Posted 3/11/2013 - 9:11:25 AM
Guestrooms at the Aman Canal Grande will have luxury appointments.
VENICE—Singapore-based Amanresorts will open the Aman Canal Grande, a 24-suite palazzo hotel on Venice's Grand Canal on June 1.
Located in San Polo, midway between the Rialto and Accademia Bridges, the centerpiece of the Aman Canal Grande is the 16th-century Palazzo Papadopoli. Originally commissioned by the Coccina family of Bergamo and designed by architect Gian Giacomo dé Grigi, the palazzo was named for two brothers, Nicolò and Angelo Papadopoli Aldobrandini, who bought the property at the beginning of the 19th century. The property has two gardens, now accessible exclusively to guests of the hotel.
Aman Canal Grande is Amanresorts' fourth Mediterranean property, following recent openings in Montenegro, Turkey and Greece. Each of the 24 suites features a unique layout and design juxtaposing the palazzo's frescoes and reliefs with contemporary, minimalist furnishings.
In addition to spacious guestrooms with views of the canal and the private gardens, the palazzo will feature three signature suites: The Sansovino Suite, with an original fireplace designed by Jacopo d'Antonio Sansovino, one of Venice's most famous 16th-century architects; the Alcove Tiepolo Suite, with a Chinese-style painted sitting room and bedroom ceiling by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, the 18th-century artist; and the Grand Canal Suite, whose sitting room's arched windows front the Grand Canal.