Rosewood Hotels and Resorts has announced plans to add a Venice property to its portfolio, with an agreement to manage the city’s Hotel Bauer.

The hotel dates back to 1880, and will join the Rosewood portfolio following a renovation project which begins this November.

The property – which is situated in Venice’s San Marco district between the Grand Canal and Piazza San Marco – will close during the works, before reopening as the Rosewood Hotel Bauer in 2025.

The renovation project will be led by Venice-based architect Alberto Torsello, and interior design group BAR Studio, with “much of the hotel’s historic framework set to be repaired and integrated into the new design including the original façade, grand winding staircase and many interior elements that are a part of the property’s rich past”.

When it reopens the hotel will offer “just over 110 rooms”, as well as a bistro-style restaurant and bar on the ground floor and a fine-dining restaurant and bar with a rooftop terrace.

There will also be a rooftop event garden, and eighth floor outdoor pool, and retail space located at the rear of the building on Campo San Moisé square.

Rosewood Hotel Bauer is actually the group’s second attempt at opening a property in Venice – it had originally been slated to open a hotel housed within the 15th century Palazzo Dona’ Giovannelli in the Cannaregio district of the city, but this development has now switched to Orient Express hotels.

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Commenting on the news Radha Arora, president of Rosewood Hotels and Resorts and co-chief development officer, said:

“We are thrilled to be growing Rosewood’s presence in Europe with this pivotal addition in such a magnificent and beloved city like Venice.

“Across our portfolio we have been honoured with opportunities to restore and reimagine many historic spaces across the globe, and we are incredibly thankful that Rosewood has been to be chosen to help breathe new life into Hotel Bauer.”