Ernest Hemingway famously regarded the Gritti Palace as 'the best hotel in a city of great hotels' and in February 2013, this grand dame of Venice re-opened its doors following an extensive restoration.
With it's intimate and familiar feel reassuringly retained, along with its fabled attentive service and delectable culinary offerings, it will now have even more facilities and its art treasures have been lovingly restored to ensure it will be a refined version of its iconic self.
Once the Palace of the Doge of Venice, Andrea Gritti, and overlooking the Grand Canal, it's easy to see why it was his residence of choice. Over the years, this boutique-style retreat has welcomed a stream of distinguished guests to delight in its gilt-edged splendor and formal tradition.
The opulent rooms and suites are a sight to behold with their precious decoration and antique furniture reflecting the rich culture of the city.