Luxury suspended over time
Located along the natural alleyway of Riva degli Schiavoni, the 16th-century Palazzo Dandolo serves as the backdrop to Hotel Danieli, a princely 5-star luxury hotel acknowledged among Venice’s landmarks, part of the Luxury Collection Hotel & Resorts group and former residence to the eponymous Dandolo Doge. By entering its Gothic hall, just behind an elegant Byzantine façade reflecting of the water of the Lagoon and sprinkled with large glass windows filling the hotel’s spaces with bright, natural light, guests can find all the luxury of the times of the Serenissima, among Murano glass chandeliers and rose marble columns.
The LDC Group has done a tremendous restoration job in this building, and it has been a real joy to watch all the pieces come together last year. It is a true “Palazzo” that has come alive again, and my biggest dream is that every guest considers our hotel a “home away from home”, and leaves with a genuine desire to come back. Like a perfect host and friend, I will always be at our guests’ complete disposal, doing my best to make their stay special, with a great passion. Our aim here is that guests should never ask, because we anticipate all their needs.
Angelo Rizzi, General Manager of Palazzo Venart
Its 215 rooms and suites used to be haunt of princes, movie and music stars and are now the choice of businessmen or visitors who would like to live the true spirit of Venice. Here, past and present go hand-in-hand, as furniture evocative of times gone by merge with cutting-edge technologies, sumptuous white marble baths and a distinctive style changing from room to room. Those who wish to enjoy the utmost of comfort and luxury can opt for large-size Royal Doge’s Suite, with Baroque furnishing, golden exposed beams and period paintings, or even one of the three exclusive Diva, Soprano and Princess Suites, inspired by the illustrious personalities that stayed in their spaces in the past centuries. During the warmer season ending the day in the rooftop Restaurant Terrazza Danieli, open from May to October, is a pleasure for the eyes and the palate thanks to its breath-taking view over the lagoon, the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore and the Basilica della Salute, as well as its contemporary Mediterranean cuisine enhanced by oriental influences. The same mouth-watering flavours by Executive Chef Dario Parascandolo can be found at the inner restaurant, paired by a vast selection of high-end wine labels and, why not, preceeded by the inebriating notes of a cocktail at the nearby Bar Dandolo.