Gritti Palace: Iconic Venice Hotel Reopens for Carnival

January 11, 2013

On February 1st, the iconic hotel, The Gritti Palace in Venice, reopens its doors after a 15-month renovation. The palace returns to its historic grandeur with the addition of state-of-the-art technology. And the opening is just in time for the Feburary Venice Carnival.?

Through the work of artisans and engineers focusing on many artistic details, the new Venetian-style guestrooms feature precious fabrics adorning the walls;?hand painted boiserie and decorative painting; restored antique mirrors and chandeliers; new and restored furniture,?marble bathrooms; and decorative ceiling stuccoes? crafted by hand.? But first, guests of the hotel in Venice will be greeted by relaid multi-colored terrazza, a type of marble floor made using a centuries-old Italian technique.

As for the suites, Punta della Dogana Suite, with its balconies and views, now features rich Lorenzo Rubelli fabrics, and a finely restored selection of antiques from the 19th and 20th centuries. The Hemingway Suite, so named after the literary guest of the hotel in the 1950s,?boasts floor-to-ceiling window-doors opening onto? balconies?with breathtaking views, a spacious living room, bedroom, and marble bathroom.

Also, as an interesting side note, Hotel Gritti Palace has served as a movie setting, specifically in Woody Allen's "Everyone Says I Love You" and the James Bond movie "Moonracker".

See also: Official site of Gritti Palace

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