water. The ballrooms and the public areas house important artworks, including paintings by 17th and 18th century Venetian artists. Offering traditional local cuisine, the hotel’s L’Alcova Restaurant – under the guidance of Chef Klostermaier – situated on the terrace overlooking the Grand Canal, is highly recommended.
Why we love it: The Library Suite occupies the original library of the Sagredo family, with the most breathtaking views across the Grand Canal. Providing the utmost in sophistication, comfort and glamour, this exclusive suite is accessed by the Palazzo’s impressive main stairway and the Portego (large salon), and is the embodiment of palatial living with its 17th century décor. Tall windows flood the suite with light and a beautiful glass crystal chandelier hangs from the double-height ceiling. The ambiance is one of understated 18th century Venetian grandeur. Shades of brown, cream and white are highlighted by stylishgilt mirrors and armchairs, antique furniture, and striking inlaid, double-wood doors. Stunning Murano glass lamps provide subtle lighting to the seating areas. In addition to the main bedroom, the accommodation comprises an en-suite bathroom with a marble, double vanity unit and additional amenities including air conditioning, a phone, internet connection, a TV, hairdryer, a safe, mini-bar and a work desk.
Lorenza Lain, General Manager
+39 041 241 3111
Campo Santa Sofia 4198/99, Ca’ D’Oro 30121, Venice
In 2008, San Marco Hotels started renovating the five floors of the right wing of the tower, under the management of architect Alessandro Comin.
There are five suites between 650 and 1,000 square feet, which are unique for their historical heritage and views over the Piazza and the Saint Mark’s basin. The standout services include: total privacy, a personal butler, catering services, marble bathrooms with double jacuzzi, TV and total sound proofing. The hotel represents the pinnacle of the Venetian dream – to stay in a unique place that is only available for the privileged few.
Why we love it: We have all dreamt about staying in the most beautiful and famous hotels in the world at least once in our lifetime. The new five suites of the San Marco Hotels of Venice Group known as ‘Bellevue Suites’ are among these. These suites are of historical, cultural and artistic importance and are real treasures waiting to be discovered, making even the most discerning traveler’s dreams come true. The Bellevue suites are within the right wing of the historical Torre dell’Orologio (clocktower), located in front of Saint Mark’s Square.
General Manager Mr. Mauro Chia
+39 041 528 7245
San Marco, 288/292
The Londra Palace is right on the Riva degli Schiavoni, just a few steps from St. Mark’s Square, Ponte dei Sospiri, and other famous spots, as well as the most hidden, authentic corners of the city known as Serenissima.
The Hotel offers 36 rooms and 17 Junior Suites in Biedermeier style, each one different from the others, featuring elegant upholstery, brocades and marble bathrooms. Each room is unique: views of St. Mark’s Basin and the lagoon are on one side, and the rooftops and bell towers of Venice’s historic center on the other.
The fascination and luxury of a historic hotel are complemented by comfort and modern facilities. For over 140 years, the Londra Palace, with its one hundred windows overlooking St. Mark’s Basin, has been a favorite gathering place for artists, people of culture, travelers and tourists who appreciate authentic places that are not bound by the spirit of time. Its restaurant, Do Leoni, is a temple to Venetian cuisine, thanks to the artistry of the chef, Loris Indri, who combines tradition with innovation. The excitement of good food is enhanced by the pleasure of dining in an elegant setting, rich in atmosphere.
Every space at the Londra Palace was designed to instil a sense of wellbeing in guests. The bright, renovated sitting rooms on the ground floor find harmony with the exterior space through the transparency of the glass. The veranda on the Riva degli Schiavoni is an ideal place to sip one of the delightful cocktails prepared by the barmen, enjoy lunch or dinner, have tea, or simply relax.
A stay in room 106 offers a taste of history. Here, in December 1877, Russian composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky wrote the first three movements of Symphony no. 4, originally entitled ‘Do Leoni’.
