St. Regis Hotels & Resorts has revealed the highly anticipated opening of The St. Regis Venice San Clemente Palace will take place in April 2015 following an extensive restoration.
The grounds that surround the hotel include spectacular gardens, a signature spa, an outdoor swimming pool with cabanas, a tennis court and a children’s club
Idyllically situated atop a private island in the heart of the Venice lagoon, the enchanting Venetian retreat will join Starwood’s impressive portfolio of nine luxury hotels in Italy.
Owned by the Turkish Permak Group, The St. Regis Venice San Clemente Palace will also join The St Regis Rome and The St Regis Florence as the luxury brand’s third hotel in Italy.
“We look forward to building a long-term relationship with Permak Group, who recognises the strength of the St. Regis brand and our deep operating experience in Venice,” said Michael Wale, president, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa & Middle East.
“We look forward to unveiling the renovated The St. Regis Venice San Clemente Palace this spring, as the most desirable address in this remarkable destination.”
Led by award-winning international designers Hirsch Bedner Associates and GA Design, the hotel’s renovation will feature 191 luxurious guest rooms and suites overlooking the lagoon and heavenly gardens.
Guest rooms and suites will feature a harmonious blend of contemporary decor with distinct Venetian craftsmanship, including heritage terrazzo floors and brocades.
Among the hotel’s exquisite 48 suites, a majestic Royal Suite and an impressive Presidential Suite will set a new standard in Venice.
This storied building which once served as a monastery, military outpost and guest home for Venetian nobility at different times from the 12th through to the 17th century, has retained its charming historic character through the meticulous year-long renovation, now debuting as The St. Regis Venice San Clemente Palace.
The St. Regis Venice San Clemente Palace is a private oasis just minutes by the hotel’s private boat service from Venice’s city centre with easy access to museums, galleries, performing arts and shopping.
The hotel will also offer its discerning global guests the unparalleled bespoke experience for which the St. Regis brand is known, including the brand’s signature St. Regis Butler Service.
The hotel will feature an exquisitely curated wine cellar as well as The St. Regis Bar, which will follow the tradition of the St. Regis brand’s iconic King Cole Bar in New York where the first Bloody Mary cocktail was concocted over 80 years ago.
The St. Regis Venice San Clemente Palace will have its own signature Bloody Mary cocktail inspired by the destination, created with local ingredients.