Up Close: Hotel Danieli in VeniceDecember 29, 2008 By: David Eisen Travel Agent
When the Hotel Danieli was originally constructed, the Renaissance was just getting started and the Black Plague was the chief medical concern. Back then, it served as quarters for Europe’s traveling nobility. Today, while its clientele has changed, it remains one of Venice’s preeminent hotels and a member of Starwood’s Luxury Collection.
This year, the hotel began an ambitious threephase, $66 million renovation that will restore the
rich art and architecture of the three palaces that make up the complete property. In addition to restoring the classic style, the restoration will also add all new modern touches. Its designer is world-renowned Jacques Garcia, who is behind such hotels as Le Majéstic in Cannes, Le Métropole in Monte Carlo and Hotel Costes in Paris.
The recently completed first phase of the restoration project renovated the Danielino Palace, which sported 81 rooms and suites and the famous rooftop Terrazza restaurant with lagoon views and magnificent city vistas. Those 81 rooms have been pared down to 73; eight rooms were sacrificed to make way for the expansion and renovation of four corner suites and four junior suites. Expect stylish coloring and décor that blends Venetian ambiance with universal elegance.
Contact General Manager Antonello de’ Medici (email@example.com; 011-39-041-522-6480) for more.
Stay Tuned: The hotel is hush-hush, but a new boutique spa will soon be crafted on the ground floor, which will include treatment rooms and a covered swimming pool.
Take a closer look at the hotel in the slide show below.