New Hotel Concept:
Aman Canal Grande
The Aman Canal Grande Hotel Combines the Opulence of a Venetian Palazzo with Up-to-date Italian Design.
The journey to the Hotel Aman Canal Grande in Venice fittingly takes place by water. Guests arrive over the hotel's own landing stage directly into the large reception hall of the lagoon city's newest resort, which celebrated its opening this past summer. They will be inspired by the special ambience of the luxury hotel with its metres high rooms and historical frescoes and reliefs. The palace that houses the resort bears the name Palazzo Papadopoli, was built in the 16th century and has been furnished with numerous antiquarian and art historical treasures in the course of its varied history.
The restoration and transformation of the palazzo into a high-class hotel took a year and a half, during which time the historical building structures remained almost unchanged and were supplemented with modern interior design. Responsible for the furnishing of the hotel was the Malaysian firm of Denniston Architects, which managed to create a stylish contrast between the Venetian opulence and a restrained modern interior. Besides specially produced furniture, curtains, and carpets, furniture pieces from the current collection of B&B Italia – one of the leading design brands and an exhibitor at the imm cologne 2014 – are also included in the furnishings.
Awaiting guests in the 24 hotel suites are, among other things, silk wallpapers, candelabras, frescoes and reliefs from various periods that are protected as historical monuments, as well as enchanting views of Venice and the Canal Grande. The contemporary furnishings in the historic rooms display modest restraint and classic elegance. Whoever would like to have something especially exclusive should book the Alcova Tiepolo Suite with an 18th-century ceiling fresco by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo in the bedroom. Just as extraordinary as this ambience are both of the palazzo's gardens – a rarity in Venice.