The majestic Gritti Palace is where history and culture are met with renewed Venetian style. A place of exceptional art and elegance, the restored Gritti Palace retains its reassuringly intimate and familiar feel. The Gritti is known for impassioned service, a delectable culinary experience, and an intimate wellness haven. The reference point for the world's elite at international city events is the Biennale, Carnival, and the Venice Film Festival. After a meticulous restoration, explore the hotel's original wooden ceilings, original entrance flooring, dressing-table mirrors and 18th-century wall lamps, hand-made in Murano, and more. The epitome of luxury, the Gritti Signature Suite Collection, showcases the hotel’s rich historical past.
A Refined Renovation - From its beginnings, the palazzo has been home to a rich collection of artworks, a tradition that originated with the noble Pisani family. That continued with its successive owners, including the Gritti’s. Chosen by the world’s social elite as the place to celebrate important events, a tradition continued. There's a unique place to celebrate every moment, from the panoramic Terrazza Redentore suite and the Bar Longhi terrace to The Gritti Epicurean School. Art in its many forms was an important part of the restoration, from the precious Rubelli fabrics that decorate guestrooms and suites to the exceptional glass chandeliers meticulously hand restored according to tradition by able glassmakers from nearby Murano.
An Intriguing History - The Gritti Palace dates back to 1475 when the Doge of Venice, Andrea Gritti, commissioned it. At first, the official residence of the Gritti family, the palace, was later used as the residence of the Vatican ambassadors to Venice. It was at the beginning of the XIX century that The Gritti Palace was turned into a hotel. After a meticulous renovation, it now offers guests an insight into its intriguing and illustrious past. Admire the refined renovation from the beautiful terrazzo floors to the remarkable selection of artworks and antiques that adorn all private and social spaces within the hotel.
Illustrious Guests - Over the years, The Gritti Palace has welcomed many famous guests. It was home to successive noble families, such as the Pisani's and again the Grittis in 1814. Some years later, it was sold to the Baroness Susanna d'Eyb, widow to the Baron Vetzlar. During this period, John Ruskin and his young wife Ettie spent a long period at Palazzo Gritti, where he wrote his famous book 'The Stones of Venice.'
Rooms & Suites - A truly indigenous experience awaits at The Gritti Palace in Venice. Rare antique furnishings, precious fabrics, and Murano glass light fittings are embraced by walls, which bring back to life memories and anecdotes from over five centuries of history. Complemented by luxurious comfort and personalized service, the 82 guestrooms and suites' refined settings incorporate the latest in modern technology, with in-room movies and High-Speed Internet Access. Each guestroom and suite is unique, from the Grand Canal Suites boasting dramatic Grand Canal views to the Venetian '700 Style Double Rooms adorned with hand-painted wood to the romantic Venetian-style atmosphere of the Deluxe Suites overlooking Santa Maria del Giglio.
Refined Culinary Experiences -Venice is famous for its fine art, scenic vistas, charming way of life, and cuisine. The Club del Doge restaurant and Bar Longhi offer culinary delights and enchanting views of the canal and city. Local and fresh ingredients and Venetian tradition are elaborated upon in Executive Chef Daniele Turco’s famous recipes, either inside an elegant setting or outside, if weather permitting (from April to October), on the stunning terrace. "Executive Chef Daniele Turco" - Executive Chef Daniele Turco displays a love of his Venice's culinary heritage in his award-winning dishes. A man of countless innovations and enormous vision, Chef Turco’s motto is: “To combine without ever covering up.” This means the singular flavors of the fish, meat, or vegetables are presented with condiments and sauces surrounding them so guests can choose to merge them as they wish. Venetian cuisine reflects the cultural influence of those who have passed through the city and left their mark on its food scene over the centuries. And while Chef Turco's gastronomy is rooted in Venetian heritage, extensive travel and stents working abroad in locations as diverse as Malta, Sicily, Turkey, and Morocco have led to him incorporating new gastronomic stimuli into his culinary repertoire. These days he continues his quest for gastronomic enlightenment while ensuring his cuisine offers a fresh interpretation of popular traditional dishes.
The Gritti Spa - Sisley Paris - The Gritti SPA, an elegant and relaxing space at the iconic Gritti Palace hotel in Venice. Carefully designed in every detail, the spa creates an intimate and unique ambiance in which to relax after an intense day spent discovering the wonders of Venice. Two double spa suites include private steam baths decorated in precious Venetian mosaics, and a suite is dedicated to beauty and grooming. Discover the aromatic treatments and unique savoir-faire of the prestigious Sisley Paris brand, best known for its use of essential oils and plant extracts. Combining massage rituals from across the world, these treatments reunify body and mind with respect for local traditions and the power of aromatherapy. Specific massage techniques are customized to meet the needs of each skin type. Sisley’s highly effective products can be purchased in the spa’s boutique. November - April: Closed on Monday.
Fitness Suite - Guests of The Gritti Palace may enjoy the beautiful fitness facility. Peaceful and spacious, it features an excellent selection of high-tech cardio fitness equipment by Technogym. Stay fit or get back in shape using the fitness area, open 24h, located in The Gritti Spa - Sisley Paris. Access the gym through the spa entrance located on the ground floor of the hotel.
Area & Activities - With a long history and a unique urban shape, Venice holds much to be explored. Whether travelers seek a cultural discovery, a taste of delicious Italian cuisine, or a day at the Lido beach, the city has something for everyone, with many unmissable events throughout the year, such as the Redentore fireworks. Within walking distance of the hotel, stroll to St. Mark's Square to unveil Venice's mysteries at Palazzo Ducale, explore the basilica and its Byzantine mosaics, climb the bell tower for amazing views and see the renowned Bridge of Sighs. Go slightly off the tourist track to the Rialto markets with the Epicurean School tour, pausing for a bite in a traditional bacaro to taste cicchettì and a glass of Prosecco. Visit nearby towns to enjoy World Heritage sites such as Verona, Padua, and Treviso and Asolo's small towns, rich in history and beauty. Or explore the lagoons aboard the private Riva yacht. The Gritti Palace is delighted to provide you with an exclusive range of services in the remarkable destination that is Venice. Whether your interest is history, shopping, art, gourmet dining, recreation, or simple relaxation, the dedicated team of professionals is ready to assist you with every desire.