Venice is set to get its first Rosewood Hotel in 2020, located in the heart of the Italian city’s bustling Cannaregio neighbourhood.
The ultra-luxury brand has been appointed by Italian real estate company Gruppo Barletta to manage Rosewood Venice, which will be housed within the magnificent fifteenth century Palazzo Dona’ Giovannelli and located near many of the city’s most legendary landmarks, including the Strada Nova, Piazza San Marco, Basilica di San Marco, and Palazzo Ducale.
Constructed in the mid-1400s by Filippo Calendario, the master architect of the stunning Palazzo Ducale, the Palazzo Dona’ Giovannelli is steeped in history, having served as the home of the Duke of Urbino.
Designed to preserve the building’s stunning original detailing and rich heritage while simultaneously incorporating refined and modern amenities, Rosewood Venice will feature approximately 50 guestrooms and suites inspired by the palace’s rich history and featuring stunning water views due to its dual canal frontage.
The hotel’s dramatic main entrance on the Rio di Noale is an incredible gothic feature, while the building’s main floor is richly adorned with breathtaking frescos, stuccos, and coffered ceilings as well as magnificent fireplaces and tapestries.
A defining feature of the property are two walled courtyards, a rarity in Venice, which will offer an inviting outdoor space for dining and relaxing.
Rosewood Venice will feature two signature dining venues, including a charming piano bar, as well as Sense, A Rosewood Spa and extensive meetings and events space.
It will be the brand’s second property in Italy and eighth in Europe.