Venice’s iconic Gritti Palace Hotel re-opens following €35 million renovation

The 500 year old Gritti Palace in Venice has opened early this week, in time for the Venice Biennale and Venice Film Festival, two of the most important events taking place in Italy. Originally, the Gritti Palace Hotel in Venice had 91 rooms and after the renovation there will be 82. The Gritti Palace is managed by Starwood’s Luxury Collection.

One of the best protected and high-grade listing buildings in Italy, the transformation of Gritti Palace has been done through an immaculate restoration, with hundreds of original artworks – paintings, tapestries, rococo ceilings, Murano chandeliers etc. Themed suites include: Somerset Maugham Royal Suite which includes the original letters, the Hemingway Suite or the Peggy Guggenheim Suite which features a unique library of rare monographs.

The Gritti Palace opening comes after the re-opening of the spectacular Alfonso XIII Palace Hotel in Seville, Spain, also managed by The Luxury Collection. The chain will add a third iconic palace to its portfolio with the opening in May this year of the Prince de Galle Hotel in Paris, on Avenue George V, adjacent to the Four Seasons George V.

Heritage Suite at The Gritti Palace, Venice