HOTEL LONDRA PALACE
RELAIS & CHATEAUX
HOTEL LONDRA PALACE RELAIS & CHATEAUX is perhaps one of the most scenic hotels from which to immerse oneself in the Venetian experience. Located in the heart of the city right on the Promenade of Riva degli Schiavoni, it is just a few steps from many of the city’s spectacular sites, including St. Mark’s Square and Palladio’s 16th-century San Giorgio Maggiore Church. The hotel comprises three window-filled 19th-century, five-story palazzos, whose extensive 1999 renovation was overseen by Versace boutique architect, Rocco Magnoli. The hotel’s 53 rooms are all decorated in Biedermeier style, with elegant upholstery, brocades, and marble bathrooms. Each room is unique and overlooks either the lagoon or the rooftops and bell towers of the historic city center. Each space in the hotel was design to inspire and instill a sense of well being in the guests.
Begin your day with the complimentary breakfast, which during the warm months you may enjoy outside on the patio fronting the promenade—the perfect spot from which to people watch. Few cities can match Venice for its combination of romance, intrigue, and history, and even one day spent investigating its myriad attractions will endear you to its charms. The hotel’s location makes it easy to catch a water taxi or public boat to just about any spot in the city. Relive your memories over a superb dinner that evening at the hotel’s Ristorante Do Leoni. Named after the original title of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, whose first three movements he wrote in room No. 106, Do Leoni serves sophisticated local and regional cuisine in an elegant room characterized by a beautiful stone-mosaic floor. A wall of windows overlooking the lagoon brings the outside in, or step out onto the waterfront terrace and cap your evening with the ultimate romantic ending—cocktails and dessert while watching the sun set over the water.