Hotel Denali, Venice, Italy
With its heritage setting on Riva degli Schiavoni, Hotel Danieli dominates the Venetian lagoon with spectacular views of the Grand Canal and islands. Also overlooking the Palazzo Ducale, the hotel is just steps away from Ponte Dei Sospiri and Piazza San Marco. The three palaces which comprise the hotel date from the 14th, 17th and 19th Centuries: Palazzo Dandolo in Venetian Gothic style, once home to the noble Dandolo family; Palazzo Casa Nuova, previously the city’s treasury; and Palazzo Danieli Excelsior, featuring guest rooms with balconies overlooking the lagoon on its upper floors. The three palaces house a rich collection of precious art and antiques that play witness to the city’s history, blended with contemporary comforts to meet the needs of cultured global travellers. Essential to the Danieli experience is its Restaurant Terrazza Danieli and cuisine concept, a magical voyage for the senses which retraces the oriental influences of spice traders and blends them with ingredients from the lagoon.
The three palaces which comprise the hotel date from the 14th, 19th and 20th centuries: Palazzo Dandolo in Venetian Gothic style, once home to the noble Dandolo family; Palazzo Casa Nuova, previously the city’s treasury; and Palazzo Danieli Excelsior, redesigned by Jacques Garcia, and featuring guest rooms with balconies overlooking the lagoon on its upper floors.
Executive Suite 1 Bedroom Suite, 1 King
Styled in Gothic splendour, the non-smoking 45- to 46-square-metre Executive Suites take their inspiration from the strong lines and colours of Palazzo Dandolo’s historic hall. French interior designer Jacques Garcia evoked the same opulence on a more intimate scale in these superb one-bedroom accommodations. Separated by a wood-trimmed archway from the bedroom, the sitting area features deeply upholstered armchairs and settees in a classic shade of Doge red. Swagged crimson drapes frame views of one of Venice’s most recognizable historic sites—the Palazzo Ducale, or Doge’s Palace. A 42-inch flat screen LCD television with satellite channels and pay-per-movie menu offer modern entertainment options. High-Speed Internet Access (fee) is also available in both rooms.
Occupying all floors of the 14th Century Palazzo Dandolo, these refined retreats carry the signature of French designer Pierre Yves Rochon and offer views of Calle delle Rasse, the suggestive Rio del Vin, the Church of San Zaccaria, or Venice’s iconic rooftops.
Soothing color schemes complement terrazzo Veneziano floorings or opaque parquet floors with decorative carpeting. Window treatments comprise grey or blue damask drapes with silk curtains. Damasks by Rubelli Group Venetian weavers also adorn some walls, while others feature stucco or etched Venetian mirror panels. Antique mirrors, framed Venetian prints, and paintings or antique portraits of Venetian doges are prominently displayed throughout.