Destination: Italy: Venice
See Luxury and the Casa Nova residences mentioned in Bauer Il Palazzo as well as the Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal for its sister property, the Palazzo Selvadego; both of which offer apartment-style rooms for a more residential kind of stay.
Vibe: Sleek, private apartments.
At a Glance: Gorgeous palazzo on the Giudecca with massive apartments, private butlers and a lovely garden out back.
Review: In 2011, Francesca Bortolotto Possati, the pioneering hotelier behind Bauer Il Palazzo and the Bauer Palladio, opened Venice’s most exclusive new property. The Villa F is located on the Giudecca, a few doors down from the Bauer Palladio, in a 16th century Renaissance palazzo that was painstakingly and beautifully restored. With eleven palatial one- and two-bedroom residences, the Villa F feels like a private estate, where guests can move in for weeks at a time. With this project, Possati has upgraded the hotel landscape in Venice by providing well-heeled travelers with the ability to experience the city as a local without sacrificing ease and efficiency signature of the Bauers well-oiled hotel service.
As with all of Possati’s projects the details of the sumptuous apartments are pitch-perfect, and each are impeccably styled in a contemporary twist on old-world Venetian grandeur. Guests will find original frescoes, Terrazzo floors and Rubelli, Donghia & Jesurum fabrics beside wrought iron headboards, vintage mirroring and leather furniture. Each apartment is unique and guests have the luxury of selecting theirs in advance. While second floor units showcase a funky farmhouse aesthetic (picture metallic walls and accents, exposed wooden beams and abstract art); first floor apartments, categorized as “Venetian Imperial”, feature twenty-plus-foot ceilings, hand-painted murals and living spaces larger than the Villa’s own entrance foyer.
Each residence also comes with butler service; while chefs, nannies and personal concierges are available upon request. Finally, Villa F guests have access to resort amenities at all of the Bauer properties, including a beautifully appointed spa at the Bauer Palladio.Indagare Loves:
- The sense of privacy.
- The beautiful garden with a pool (Possati has a passion for gardening)
- Top-of-the-line amenities, like Brummel kitchens, oversized plasma TVs, iPod docking stations and complimentary wireless internet
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