Tansy Kaschak

The Venice Venice Hotel

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  • Why:For art, history, love, and the finest hospitality
  • When:November 2022
  • Who:Tansy & Ben

"A dream stay and a lesson in creativity and hospitality"

AT A GLANCE: In the heart of Venice, the retro-progressive Venice Venice, founded by the minds behind fashion brand Golden Goose, is deeply rooted in local culture and excellence while looking into the future. Pure sensory bliss and impeccable service at every touch point, a stay here is, indeed, a dreamy and unparalleled experience. Swipe the images below to discover.

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The Venice Venice Hotel The Venice Venice Hotel is a feast for the curious mind. One of the amenities in Room 25 — curated by photographer Renato Dagostin — is a professional film camera you can use and get creative exploring the hotel... The film will be developed by Renato and sent to you. How cool is that?

The Venice Venice Hotel is a feast for the curious mind. One of the amenities in Room 25 — curated by photographer Renato Dagostin — is a professional film camera you can use and get creative exploring the hotel... The film will be developed by Renato and sent to you. How cool is that?

The Venice Venice Hotel Think of a dramatic entrance... The light play, water feature and marble sculpture by artist Fabio Viale are quite the welcome

Think of a dramatic entrance... The light play, water feature and marble sculpture by artist Fabio Viale are quite the welcome

The Venice Venice Hotel Ben Pundole and the fantastic Dream Builder Claudia who checked us in. Each guest is assigned a Dream Builder who will assist and guide from you from pre-arrival to check out

Ben Pundole and the fantastic Dream Builder Claudia who checked us in. Each guest is assigned a Dream Builder who will assist and guide from you from pre-arrival to check out

The Venice Venice Hotel First things first: Down to Venice M'Art, the hotel's ground floor hosting a shop, art gallery, restaurant and bar for a super special kick-off dinner. This rose oil-infused cocktail is unforgettable!

First things first: Down to Venice M'Art, the hotel's ground floor hosting a shop, art gallery, restaurant and bar for a super special kick-off dinner. This rose oil-infused cocktail is unforgettable!

The Venice Venice Hotel Back to the room for a candlelit bath. Every evening we found a candle burning on this antique vanity. Sexy.

Back to the room for a candlelit bath. Every evening we found a candle burning on this antique vanity. Sexy.

The Venice Venice Hotel Room 25's tub and The Erose stool, robes, and the bath supplies in pretty cans. The Erose is the hotel's own brand ranging from furniture, homeware, and design accessories to clothing, fragrance and toiletries

Room 25's tub and The Erose stool, robes, and the bath supplies in pretty cans. The Erose is the hotel's own brand ranging from furniture, homeware, and design accessories to clothing, fragrance and toiletries

The Venice Venice Hotel And then... Waking up to this. A gorgeous view over the Grand Canal

And then... Waking up to this. A gorgeous view over the Grand Canal

The Venice Venice Hotel Ca' del Mosto, the building housing The Venice Venice Hotel, is the palace with the oldest Byzantine stone façade in Venice. It was abandoned for decades and went through an extensive renovation and restoration work

Ca' del Mosto, the building housing The Venice Venice Hotel, is the palace with the oldest Byzantine stone façade in Venice. It was abandoned for decades and went through an extensive renovation and restoration work

The Venice Venice Hotel

"Il buongiorno si vede dal mattino", as we say here. You can tell a good day from how the morning starts. And if this is the breakfast setting, we don't have much to worry about

The Venice Venice Hotel The only thing better than getting lost walking in and out of Venice's little alleys is to explore the lagoon and canals on a boat

The only thing better than getting lost walking in and out of Venice's little alleys is to explore the lagoon and canals on a boat

The Venice Venice Hotel We love these portraits of the local purveyors who provide the produce. One of the many ways Venice Venice shows how it stays close to its community

We love these portraits of the local purveyors who provide the produce. One of the many ways Venice Venice shows how it stays close to its community

The Venice Venice Hotel The Venice Bitter Bar on the First Noble Floor of the building is about to become a new, avant-garde member's club

The Venice Bitter Bar on the First Noble Floor of the building is about to become a new, avant-garde member's club

