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, celebration, congregation, and art, and just in time for the 2013 Venice Carnival, which runs until 12 February 2013.
We have been extremely busy over the past two months – the guestroom floors are now almost all complete: the walls have been redecorated with precious fabric upholsteries, restored hand painted boiserie and Venetian laquered painting; ceiling stuccowork has been redone; the restored antique mirrors and chandeliers have been rehung, much of the bedroom furniture, both restored and new, has been delivered and arranged, and bathroom marbles and fixtures are now in place.
With the major engineering works on the ground floors well behind us and the terrazza and marble flooring all relaid, specialised artisans have been restoring artwork on the decorative wooden beams in Club del Doge Restaurant, the Bar Longhi mirrors have been rehung, and the marble concierge and bar counters have been reassembled.
A good number of tasks do still remain to be completed before our reopening on 1st February 2013, and we invite you to accompany us on our countdown to this important date.
In wishing you all a serene and remarkable 2013, with great pleasure I share with you a video of The Redentore Terrazza Suite, a spectacular two-storey suite on the uppermost floor of the palazzo with a unique 250 square metre terrace for private use, special celebrations, or stylish entertaining.