Hotel Cipriani Venezia
Set on Giudecca Island, a five-minute ride by private launch from St Mark’s Square, Cipriani captures everything La Serenissima is famed for. An oasis of calm in vibrant Venice, this most exclusive Belmond property offers privacy and peace to all who stay here and it is considered one of the leading luxury hotels of the world.
The hotel was opened in 1958 by Giuseppe Cipriani, founder of Harry’s Bar in Venice. In 1976, the Hotel Cipriani was purchased by Sea Container which established a leisure division named Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. In 2014, the Hotel Cipriani was renamed the Belmond Hotel Cipriani as part of the rebranding of Orient-Express Hotels in BelmondBelmond has been a pioneer of luxury travel for over 45 years and, since the acquisition of the iconic Hotel Cipriani in Venice has continued to perpetuate the legendary art of travel, taking discerning global travellers on breath-taking journeys. Its portfolio extends across 24 countries with 46 remarkable properties. Belmond sees its role as custodians of timeless heritage, dedicated to preserving its assets through sensitive ongoing restoration plans. Belmond is part of the world’s leading luxury group LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton.
Tanit designer selected Fortuny Scudo Saraceno and Scheherazade for the new refurbished rooms. Scudo Saraceno translates to Saracen Shield, This exotic design is ideal for sophisticated interiors. Scheherazade, the name of this chandelier reflects the atmosphere it creates: a mixture of excitement and magnificence, along with intelligence and romance. The elegant 3-tier structure has the form of an upside-down pagoda and is suspended by a delicate net of cords decorated with Murano glass beads.
Location: Venice, Italy
Project Type: hotel
Photo: courtesy of Cipriani Venezia