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The Gritti Palace Venice reopens after extensive restoration

The Gritti Palace in Venice, a Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts property, has reopened following an extensive €35m restoration.

The Gritti Palace Venice

Part of the Luxury Collection’s wider restoration programme, which will see a total of €150m spent on restoring a number of its historic properties, The Gritti Palace has been revived with new interiors and restored features. As a significant Venetian landmark, local artisans, architects and designers were called into action to ensure justice was done to its 15th century roots with painstaking accuracy and traditional methods.

Gritti Palace Landmark Grand Canal Room

Once a private gothic-style home to numerous nobles, The Gritti Palace was first transformed into a hotel in 1895. It’s long been a popular residence in the city, synonymous with private luxury and exquisite service. Many prominent guests such as Ernest Hemingway stayed at the hotel, while its central location and desirability as a stylish icon have ensured its sustained this reputation.

Gritti Palace Hemingway Presidential Suite

Following the restoration, the hotel’s 61 guestrooms and 21 suites – including one two-storey suite with a private roof terrace and spa pool – are all ornately decorated with period colours, rich velvets, Venetian tapestries, Rococo couches, handcrafted Girandole mirrors and Murano glass chandeliers. There’s also an impressive collection of art work and antiques, not to mention rare books and classic in the Explorer’s Library, which pays tribute to the city’s literary history.

Gritti Palace Bar Longhi

Those hoping to sample some fine Italian cuisine won’t be disappointed, with the Club del Doge restaurant serving up a selection of traditional dishes from its terrace overlooking the Grand Canal. Meanwhile Bar Longhi has a tempting Italian cocktail list as well as a soufflé menu. For a more complete experience, visit the hotel’s Epicurean School where tasting sessions and cooking workshops are frequently held – ideal for groups or a party.

Gritti Epicurean School

Finally, the hotel is also home to a new spa from luxury Italian skincare brand Acqua di Parma. The Blu Mediterraneao SPA uses its own range of natural products and has a selection of signature treatments, including the indulgent two-hour Total Renewal for Face & Body therapy.

For more information on The Gritti Palace and its luxury facilities, call +39 041 794611 or visit the website.

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