St. Regis Into Venice

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rendering of What’s to come: Those staying in suites can enjoy an hour-long cruise.
Rendering of what’s to come: Those staying in suites can enjoy an hour-long cruise.

Luxury travelers to Venice are anticipating the opening of the St. Regis Venice San Clemente Palace, which will make its debut in April on San Clemente Island. Starwood last year signed an agreement with the Turkish group Permak (owners of the private island), to take over management of the five-star San Clemente Palace Resort. Following a multi-million-dollar renovation which started last October, the resort will reopen as a St. Regis on the historic island that was first settled in 1131. Reservations are currently being made for April 1, 2015, and beyond.

Acquerello Restaurant affords guests views of the lagoon while dining.
 
Acquerello Restaurant affords guests views of the lagoon while dining.

It boasts a setting overlooking the Venice Lagoon, and the Piazza San Marco is just a 10-minute ride in one of the hotel’s complimentary boats. The resort will have rooms and suites serviced by private butlers. If you reserve a suite, you’re privy to perks like an hour-long private cruise.

Facilities include a swimming pool facing Venice, a professionally designed tennis court and three restaurants, including Acquerello, where you can dine on Mediterranean specialties on a terrace overlooking the lagoon. Note: The island is home to a 15th-century church, where weddings can be held. This is the third St. Regis in Italy, but this Starwood a healthy presence in Venice; it joins the Gritti Palace, Hotel Danieli and the Westin Europa & Regina. Travel advisors should contact Sian Navarro ([email protected] woodhotels.com), director of sales, with special requests.

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