Venice is a land that floats on water, but did you know there is a personal oasis hidden on the Grand Canal? Welcome to The St. Regis Venice, where classic elements meet historical elegance. A modern luxury setting where you can enjoy breakfast with a view of the city’s most iconic landmarks, neighboring Piazza San Marco. Home to some of the greatest creative gems and visitors like Claude Monet, the artistic significance is immediately apparent with an Ai Weiwei chandelier hanging from the ceiling. With 130 guest rooms and 39 suites, I was greeted by my own personal butler. My suite had a private terrace and expansive views of the city of Venice, with curated artwork along the walls, a cue to Venetian art history.
I arrived just in time for their partnership with Glasstress and Berengo Studio, recently unveiling a bespoke collection of contemporary Murano glass sculptures on display around the hotel’s public spaces and select guest rooms and suites. We were transported to the neighboring idyllic town of Murano, where we had a personal tour and experienced how the hand-blown glass is shaped, sprayed with color, and stretched in the fire pit.
Gio’s Restaurant and Terrace and the St. Regis Bar are always lively, with a Saber Champagne toast every evening at 5pm with a recounting of Napoleon, a hub for private events, weddings, celebrations and gatherings. Gio’s offers a blend of modern Italian cuisine with Venetian influence and ingredients are sourced locally from the Veneto region. Chef Giuseppe Ricci personally offered us delicious spaghetti pomodoro, a tuna sashimi dish, seared beef, Scottona beef tenderloin with rosemary, veal jus, truffle and Cardoncelli mushrooms plus a mushroom appetizer and even a custom birthday cake at the end.
If you are looking for unmatched service, attention to details and a personalized, tailored experience, The St. Regis Venice is for you.