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

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 HANDCRAFTED RESTORATION

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Now that all the demolition works are over, we would like to share with you a few details concerning the precious pieces of craftsmanship that were and will continue to be part of The Gritti Palace. Chandeliers – All the … Continue reading