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 weeks we have begun reassembling our remarkable palace.  At ground level, floor heating systems have been installed in the Club del Doge Restaurant, and in the Gritti Epicurean School, and part of the beautiful wooden boiserie has already been put back in place in the entrance hall, Reception and Luxury Concierge areas leading off Campo Santa Maria del Giglio, the small square in front of the hotel’s street entrance.

In the guestroom levels, oak-wood floors have been laid in some of the new sestriere suites, the redefinition of the stucco frames decorating guestrooms and corridors is underway, we have started to reassemble the boiserie in some of our non-smoking Venetian rooms, and guestroom bathrooms are being fitted with beautiful Green Alpine, Cream Tirreno and classic Palissandro marbles.

The re-tiling of the back corridors and stairways has also commenced.

I am sure you will enjoy this recent album of photos which documents the state of our progress.

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I also have an important update for those of you who are fans and friends of The Gritti Palace on Facebook. As a result of the restoration we have had to create a new page in Facebook. Like us now on Facebook at to continue to follow our news and tidbits about Venice.

Additionally, just a reminder that The Gritti Palace is now taking reservations for stays from 1 February 2013.  Reserve your stay now on our official websites,, through your preferred travel planner or website, or by contacting The Gritti Palace reservations team at ph. +39 041 2961222 email

For those of you visiting Venice for the 13th International Architecture Exhibition titled “Common Ground” (29 August – 25 November 2012) and the 69th International Film Festival (29 August – 8 September 2012), Hotel Danieli – a Luxury Collection hotel and The Westin Europa & Regina would be delighted to assist you with your accommodation requirements.

Best regards,

Paolo Lorenzoni,
General Manager


    • Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Gritti Palace in 2013 so you may witness the restoration first hand. Best regards, Paolo Lorenzoni, General Manager

  1. We love the Gritti Palace ! So happy the flood didin’t hurt the hotel. We look forward to visiting with you again.
    Victoria & Ronald Laraneta

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