Rosewood Hotels and Resorts has announced plans for its latest European property, which will open in Venice in 2020.

Rosewood Venice will be housed within the 15th century Palazzo Dona’ Giovannelli in the Cannaregio district of the city, which previously served as home to the Duke of Urbino.

The hotel will offer “approximately 50 guestrooms and suites”, with “stunning water views due to its dual canal frontage”.

Features of the building include an octagonal staircase, as well as two walled courtyards which will be used for outdoor dining and relaxation space. According to Rosewood the building’s main floor “is richly adorned with breathtaking frescos, stuccos, and coffered ceilings as well as magnificent fireplaces and tapestries”.

There will be two dining venues including a piano bar, as well as a Rosewood Spa, fitness centre and meeting and events space.

Commenting on the news Radha Arora, president of Rosewood Hotels and Resorts, said:

“The opening of Rosewood Venice will mark a significant moment for the Rosewood brand as we continue to build out a prominent presence in Europe.

“We are excited to bring our Sense of Place philosophy to this landmark property so as to provide new opportunities of exploration not only for affluential explorers visiting from afar, but also for members of the local community who are looking to experience their city in a fresh way.”

Rosewood Venice will be the group’s second property in Italy, joining the Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco in Tuscany, and is Rosewood’s eighth announced European hotel, joining Rosewood London, and Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel in Paris, as well as forthcoming properties in Edinburgh, Munich and Vienna.

A second London hotel is also under development on the site of the former US Embassy on Grosvenor Square.

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