EUROPE. VENICE, ITALY.
DESIGN HOTELS™ – PALAZZINA GRASSI.
There is no location in Venice more prominent than Grand Canal frontage – yet Palazzina Grassi manages to combine this prime spot with the feel of a private hideaway. Upon entering the stylish hotel – the first Italian property by French design genius Philippe Starck – from a back alley, guests will not find a reception desk. Starting with a personalised check-in, the hotel prides itself on delivering its guests so-called “un-experiences” – unconventional, off-the-beaten-track ventures that let you experience the city like a true Venetian. The privacy factor also makes the hotel a favourite among celebrity guests: its biggest suite is named JD Suite after Johnny Depp, who stayed here for three months while filming “The Tourist”.