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

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

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

ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS FOR 2013 AS OF MAY 2012

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In order to assist you with planning your 2013 reservations at The Gritti Palace from late February/ early March, we are delighted to announce that we will be starting to accept reservations for the coming year as of May 2012.  The … Continue reading

LAYING THE PROTECTIVE FLOOD BASINS

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We are a week late with this posting and for those of you who are following us regularly we do apologise for the delay. However, this delay has permitted us to complete a video documenting an important phase of our … Continue reading

FAMOUS GUESTS OF THE GRITTI PALACE – CHAPTER I

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We are now 4 months into the handcrafted restorations at The Gritti Palace and I would like to start the post reminding our Starwood Preferred Guests® that as of March 2012, in recognition of your loyalty, new benefits await our … Continue reading

THE FIRST VENICE CARNIVAL WITHOUT THE GRITTI PALACE

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Tomorrow is the start of the 2012 Venice Carnival themed “Life is Theatre! It’s time to get Masked”. Sadly it is the first Carnival without The Gritti Palace though we will be back better than ever in 2013.  For all … Continue reading