Venice by Philippe Starck
Featuring 16 stylish rooms and 6 elegant suite apartments with a spectacular view over the Grand Canal, the five-star Palazzina G combines the allure of the Serenissima – the building dates back to the 16th century – with the design of visionary architect Philippe Starck, who signed its interiors and was responsible for the original, whimsical style of each corner of the property. Also an ode to design, the hotel’s PG’s restaurant offers guests a unique dining experience. Its chef welcomes interaction with diners who are invited to personalize recipes while watching their food being prepared in its open-plan kitchen. But that’s not all. At Palazzina G, guests can accompany the chef to the fish market or the nearby island of Sant’Erasmo to shop for fruit and vegetables and then accompany him to the kitchen to help him prepare their dishes. Upstairs the exclusive Krug Lounge & Terrace, featuring glamorous upscale indoor and outdoor spaces, offers connoisseurs a selection of Grand Cuvée Champagne, fine whiskies and cognacs. The hotel is located in a highly central position, in Ramo Grassi (hence the G in its name), literally steps from St. Mark’s Square. The history of the building that houses the hotel is also steeped in history. In fact, over the centuries it was not only inhabited by generations of noble and haute-bourgeois families but also served as a warehouse for rich merchants and even a Spa. The New York Times named it among the 20 most beautiful hotels in the world, while the Stern ranked it among the 10 most beautiful properties in Europe.
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room