Langham Hospitality Group has revealed it will make its first play at the Italian market, adding Venice to its global network in 2023. The Langham, Venice will offer direct frontage on the Venetian Lagoon on the island of Murano, housed in the former Casino Mocenigo which can trace its legacy to the early 1600s. The 138-room and -suite will be developed within the historic building which offers an important illustration of Venetian architecture enriched by impressive frescoes with classical themes dedicated to music, poetry and love.
“Venice remains one of the world’s leading leisure destinations and we are delighted to have found such an exceptional site on which to develop our first hotel in Italy,” said Stefan Leser, Chief Executive Officer of Langham Hospitality Group.
“The Langham, Venice will provide an exclusive leisure experience that blends the finest elements of the local Venetian culture and heritage with personalised intuitive service that are the hallmarks of The Langham luxury experience.”
Milan-based architecture and design studio Matteo Thun & Partners has been appointed to oversee the extensive renovations at The Langham, Venice. Design inspiration for the guest rooms and public spaces will incorporate modern amenities inspired by the splendid details in the hotel’s rich history, resplendent frescoes, and breathtaking water views from its desirable lagoon frontage. A defining architectural feature of The Langham is the magnificent courtyard which will showcase the outdoor swimming pool and manicured garden as well as inviting outdoor dining spaces.
When the hotel opens, guests may look forward to two restaurants serving a selection of cuisines and a cooking school where guests can learn the art of fine Italian cuisine. Alfresco bars, one of which will be located on the rooftop, will set the scene for social celebrations, large and small.
Also featured at the hotel will be the group’s signature Chuan Spa providing wellness therapies and treatments based on the ancient healing philosophies of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM,) a fully-equipped fitness centre, an elegant ballroom, and multifunction rooms.
The Langham, Venice is ideally located on the southeastern shore of Murano and is a superb site from which to explore Basilica dei Santa Maria e San Donato, the outstanding Mueso del Vetro (glass museum) and renowned foundries that have existed for centuries and are still producing to this day sublimely beautiful high-quality artisanal pieces by glass maestros.
“The opening of The Langham, Venice will be an important milestone for the brand as we continue to cultivate our presence in Europe,” Leser added.
The Langham, Venice is a significant breakthrough in the European expansion strategy of Langham Hospitality Group as it joins the flagship The Langham, London and The Langham Nymphenburg Residence, Munich in the region.
Other properties in the pipeline are hotels and residences in Paris, Berlin, Tokyo, San Francisco, Jakarta, Gold Coast and Chengdu.
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