The Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal enjoys an unparalleled location in Venice overlooking the Grand Canal and next to Ca’ Giustinian, the historical headquarters of the Venice Biennale. The hotel is also close to the true heart of the city, St. Mark’s Square, and enjoys wonderful views of the Basilica della Salute and the Island of San Giorgio.
The hotel is located in a palace which was originally owned by the noble Dandolo family and was the location of the first public ‘Ridotto’ established in 1638, a place where nobles along with adventurers, swindlers, travellers etc., gathered to gamble, enjoy the company of courtesans and develop their social and political contacts. Indeed Giacomo Casanova himself considered it the ideal setting for his conquests.
The recent renovation has, with a contemporary edge, managed to reawaken the emotions that this ancient palace has inspired since its beginnings.
A sophisticated blend of Baroque and minimalism, the Hotel Monaco’s 100 guest rooms are elegantly furnished in Venetian style, while the fusion of centuries-old tradition and modern styling is showcased throughout the hotel: in the Cadorin mosaics, in the vases of master glassmakers, in the glass walls and ceilings and in furnishings conceived by the most eminent designers.
Tradition and innovation are also celebrated in the refined cuisine of the Grand Canal Restaurant where fresh seafood and vegetables from the Lagoon islands contribute to the creation of delicious dishes prepared by internationally renowned chefs.
The Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal is also able to host conferences, meetings and ceremonies for groups of more than 250 individuals at its location in the heart of Venice, while eight additional rooms are also available for parties, meetings and smaller gatherings.