Langham Hospitality Group has announced plans for its first Italian hotel, located in the northeastern city of Venice.
The Lagoon-front property will be housed within the former Casino Mocenigo on the island of Murano, and is scheduled to open in 2023.
According to Langham “The historic building is an important illustration of Venetian architecture enriched by important frescoes with classical themes dedicated to music, poetry and love”.
Features will include 138 rooms, a courtyard with outdoor swimming pool, Chuan Spa, two restaurants, and a rooftop alfresco bar.
Renovations will be overseen by Milan-based architecture and design studio Matteo Thun and Partners, with design inspired by “the splendid details in the hotel’s rich history, resplendent frescoes, and breathtaking water views from its desirable lagoon frontage”.
It will be the third Langham property in Europe, joining the Langham London, and the recently opened Langham Nymphenburg Residence in Munich.
The group has a total of 30 hotels in the pipeline, including the Langham Gold Coast in Australia which is scheduled to open at the end of 2021.
Commenting on the news Stefan Leser, chief executive officer of Langham Hospitality Group, said:
“Venice remains one of the world’s leading leisure destinations and we are delighted to have found such an exceptional site on which to develop our first hotel in Italy. The Langham, Venice will provide an exclusive leisure experience that blends the finest elements of the local Venetian culture and heritage with personalised intuitive service that are the hallmarks of The Langham luxury experience.”
Venice has seen a spate of recent hotel openings, rebrandings and new developments, including the unveiling of the Hotel Indigo Venice Sant’Elena and the Hyatt Centric Murano Venice (formerly the LaGare Hotel Venezia) last year.
Hilton is set to bring its Canopy brand to the city, and Rosewood Venice is scheduled to open in 2022 within the 15th century Palazzo Dona’ Giovannelli in the Cannaregio district of the city.