02 Nov Aman Venice
Filled with museum-quality treasures, Aman Venice’s home on the Grand Canal is the 16th-century Palazzo Papadopoli, one of the city’s most significant buildings. The great 18th-century painter Tiepolo once lived here, and his frescoes adorn the walls of many of the rooms. In the 19th century, the presiding Papadopoli family turned adjoining buildings into two gardens that, today, are among the city’s rarest private green spaces. When Aman Venice was renovated in 2014, its sensitive incorporation of contemporary comforts won the palazzo a heritage award for Italy’s best restoration.
Aman Venice offers an extraordinary experience to its guests, an intimate and discreet environment combined with the highest level of service. Each Aman resort is absolutely unique, but some features are absolutely unchanged: a splendid natural location, exceptional comfort, excellent service and a small number of rooms to guarantee exclusivity and privacy.
Each of the 24 rooms is different, though all are a mix of traditional and contemporary. Some boast frescoed ceilings and carved wood walls, while others are done up in a more subdued and modern style. There are a total of four suite categories, differentiated by design, floor area and view. The fourth category is “signature accommodations” of which there are five subcategories. All are very beautiful.
Services and facilities
Located on the fourth floor with facilities for strength and conditioning programs, the fitness studio will keep active travelers happy. There’s a dedicated area for weights and stretching. Not to mention, it all comes complete with panoramic rooftop views.
The Aman Spa is a sanctuary of wellness tucked into a third-floor mezzanine. There are three spa suites with dressing room and bathroom. Guests will enjoy signature treatments by Aman and Salsomaggiore Terme, one of Italy’s most famous spa regions.
Food & Drinks
Two prestigious dining rooms on the Grand Canal plate up glorious food in lavish surroundings. The theme is a mix of Italian and Mediterranean, wonderfully executed by award-winning chefs. Warm weather brings guests outside to a flower-filled garden for alfresco antipasto and pre-dinner drinks, gondolas gliding by for an unforgettable experience.
Bask in the city’s late-afternoon sunshine from Aman Venice’s bar, the perfect spot for watching the sunset over the floating city. A homage to Lord Byron, the bar is warm and inviting, and overlooks Aman Venice’s Grand Canal-side secret garden. Order from the extensive selection of gins, the largest in the city, or ask the mixologist for a bespoke creation. In a city known for its crowds, it’s incredible to have this much space and tranquility