Saturday, June 18, 2011

My New Favorite Venice Hotel


This is absolutely SWOON material...my new favorite hotel in Venice, Ca' Sagredo, right on the Grand Canal. It's a private palazzo that's been converted into a boutique hotel. Now, Venice is always a bit over the top from a design perspective, a little ornate for me personally, but you can't deny the impact it has visually...


We stayed on the "piano nobile" or the second floor, right on the Grand Canal, at the perfect bend to hop on the water taxi to everywhere you want to go...



This was the grand salon, complete with art from the 16th and 17th centuries. (Early Luceplan designer at work on that chandelier, obviously!)


As you enter, this is the staircase up to the second floor, complete with period frescoes and perfectly cherubic putti....



If only you could pinch marble!

Ca' Sagredo (www.casagredohotel.com) is a member of the SLH Group, which I tend to like, they usually include properties that are unique in some way, with excellent service and staff. 


2 comments:

  1. I never get to see anything as ornate in my entire life. i've only gone to southeast asia.. i'm looking forward to the future hehe..

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  2. Wow you left me speechless, lovely absolutely lovely glimpses of Italy. I am a fan :) You sure know how to capture a moment.

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