We would like to share with you the images and the various phases of the restoration and keep you updated with work in progress.
Led by interior designer Chuck Chewning, the restoration will include guest rooms and suites, lobby and reception areas, meeting rooms and a brand new fitness and wellbeing center. The Gritti Terrace on the Grand Canal, the Bar Longhi and the Club del Doge Restaurant, will also go through an extensive renovation.
Built in 1525 as a noble residential palace following the Gothic style, The Gritti Palace was converted into a hotel at the end of the 19th century. Strategically located on the Grand Canal, facing the grandiose church of Santa Maria della Salute and just steps away from St Marks’s Square and La Fenice Theatre, The Gritti Palace is one of the most prestigious hotels in the world and one of the Venetian addresses for travel connoisseurs.

As The Gritti Palace is a protected historical asset, the restoration project will leverage on Venetian culture and history using authentic local products and design elements such as the original Rubelli silk damask, Venetian tapestries and velvets, unique pieces of furniture such as long Rococo couches and pozzetti, handcrafted Girandole mirrors and the Murano glass chandeliers.

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  1. La vista a la Basilica Santa Maria della Salute que tenian desde su hotel era magnifica y la veia todos los dias desde Mexico, realmente deseo que tengan una magnifica restauracion sin contratiempos y espero que nos compartan nuevamente esa excelente vista de la basilica y de esa hermosa ciudad de Venecia.
    Saludos y un agradecimiento nuevamente a Cyndy Cruikshank por responder a mi correo en aquella ocasion en que se congelo su camara.

    • Thank you for your kind words and I’m delighted to hear you enjoyed our live view of Santa Maria della Salute Basilica. Our webcam has been switched off during our restoration. We will certainly let you know once The Gritti Palace webcam is functioning once again so you may continue to enjoy our live view from Mexico. Paolo Lorenzoni, General Manager, The Gritti Palace, Venice – a Luxury Collection Hotel

    • Dear Mrs Jerauld, dear Mr Jerauld,

      Thank you very much for your kind comment and for following us on the blog.
      Kindly be informed that we have started to take reservations for 2013 very recently.
      Please let us know should you require any assistance or face any issue in order to make your reservation for The Gritti Palace.

      Looking forward to welcoming you back in 2013!

      With best Regards,

      Paolo Lorenzoni
      General Manager

  2. Can you let me know the your hotel e-mail address because of i want to send my CV to your hotel if i could get the any job vacancy there in gritti palace .i have plenty of experience work hotel in DUBAI now i’m in venice italy seeking a job in hotel .thank you .

    • Thank you for your interest in our hotel and in working with us. To see and apply for any career opportunities within The Gritti Palace, Venice or within Starwood Hotels & Resorts, please visit our career website at Thank you and best of luck. Paolo Lorenzoni, General Manager.

  3. Dear Mr Lorenzoni I am Bruno Valbona I reside in the US I have stayed at The Gritti many tiimes in the past, We were planning to come last year for our 20th wedding anniversary, will the Hotel be open in March? Plea se advise as I am again planning, Thank You ! Bruno Valbona

    • Dear Mr. Valbona. It is wonderful to hear from you though I regret to learn our restoration prevented you from celebrating your 20th wedding anniversary in Venice. The Gritti Palace will be reopening on 1 February 2013 and I look forward to welcoming you back to our palazzo in 2013. Do let us know if we are able to assist you in any way with your planning. Wishing you all the best for 2013. Paolo Lorenzoni, General Manager

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