The Venice Venice Hotel Beauty everywhere: This tapestry at The Venice Bitter Bar is stunning. Just like many of the other art and design features of the hotel, the level of mastery pays homage to Venice's historical craftsmanship excellence with a fresh and contemporary twist

Beauty everywhere: This tapestry at The Venice Bitter Bar is stunning. Just like many of the other art and design features of the hotel, the level of mastery pays homage to Venice's historical craftsmanship excellence with a fresh and contemporary twist

The Venice Venice Hotel Each room has its own curatorial project juxtaposing the hotel's private art collection with selected works from galleries or collaborating directly with artists. Art lovers and collectors can request a tour by the in-house (and most gracious human) art specialist Bianca Bonaldi

Each room has its own curatorial project juxtaposing the hotel's private art collection with selected works from galleries or collaborating directly with artists. Art lovers and collectors can request a tour by the in-house (and most gracious human) art specialist Bianca Bonaldi

The Venice Venice Hotel The scale of Room 25 is remarkable: Impressive high ceilings and oversized artworks by Venetian photographer Renato Dagostin

The scale of Room 25 is remarkable: Impressive high ceilings and oversized artworks by Venetian photographer Renato Dagostin

The Venice Venice Hotel A mirrored table that sits 60 people and reflects an installation with original Murano chandeliers and hundreds of roses, creating a whimsical floating garden

A mirrored table that sits 60 people and reflects an installation with original Murano chandeliers and hundreds of roses, creating a whimsical floating garden

The Venice Venice Hotel So much to see and do in Venice but this extra comfy bed won me over with an indulgent pre-dinner nap

So much to see and do in Venice but this extra comfy bed won me over with an indulgent pre-dinner nap

The Venice Venice Hotel The restaurant at Venice M'Art

The restaurant at Venice M'Art

The Venice Venice Hotel And here she is: The poetic Venetian fog, courtesy of a visit in cool season

And here she is: The poetic Venetian fog, courtesy of a visit in cool season

The Venice Venice Hotel Ben Pundole bringing back a flavor from his 1990's modeling years

Ben Pundole bringing back a flavor from his 1990's modeling years

The Venice Venice Hotel Ciao for now, Venice Venice. Rest assured we will be back!

Ciao for now, Venice Venice. Rest assured we will be back!

Highs & Lows

  • We are lucky to visit a good number of inspiring hotels and to find true gems that makes our hearts beat a little faster. With the utmost attention to detail, The Venice Venice Hotel blew us away from the moment we set foot in. Or, to be precise, from the most attentive pre-arrival experience.

  • The sensory bliss. See, smell, hear, feel, touch... The Venice Venice will enrapture all of your senses. The music is fun and on point, the food and drinks are just delicious, the textures of all fabrics and finishes are heavenly, the scent is unique and inebriating, and, the highly curated visuals, often candlelit, are pure pleasure.

  • The fearless creative approach to hospitality. The founders Alessandro Gallo and Francesca Rinaldo are first-time hoteliers with a strong background in fashion and art collection. To embody their vision, they created the concept of "Postvenezianità": rooted in local historical excellence, but looking into the future. It is fascinating to see the lengths to which they went to express it. Every single detail was designed by or closely supervised by them in collaboration with other creatives. There is such cohesiveness of all aspects of their narrative, it is truly impressive. And, what we love even more, unexpected. Their signature scent, for example, was developed with an award-winning bartender and brings notes that recall the building's history as the trading heart of Venice in centuries past mixed with a sexy, contemporary feeling.

  • The human aspect. Impeccable service of a true luxury hotel and with a cool savoir faire that makes you feel right at home. We wanted to make friends with every single person there! Plus, the hotel has a strong bond with the local community, from artists to food providers. Future-forward at heart!

  • The art and design curation. Hospitality, art and design meet in a dynamic dialogue. In collaboration with Bianca Bonaldi, the common spaces resemble an intimate contemporary art gallery and each room has its own curatorial project. Some of the artworks displayed at the hotel are key pieces of Italian contemporary art, like an oversized star by star by Gilberto Zorio, made with Stromboli's ashes, an Arte Povera masterpiece.

