The night of July 21st 1908 still represents an unforgettable moment for
the Venetian hotel business: over three thousand invited guests,
personalities who had travelled especially for the occasion from all
over the world, and over 30.000 Venetian citizens, reached the Lido to
attend the hotel’s opening night. Read more about it under “History”.
In 1992 the hotel was refurbished: guest accommodations were reoriented
from the street side to the more quite internal part of the building.
Now these rooms face the relaxing “Corte Moresca”, the internal court
recalling architectures from Cordova and Granada, with its fountains and
water plays, trees, flowers, jasmine scents, arches and romantic fading
The latest renovation dates winter 2012/2013, during which the majority
of guest accommodations have been refurbished: from tapestries to
spacious showers, aimed to the best of comfort and in compliance with
the traditional unique Moorish style of the Hotel Excelsior.