Serandrei family expands its Venice hotel offerings


VENICE, Italy -- The Serandrei family, which has owned the Hotel Saturnia & International in Venice since 1908, opened a new hotel here, the 29-room Ca'Pisani Hotel.

Set in a 16th century palazzo, the hotel, which opened on Dec. 1, is located a few minutes by foot from the Accademia Galleries and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

While the building is several centuries old, the interior has been restyled with an art deco, avant-garde motif.

Guest rooms are furnished with pieces from the 1930s and 1940s, each one with a dataport connection, a direct-dial telephone, a satellite TV, a minibar and a room safe.

The hotel's restaurant, La Rivista, has a wine and cheese bar and also serves delicatessen specialties, salads, pasta and dessert.

Room rates at the Ca'Pisani for this year start at approximately $177 per night for a standard double room, midweek, during the low season and peak at $214 for a standard room during the high season.

High-season prices are in effect on weekends.

Superior rooms and junior suites also are available.

All prices include buffet breakfast, taxes and service.

The Ca'Pisani serves as a complement to the Hotel Saturnia & International, which is located a few blocks from Piazza San Marco.

That hotel is housed in a 14th century palazzo and has 95 guest rooms, a rooftop terrace and a meetings room.

The hotel's restaurant, La Caravella, serves a hearty breakfast.

From May to September, meals are served in the courtyard.

Nightly room rates start at approximately $193, double.

Both hotels are members of SRS Hotels and Supranational Hotels and can be booked through all major CRSs.

Ca'Pisani Hotel can be reached by telephone at (011) 39-41 277-1478 or by fax at (011) 39-41 277-1061.

It can be found on the Web at

For more information about Hotel Saturnia & International, phone (011) 39-41 520-8377 or fax (011) 39-41 520-7131. That Web site is at

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