The St. Regis Venice has opened near Piazza San Marco. The waterfront
property is housed in five Venetian palaces, the oldest of which dates to the
Prior to becoming a St. Regis hotel, the site was home to
the former Grand Hotel Britannia, which opened in 1895, and, most recently, the
Westin Hotel Europa & Regina.
The hotel, fresh off a two-year restoration and renovation, has
169 guestrooms and suites. Guestroom interiors showcase a color palette
inspired by the artworks of Impressionist painter Claude Monet, while design of
the property's public spaces pays homage to Venetian artist and architect Carlo
The artistic influence extends to the hotel's cultural
programming, with the St. Regis Venice to invite artists to take residence at
the hotel. The property's inaugural resident artist will be Frenchman Olivier
Masmonteil, who has also been commissioned to create artworks that will be
showcased within the St. Regis Venice's Gran Salone and Monet suites.
Other suite options at the St. Regis Venice include a
two-bedroom Presidential Suite that overlooks the Grand Canal and three-bedroom
Penthouse Suite, which has a wraparound terrace.
The hotel has several food and beverage venues, including
signature Italian restaurant Gio's and art-inspired cocktail lounge Arts Bar.
Guests can also take advantage of the property's roaming Spritz Trolley, which
serves spritz cocktails.
The opening of the St. Regis Venice marks St. Regis' return
to the city. The former St. Regis Venice San Clemente Palace was reflagged as
the San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice in 2016.
The St. Regis Venice is the brand's third location in Italy,
joining the St. Regis Florence and The St. Regis Rome.