Alain Bullo, General Manager
+39 041 52 005 33
Riva degli Schiavoni 4171, 30122
Tradition, luxury and wellness at high altitude
In the attractive and exciting landscape of the Dolomites, in the heart of Cortina d’Ampezzo, the most exclusive of alpine locations, stands the Cristallo Hotel Spa & Golf, a five star Luxury building, established in 1901 and completely restructured in 2001.
Choosing the Cristallo Hotel Spa & Golf for relaxation purposes, for a five-star holiday, or for top level meetings, means entering a world of privileges and luxury without compromises, immersed in a fin de siècle atmosphere. The unique style of the Cristallo is reproduced in the 74 bedrooms, including 22 suites each, one differing from the next. Among these are five Royal suites, dedicated to great personages from the past who sojourned there, and the hotel’s most prestigious suites: the “Presidential Suite Frank Sinatra” and the “Presidential Suite Peter Sellers”, two fully-fledged apartments, with top level comforts and services and with a private Hammam complete with sauna and Turkish bath.
The Restaurants ‘La Veranda del Cristallo’, ‘Il Gazebo’, ‘La Stube 1872’ and ‘Golf House Restaurant’ offer different locations and Italian flavors from the typical to the gourmand experiences, thanks to seasonal menus and special tasting dinners. Finally there’s the Cocktail Bar which gives you the opportunity to taste the recipes born out of the creative flair of the barman. The Transvital Swiss Beauty Center proposes exclusive experiences to the most refined lovers of relaxation and wellbeing: beauty professionals work synergistically making use of the precious Transvital treatments, the result of the most advanced Swiss cosmetic research. The SPA offers its guests an indoor swimming pool, thermarium and a solarium overlooking the Tofane mountains and the FitWell Club, an ultra-luxurious exclusive fitness club.
The Cristallo Hotel Spa & Golf is partner of Cortina Golf, a new exclusive club dedicated to golf lovers, which is already striving to become part of the international circuit, with 9 of its 18 holes already available on a breathtakingly beautiful course surrounded by majestic mountain scenery. The Cristallo Hotel Spa & Golf manages the Restaurant of the Club House: a new opportunity for Hotel guests, who will have reserved access to the club.
Giorgio Borgonovo, General Manager
+39 043 688 1111
+39 043 687 0110
Via Rinaldo Menardi 42, Cortina d’Ampezzo, Belluno – Veneto
With an airy Venetian Gothic façade, the Centurion Palace epitomises five-star luxury.
Perfectly located in one of Venice’s oldest districts next to the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, between the Punta della Dogana and the Peggy Guggenheim Museum, the Centurion Palace offers guests direct access to the Grand Canal and faces the spectacular Saint Mark’s Square and the Giudecca. During restoration of the hotel, builders unearthed a coin from Antinous, a favorite of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, in whose honor this hotel was named.
Why we love it: The Presidential Suite is the pièce de resistance of the Centurion Palace. This two-bedroom accommodation comprises two large double rooms with spectacular views over the Grand Canal and a spacious lounge area. There are six arched floor-to-ceiling windows, that allow plenty of natural sunlight into the suite. Enjoy the 180-degree panoramic views from the balcony. Luxuriously appointed, its splendor will exceed guests’ expectations.
Paolo Morra, General Manager
+39 041 34 281
Dorsoduro 173, 30123 Venice
Located on the tip of Giudecca Island, just a few minutes from Saint Mark’s Square, this iconic Orient-Express hotel commands unrivalled views of the lagoon and the Doge’s Palace.
Steeped in Venetian style, it is known for its interiors decorated in exquisite local artifacts, and its refined classic cuisine with an innovative twist. Guests can explore the city with their own personal itinerary aboard ‘Shirley’, the hotel’s private boat. Guests can also indulge in the Olympicsized swimming pool – the only pool in central Venice. The hotel also offers visitors tennis courts and a fitness center. For families there is a children’s club providing activities to entertain even the most demanding young guests.
