A PRIME plot of real estate on Venice’s Grand Canal is home to the Italian city’s newest hotel
The St Regis Venice sits just steps from the Piazza San Marco, and across the Grand Canal from Punta della Dogana, with the luxury address occupying what was once the Grand Hotel Britannia which welcomed its first guest in 1895.
The opening follows a two-year renovation which saw the classic building updated and converted into the opulent 169-room hotel we see today which insiders say boasts “the largest water frontage in Venice”.
“The hotel marries its celebrated heritage with the St Regis brand’s modern design and bespoke service throughout a unique collection of five Venetian palaces, with the oldest dating back to the 17th century,” a Marriott International media release explains.
“The hotel’s spacious secluded garden sets the hotel apart, making it a lifestyle destination where guests and locals alike can enjoy remarkable views of the Grand Canal.”
The St Regis Venice has 129 guestrooms and 40 suites, with a third of the rooms overlooking the hotel’s gardens to the Grand Canal beyond, with each chamber reworked to celebrate the building’s heritage.
“The five Roof Garden Suites spectacularly combine garden-inspired interiors with uninterrupted vistas and contemporary touches, while furnished terraces offer a quietly seductive atmosphere,” the media release explains.
“The Venetian Suites showcase crafted details of modern design, influenced by the artistic heritage of the city, while the colour palette of the Monet Suites pay homage to the reflection of light across the Grand Canal.”