Gritti Palace Italy

Gritti Palace

Gritti Palace is set in a former noble residence, a historic building on Venice's Grand Canal, with views of Santa Maria delle Salute Church. Rooms feature antiques and Murano glass. Hotel Gritti Palace is in the heart of Venice, just a short wa...

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Bauer (Gruenwald) Italy

Bauer (Gruenwald)

The Bauer (Grünwald has been dropped from the name) is one of the last great Venice establishments still in private hands, with a strict, utilitarian facade and subdued interiors providing a refreshing antidote to all the gilded and baroque exce...

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Cipriani Italy

Cipriani

We had to wait untill summer 2008 until we were abel to accept this relatively young hotel into the circle of The Most Famous Hotels in the World. A detailed report is about to follow.

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Danieli Italy

Danieli

In 1822, Giuseppe Dal Niel, nicknamed "Danieli" was able to rent a part of the palazzo, built in the 13 century by Doge Enrico Dandolo, transforming it into a hotel. He founded the Hotel Royal, which also came to be known by his name "Danie...

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Excelsior Lido Venice Italy

Excelsior Lido Venice

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 ci...

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First of all, obtain your very own and personal copy of Marcel Proust’s A La Recherche du Temps Perdu. Inform reception tha...Read More