It seems as though we've been hearing about the unveiling of Venice's Gritti Palace for months now, but we are happy to report that the day has finally arrived. The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice, has reopened its doors following a $55 million restoration.
The project, which lasted more than a year, is part of a larger plan to invest $200 million in the restoration of Starwood's most iconic Luxury Collection hotels in Europe. (You may have heard of the recent renovations of Hotel Alfonso XIII, Seville and Hotel Maria Cristina, San Sebastian, as well as Prince de Galles in Paris.)
The Gritti Palace's new look features 61 guest rooms and 21 suites, including suites with canal views. The interior design of signature suites is inspired by renowned personalities (think Ernest Hemingway, Somerset Maugham and Peggy Guggenheim). The impressive Redentore Terrazza Suite spans 818 square feet with a reception room, bedroom, living room and dining area and rooftop terrace with 2,691 square feet. Cool touch: The roof has a spa pool, entertaining spaces and views over the city.
The hotel has unveiled Blu Mediterranea Spa, a new spa concept by Acqua di Parma.
For more information visit www.luxurycollection.com/gritti.