Grand Hotel Britannia Reopens as St. Regis Venice

By Jesse Sokolow on 17 October 2019
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IMG_4993 (1)Marriott International announced the reflagging of the former Grand Hotel Britannia as the St. Regis Venice.

The 169-key property opened following a two-year renovation.  The hotel itself is a collection of five Venetian palaces, and the oldest one dates back to the 1600s.  The palaces were converted into the Hotel Barbesi in 1868, and it was renamed the Hotel Britannia in 1881.  In 1938, the hotel was sold to the Compagnia Italiana Grandi Alberghi. Starwood purchased a 70% stake in the Ciga chain as part of its acquisition of the former ITT Corporation in the late 1990s.

Guest room décor was inspired by the painter Claude Monet, who was also a guest of the hotel. The rooms are intended to represent spirit of the artistic and cultural heritage of the buildings, the hotel said, and many include terraces with views of the Grand Canal.   All guests have access to the signature St. Regis butler service

Dining options include Gio, a restaurant offering Italian cuisine, and the Arts Bar, a cocktail lounge.

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