Five-Star Hotel Opens in Venice

12th January 2010 (Last Updated January 12th, 2010 18:30)

A new Italian five-star hotel, Palazzina Grassi, was unveiled in Venice. French designer Philippe Starck was commissioned by hotelier Emanuele Garosci to design the aristocratic hotel, which overlooks the Grand Canal. The 2,800m² hotel features 16 bedrooms and six apar

A new Italian five-star hotel, Palazzina Grassi, was unveiled in Venice.

French designer Philippe Starck was commissioned by hotelier Emanuele Garosci to design the aristocratic hotel, which overlooks the Grand Canal.

The 2,800m² hotel features 16 bedrooms and six apartment suites, a cosy private members-only club and a restaurant.

The interiors are lined with multicoloured hallways while rooms have Venetian fixtures.

Guests are offered a pick-up service in the hotel’s 1960’s Celli boat, which has an on-board check-in counter, and will be dropped at the hotel’s private pier.