First Indigo for Venice – Hotel Indigo Venice – Sant’Elena

Main Photo: Hotel Indigo Venice – a King Suite

Date: May 2019

Location: Sant’Elena, Venice, Italy

Name: Hotel Indigo Venice – Sant’Elena

No. of Keys: 75

Seller: TBA

Buyer: InterContinental Hotels Group – IHG has announced the opening of Hotel Indigo Venice – Sant’Elena marking the brand’s debut in Venice, Italy.

This city of 55,000 residents draws almost 30 million annual visitors. Despite its immense popularity, there are still pockets of the city yet to be discovered, such as the Sant’Elena neighbourhood.

Sant’Elena is a global hub for modern art and culture, close to the home of the Venice International Film Festival and the Murano Glass Factory. The neighbourhood will introduce guests to a side of Venice that few tourists see.

Formally a 1930’s monastery, the Hotel Indigo Venice – Sant’Elena is a peaceful sanctuary reflective of its former heritage that exudes an almost spiritual calm, the perfect place to retreat from the bustle of San Marco square.

Composed of two wings joined in the centre by a former chapel, the hotel boasts an interior courtyard and large windows with high ceilings, which is evocative of the local neighbourhood and existing architecture. The hotel also has a private garden, a rarity in Venice, where guests can sit and enjoy a refreshing cocktail and relax after a day of exploring.

Plush velvet pillows layered on leather seating and brass lighting scattered throughout the hotel contrast the deep wood panelling on the walls in the lobby and the emerald green marble bar top. Ebru paintings are dotted in the public areas, bringing to life Venice’s history of introducing the marbleized papers into their famed repertory of woodblock prints, copperplate engraving and book leather binding.

Marco Costa, Hotel Manager commented: “The hotel is the perfect example of how Hotel Indigo draws inspiration from the local neighbourhood, bringing to life the historical importance of the building through design while also providing the ideal getaway from the busyness of Venice. Just a 15-minute walk from all the main attractions, including St Mark’s Basilica, the Bridge of Sighs and the Doge’s Palace in San Marco, the hotel is the ideal choice for those coming to visit our beautiful town.”

Large leafy parks are a rarity in Venice, but a short walk to the north is the Giardini della Biennale, a park commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte when Venice was under French rule at the start of the nineteenth century. The park is a year-round hub for modern art and culture, although it really comes alive during the Venice Biennale, which, as its name suggests, takes place every other year.

Inspired by the neighbourhood around each property so just as no places are alike, no two Hotel Indigo properties are the same. Each Hotel Indigo property features thoughtful design touches and vibrant restaurants and bars connected to the spirit of the local neighbourhood.

There are currently 31 Hotel Indigo properties in Europe with another 18 due to open in the next 3-5 years.

THPT Comment: We’re big fans of the Indigo trademark of exemplifying the local area.

First Seen: IHG website

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