Why we love it: The Dogaressa Suite offers the largest sitting room in the Palazzo Vendramin with a classic vista of the Basin of San Marco through its Gothic windows. The suite is furnished with antique Chinese lamps and beautiful Fortuny and Rubelli silk fabrics. One of the most unique features of the suite is the original 18th century Coromandel folding screens that have been restored to their decorative splendor. The airy bedroom overlooks peaceful gardens, with a spacious corridor leading to an elegant pink marble bathroom.
Giampaolo Ottazzi, General Manager
+39 041 520 7744
Giudecca 10, 30133 Venice
This intimate 15th-century Venetian palazzo is located directly on the Grand Canal, next door to François Pinault’s impressive contemporary art collection (Punta della Dogana).
The hotel itself offers a unique contrast between traditional and modern, and houses artwork by Aristide Najean and stunning Murano glasses. This secluded former palace has no entrance sign, just look for the stunning stylized Murano glass bulls’ heads (by Najean) at the entrance to the private dock. This is the first hotel in Italy designed by renowned French designer Philippe Starck.
Why we love it: This breathtaking suite offers guests magnificent views of the Grand Canal, the Palazzo Ca’ Rezzonico and the Accademia Bridge. Featuring one double bedroom and living room in typical original Venetian materials such as glass, ‘terrazzo’ and wood combined with contemporary custom-made furniture by Philippe Starck. Facilities include a working desk with complimentary high-speed wireless internet access, flat-screen TV, safety deposit box, custom-fitted pillows and linen sheets for a wonderful night’s seep, plus a choice of daily newspapers. Finished with travertine, Corian and mosaic, the bathroom has a large tub and exclusive bath amenities help to relax the body and mind.
+39 041 528 4644
San Marco 3247, 30124 Venice
An oasis of peace and tranquillity, San Clemente Island is situated to the south of the Venice, offering guests a spectacular view of the city, the lagoon and Giudecca Island.
Large, generously lighted spaces and delightful intimate corners; haute cuisine, wellness, pampering, exclusive shopping and much relaxation are on offer at this luxury resort. San Clemente Palace opened in 2003 and caters to guests’ every comfort, providing the most exclusive confidentiality.
Why we love it: If you are looking for the intimacy of a cozy, yet sophisticated atmosphere nestled in the greenery of the San Clemente Palace’s centuries-old park – looking directly onto the Venice Lagoon – then this is the perfect suite. The exclusive location has the convenience of a private garden, where children can enjoy themselves safely, making it ideal for families. The large sitting room, a reception room, two bedrooms and three bathrooms are all elegantly furnished.
Vincenzo Pagano, General Manager
+39 041 244 5001
Isola di San Clemente 1, 30124 Venice
The vast Molino Stucky Hilton Venice is located on Giudecca Island, one of the largest islands in the Lagoon and only a short boat ride to the city.
The peaceful, sophisticated retreat was originally the home of the Molino Stucky Flour Mill, a prime example of 19th-century Venetian architecture and was restored to an elegant and luxurious hotel in 2007. The Hilton Molino Stucky Hotel offers 380 beautifully decorated guestrooms and suites, all equipped with state-of-theart comfort.
Why we love it: The ground-level suite offers two bedrooms and living spaces, while the second level is your personal fitness and wellness room with a staircase leading to the panoramic tower. The private elevator opens up onto a wide parquet corridor leading to a master bedroom and a twin-bedded room, each with its own walk-in wardrobe, marbled bathroom and breathtaking views. On the left and right hand side of the elevator is a large dining room and fully equipped kitchen. Three marble steps lead to a spacious living area with sweeping views of Venice. Precious fabrics, cherrywood panelling and Murano glass chandeliers create a rich yet elegant setting and the original iron-cast columns and brick-lined neo-gothic windows add an irresistible charm to this unique suite.
Mario Ferraro, General Manager
+39 041 272 3311
Giudecca 810, 30133, Venice