WHY IT RATES: The historic Hotel Danieli, which dates back to the 14th century and offers unparalleled proximity to some of Venice’s most famous landmarks, will reopen in 2025 as a Four Seasons hotel after the completion of extensive renovations, which will preserve the glorious architecture of the property’s Gothic style, art and antiques. — Laurie Baratti, TravelPulse Associate Editor
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, a leader in luxury hospitality, and Gruppo Statuto, one of Italy’s leading hotel development companies, announce that Four Seasons will assume management of the historic Hotel Danieli. After extensive renovations, the property will re-introduce as Hotel Danieli, Venezia, A Four Seasons Hotel in 2025.
Located in the Riva degli Schiavoni area of Venice, along the Grand Canal, next to Piazza San Marco, the hotel consists of three buildings: the 14th-century Palazzo Dandolo and two 19th-century additions connected by bridges – Palazzo Casa Nuova and Palazzo Danieli Excelsior. The rich heritage of Hotel Danieli is on display throughout the property, showcased in beautifully preserved Venetian Gothic-style architecture, as well as art and antiques from throughout the property’s history.
“Italy is a popular and important destination for luxury travelers, and we have capitalized on the strength of this market with property improvements and incredible new additions to our portfolio – many in collaboration with our long-standing partners, Gruppo Statuto,” said Bart Carnahan, president, global business development and portfolio management, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “With Hotel Danieli, we add another iconic property to our Italian portfolio, where we will honor the historic legacy of this Venetian landmark while bringing the exceptional experience of Four Seasons service to one of Italy’s most popular destinations. ‘Italy.”
Venice is a globally important tourist market, famous for its art, culture and architecture. The city is also known for its unique geography, as it is built on an archipelago of hundreds of islands, some of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, connected by bridges and canals. Travelers explore the city by water or on foot, allowing them to enjoy extraordinary sights and attractions at every turn.
“Hotel Danieli is a renowned and historic property in Venice, and we are confident that our partnership with Four Seasons will help the hotel enter its next chapter, maintaining the level of quality and excellence that guests have come to expect from hotel,” says Giuseppe Statuto, owner of Gruppo Statuto. “With Four Seasons, our properties in Milan and Taormina have enjoyed great success, and Hotel Danieli will perfectly complement these world-class experiences that are unmatched in Italy.”
Hotel Danieli has a long history of being one of the most luxurious hotels in Venice with an ideal location in the heart of the city. Guests will be a short walk from a myriad of attractions, including the market stalls in St. Mark’s Square, gondola rides along the canal, and St. Mark’s Basilica.
Guests will be immersed in the splendor of the property from the start of their stay, enjoying a unique arrival experience by boat via the Grand Canal. The rooms offer an exceptional view of the Grand Canal, the surrounding city and the bay of Venice. The property also has four restaurants and bars, which also boast gorgeous views, as well as seven meeting and event spaces.
The hotel will undergo extensive renovations before reopening as a Four Seasons experience, with renowned designer Pierre-Yves Rochon overseeing the interiors. Rochon has worked on several other historic Four Seasons properties in Europe, including Florence, Paris, Cap-Ferrat and Megève. During the renovation period, the establishment will remain open with certain services and facilities available. During this period, the hotel will be operated and managed by Gruppo Statuto as The Hotel Danieli, Venezia.
Upon reopening as a Four Seasons experience in 2025, Hotel Danieli, Venezia, A Four Seasons Hotel, will join the growing collection of Four Seasons properties in Italy, including the Four Seasons Hotel Milano, which recently underwent extensive renovations to its common areas; Hotel Four Seasons Florence; San Domenico Palace, Taormina, A Four Seasons Hotel; and an upcoming seaside resort in Puglia.
For more information, visit fourseasons.com.
THE SOURCE: Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts press release.