  • Staying at the hear of Venice comes with two high costs: the night rate and the crowds. Part of the story, but good to keep in mind and not be surprised.

The Venice Venice Hotel Think of a dramatic entrance... The light play, water feature and marble sculpture by artist Fabio Viale are quite the welcome

The Barometer

  • Design
  • Location
  • Future Forward
  • Night's Sleep
  • Service
  • Amenities
  • Takeable Treats
  • Refer a Friend
  • Overall Value
  • Life Changing
Total: 50/50
The Venice Venice Hotel Beauty everywhere: This tapestry at The Venice Bitter Bar is stunning. Just like many of the other art and design features of the hotel, the level of mastery pays homage to Venice's historical craftsmanship excellence with a fresh and contemporary twist

Important Bits

  • Type

    Luxurious Lifestyle Hotel

  • Vibe

    Retro-progressive local excellence and the utmost attention to detail: Venice Venice is a dream to stay in and a lesson in creativity and hospitality

  • Location

    In Cannaregio, right in the heart of Venice, a few minutes walk from Rialto Bridge, St. Mark’s Square. Fondazione Prada is right on the other side of the canal and you can cross on a gondola for 2 Euros

  • Rooms

    44

  • Pre-Arrival & Arrival Experience

    As the hotel is not listed in any online travel agent nor is part of affiliations and consortiums, they were curious to know how we found them and what inspired us to choose them. From there, the team of Dream Builders started to go above and beyond to make sure everything was set for our arrival and the plans during our days in Venice. And, the arrival at night, by boat, was a magical experience. They really got us at hello.

  • Future Forward

    Venice Venice champions a kind of hospitality that is deeply rooted in local culture and tradition and it does so in a refreshing and contemporary way. The design team strictly chose items and materials made as close as possible to Venice; the food comes from local purveyors they have a strong relationship with (and you can see their proud portraits decorating the restaurant); they work closely with local artists to compose their robust art collection. It is also evident the team is highly trained, prepared, and happy about their roles. Technology is used savvily. There is no disposable plastic on sight.

  • Music

    Slow jams, 90’s trip-hop in the best possible way, and melodic electronic create a nice juxtaposition and balanced atmosphere with the interior’s dark colors and heavy textiles.

  • Year Opened

    2022

  • Designed By

    Francesca Rinaldo and Alessandro Gallo

  • Health & Wellness

    Walking thousands and thousands of steps around Venice can be a real workout, however, we feel that the addition of a small but mighty fitness room where to lift some healthy weights and have a proper stretch would be fantastic

  • Food

    The restaurant at Venice M’Art is superb. Few selected items cooked to perfection all day long. Breakfast by the water is like waking up in a dream. As the sun goes down, the ambiance is sexy and elegant without being pretentious. And the most attentive service.

  • Bar, Events & Nightlife

    Bar and restaurant share the ground floor by the Grand Canal. It’s a great, lively dynamic between both services. The cocktail list is on its own a reason to flock to Venice Venice. In Ben Pundole’s words “the best Americano you’ll ever have!” — it’s prepared with their homemade vermut.

  • Minibar & Retail

    Venice Venice came to life via the same creative minds behind fashion label Golden Goose — internationally acclaimed for the quality and longevity of their products. So, it comes as no surprise that the hotel developed its own brand of design, apparel, accessories, and toiletries The Erose (don’t miss their custom scent), also found at Venice M’Art. The selection of in-room minibar items is small — although curated with high-quality international spirits and absolutely no plastic (GRAZIE!)

  • Accessibility

    The hotel like most of Venice, unfortunately is not accessible to those with reduced mobility

  • Pet Friendly

    Yes, upon request and assessment

  • Children

    Yes

  • Price

    On the dream end of the spectrum...

  • Tel.

    +39 041 0970 300

  • Website

    Visit website

The Venice Venice Hotel

The Venice Venice Hotel

The Venice Venice Hotel, Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy

Punta della Dogana and Palazzo Grassi

Punta della Dogana and Palazzo Grassi

Punta della Dogana, Dorsoduro, Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy

Sunset boat ride

Sunset boat ride

The Venice Venice Hotel, Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy

Trattoria da Bepi già 54

Trattoria da Bepi già 54

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