Taking a trip to Venice this Summer? Enjoy a luxurious stay at one of these hotels.
The Centurion Palace is the newest addition to five-star lounging on the Grand Canal. But don’t be fooled, Centurion isn’t the typical, upscale hotel one would normally find in Venice; Centurion skips the cliches and opts to indulge its guests with classic-contemporary warmth and charming service without the formality. You will still see the Venice influence – huge chandeliers, velvet brocade motifs, opulent bathrooms, elaborately framed mirrors, immense beds, and views of the Grand Canal from ones hotel suite.
Not to be missed is the Grand Canal rowing events – the Vogalonga in May and the Regata Storica in September
Rates: Doubles from €200
Address: Dorsoduro, 173, 30123
30123 – Venezia (VE)
Tel +39 041 34281
Fax +39 041 2413119
Credit must be given to French designer, Philippe Starck for his first Italian hotel masterpiece, Palazzina Grassi. It’s a far leap from his New York hotel project, the Royalton back in the 1980’s. Palazzina Grassi is a boutique hotel located on the majestic and busy Grande Canal. The hotel engages its guests with luxury, intimacy, charm and privacy. Guests are overwhelmed by art in all its form; a rich selection of Murano glasses, just the right colour and lights, baroque mirrors, terraces with charming Venice rooftop views, and precise engineering.
Not to be missed during the winter months, when guests can get cozy in the warmly lit lounge areas
Rates: Doubles from €352
Address: San Marco 3247, 30124
Tel +39 041 528 4644
Fax +39 041 241 0575