THE GRITTI PALACE IS OPEN

The last 24 hours have just flown by and with great pride we announce that The Gritti Palace has officially reopened and looks forward to welcoming its first guest in the hours to come.

From its beginnings our palazzo has been home to a rich collection of artworks, a tradition that originated with the noble Pisani family, and that continued with its successive owners including the Gritti’s.

Art in its many forms is an important part of our restoration, from the precious Rubelli fabrics that decorate guestrooms and suites, to the exceptional glass chandeliers meticulously hand restored according to tradition by able glass.makers from nearby Murano, and from the beautiful terrazzo floors to the remarkable selection of artworks and antiques that adorn all private and social spaces within the hotel.

As we reopen we would like to share with you this short video that recounts the work of the local artisans that took part in our conservative restoration.

The artisans involved in the restoration

The artisans involved in the restoration

We do hope you enjoy the video and look forward to having you experience the wonderful artwork and art pieces that are an integral part of our Venetian icon.

To make a reservation visit thegrittipalace.com, call +39 041 794611 or contact your preferred travel agency.

Best regards,

Paolo Lorenzoni
General Manager

ONE DAY REMAINING UNTIL OUR REOPENING

One day and 00 hours to go until our reopening

One day and 00 hours to go

Just one day remains to the reopening of The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Venice, Italy.

As you may all well imagine, the hotel is alive with activity and excitement as we count down these last 24 hours until we celebrate the arrival of our first guest.

Chosen over the years by the world’s social elite as a place to celebrate important and cultural events, The Gritti Palace will continue this tradition with new and restored avenues of celebration. From the renowned Gritti Terrace to the grand 250 square metre panoramic Redentore Terrace, and from the Bar Longhi to The Gritti Epicurean School, every special occasion unites a reason for celebration with a unique place to celebrate.

To make a reservation visit thegrittipalace.com, call +30 041 2961222 or reserve through your preferred travel agent.

We look forward to celebrating your special occasions with you.

Paolo Lorenzoni
General Manager

TWO DAYS UNTIL OUR REOPENING

Well, we’ve been silent for a few weeks however during this time we’ve been working hard to ensure The Gritti Palace is ready to open its doors and welcome back both residents and guests when we reopen on 1st February, 2013.

During the 2nd week of January the temporary construction site offices were finally removed, freeing up access to the hotel’s street entrance off Santa Maria del Giglio Square. We are pleased to share with you a video of this important milestone.

Our associates have now returned to prepare their workstations. Exquisite details continue to be curated in the guestroomsunique suites, and spaces for socialising and leisure. Just like a private home, favourite pieces have been returned to their places and room has been made for a trove of new treasures.

In the Gritti Palace kitchens, Executive Chef Daniele Turco and his brigade have been testing traditional Venetian culinary proposals and signature risottos that will feature at Club del Doge Restaurant, and perfecting the lightness of the soufflés that will be late night specialties to indulge in at Bar Longhi.

As we countdown these final days to our reopening, the atmosphere fills with enthusiasm and pride for all of those who have dedicated themselves over the past 15 months to our handcrafted restoration, and to preparing The Gritti Palace for its reopening. To add to the excitement of the reopening, the Venice Carnival, an event loved by travellers and explorers of fantasy and mystery around the world, is now underway.

We look forward to having you visit us soon and as you do, hope you will consider The Gritti Palace your home in Venice.  To make a reservation, call +39 041 2961222, visit thegrittipalace.com, or contact your preferred travel agency.

Best regards,

Paolo Lorenzoni
General Manager

THE COUNTDOWN HAS BEGUN

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Now that the countdown to the New Year is over, another countdown begins for all of us here at The Gritti Palace.  On February 1st, in just 31 days, The Gritti Palace will reopen its doors to a new era of hospitality, … Continue reading

THE GRITTI PALACE FACADE IS UNVEILED

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Today I have the pleasure of sharing with you a video which was taken during the unveiling of The Gritti Palace’s Grand Canal facade on 8 October 2012.  We think it looks just spectacular. Many of you may have heard … Continue reading

A PREVIEW OF THE PUNTA DELLA DOGANA SUITE

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September marks the 11th month of our handcrafted restoration and to celebrate we are delighted to unveil for you a virtual tour with a preview of the Punta della Dogana Suite. Featuring stand-up balconies which give unobstructed views onto Venice’s heritage Customs House, now seat … Continue reading

FAMOUS GUESTS OF THE GRITTI PALACE – CHAPTER II

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In addition to Ernest Hemingway, another frequent guest in the history of The Gritti Palace was the famous English novelist and short story writer W. Somerset Maugham who considered Venice amongst his preferred cities in the world. He first visited … Continue reading

THE REASSEMBLING AND REDECORATION BEGINS

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For the delight of many of you that have called The Gritti Palace “home” over the years, I am very excited to share with you our latest update on the status of our handcrafted restoration. Over the last couple of … Continue reading

NOW ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS FOR STAYS FROM 1 FEBRUARY 2013

Eight and a half months have passed since we began our handcrafted restoration and it is with great delight that I announce The Gritti Palace is now accepting reservations for hotel stays from 1 February 2013.

To make your reservation please visit thegrittipalace.com, luxurycollection.com/grittipalace, email grittipalace@luxurycollection.com, call +39 041 2961222, or contact your preferred travel agency to reserve your accommodation at The Gritti Palace, Venice.

I look forward to welcoming you all back to your Venetian home in Venice and in the meantime invite you to keep following our restoration blog for more news on our progress, and for previews of our restored facilities.

Best regards,

Paolo Lorenzoni,
General Manager

THE RESTORED HEMINGWAY SUITE

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In one of our previous posts we had written about American author Ernest Hemingway who had been one of the hotel’s frequent and illustrious guests in the 1950’s, and after whom the hotel’s Presidential Suite was named. Located on the … Continue reading