Aman Venice Hotel Est. 2013

Aman Venice, Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy

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Minimalism and discreet luxury characterize Aman around in the world.
Aman Venice overlooks the Grand Canal and is located in “sestiere” of San Polo, the smallest of the six districts of the city and one of the most authentic and historical, known for its magnificent private houses, churches and markets.
The Lowdown
Type
Bar / Club / Lounge
Garden
Historic Building
Hotel / Resort / Spa
Private Dining / Restaurant
Views
Cityscape
Courtyard
Garden
Historical Monument
Lagoon/Pond
Meadow/Field
Street
Water Feature
Style
Contemporary
Cultural
Elegant
Italian
Sophisticated
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Birthday Party
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Family Reunion
Group Getaway
Holiday Party
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Reunion
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.

Venue Setting

Aman Venice overlooks the Grand Canal and is located in “sestiere” of San Polo, the smallest of the six districts of the city and one of the most authentic and historical, known for its magnificent private houses, churches and markets.

The 16th century Palazzo, in which Aman Venice is housed, was built by architect Giacomo De Grigi, as commissioned by the Coccina family of Bergamo. In 1864 the brothers Nicolò and Angelo Papadopoli Aldobrandini purchased it. They entrusted the restoration of the ”piano nobile” - the largest living area of the Palazzo - in pure Neo-Renaissance and Rococo style to Michelangelo Guggenheim, a leading designer of the Scuola Veneta d’Arte. The Papadopoli brothers also decided to buy the adjoining buildings to create two gardens which today amongst the rarest and most carefully tended private green areas of the city.

Today the decedents of the Papadolpli family also still live in of the building making the Palazzo in every respect sill a home.
 
THE RENOVATION
The renovation of the Palazzo that today houses Aman Venice was done under the guidance of Claudio Rebeschini and executed by Dottor Group, one of the most important Italian companies in the field of conservation of cultural heritage and won the heritage prize for the best restoration in Italy in 2014.
 
THE ROOMS
Aman Venice offers 24 rooms and suites. Each is different from the next. All  feature unique design, some with precious frescoes protected by the Belle Arti, stucco and details that reflect the splendor of art and architecture of past centuries including some the famed artist Givoanni Battista Tiepolo. The Venetian style is in harmonious contrast with the furnishings and the contemporary design of Jean Michel Gathy which reflect the aesthetic vision, the minimalism and the discreet luxury that characterize Aman around in the world.
 
There are 9 room types, depending on the interior, the view they offer and the size, that varies from the 50 sq. m. of the Palazzo Room to the 103 sq. m. All represent the quintessence of the refined Venetian style with a modern twist:
 
Palazzo Bedroom – located on the Garden level
 
Palazzo Chamber Affresco  – offer views of the Private Garden and frescoed ceiling
 
Palazzo Chamber  Luminoso - overlook the garden on the Canal Grande and offer the renowned beauty of Venetian light thanks to their southerly exposure
 
Palazzo Stanza – feature spectacular views of the Grand Canal and many have magnificent architectural details
 
Maddalena Stanza – characterized by silk drapery, very high frescoed ceilings, Murano glass lamps in the bathroom and large windows that look on to the garden and the Grand Canal
 
Papadopoli Stanza – distinguished by very high frescoed ceilings, both in the bedroom and bathroom, a view of the garden and the Grand Canal
 
Sansovino Stanza – originally defined as “the Hall of the Four Doors”, it houses a sumptuous fireplace designed by Jacopo Antonio Sansovino, one of the most famous architects of the early 16th century, decorative friezes on the walls, carved ceiling and boiseries
 
Canal Grande Suite – situated in front of the main door to the Palazzo, it overlooks the Grand Canal, offering extraordinary views
 
Alcova Tiepolo Suite – characterized by the frescoes of 1750 by Giovanni Battista
Tiepolo, the greatest decorative painter of the 18th century, and by a precious hand-painted Chinese sitting room
 
RESTAURANTS / BARS
The Dining Area is on the piano nobile, the largest living area of the Palazzo and open to non-residents. It has three different rooms: the Ballroom, the Yellow Room and the Red Room. The renowned Italian Michelin Star Chef Davide Oldani mentors the Aman Kitchen team lead by Executive Chef Akio Fujita.
 
The Tiepolo Room  and the Guarana Room, on the fourth floor of the Palazzo,
can also be used for private dinners, cocktail parties  and meetings.
 
The Bar, which is reached through the Ballroom, offers a cosy atmosphere with views of the Grand Canal.
 
The Garden Terrace, one of the two private gardens of the Palazzo, offers an oasis of serenity and is ideal for relaxing or dining al fresco in the warmer months.
 
COMMON AREAS
Private Garden – accessible from the main gate from San Polo, it is one of the two delightful private gardens of Aman Venice and is open to non residents
 
Roof Terrace – ideal for a pause in the early hours of the morning or at the sunset, it is a corner of peace and quiet that offers a 360° view over the roofs of Venice and, on the clearest days, a view of the Alps.
 
The Library – on the fourth floor, features leather walls decorated with gold leaf. The library houses a precious collection of antique books and books on art, design and fashion with a contemporary edge and in line with the philosophy and style of Aman.

The Salon – a lounge area, on the fourth floor of the Palazzo and characterized by very high ceilings, offers an aristocratic atmosphere for moments of timeless luxury.
 
AMAN SPA
The Spa, located on the third floor, is the sanctuary of wellness. Three spa suites, each with dressing room and bathroom, are the ideal place to unwind with both Aman as well as Italian Terme signature treatments. The Spa is open to non residents.
 
FITNESS
The Gym, on the fourth floor of the Palazzo, offers facilities for Strength & Conditioning programmes and an area for weights and stretching. The gym offers a wonderful panoramic view over the roofs of the city. Personal training is also available
 
CONCIERGE SERVICE
Aman Venice Concierge Service, operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, are at guests' disposal for planning their stay and booking of the different exclusive services that Aman Venice offers.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

Yes

Estimated Price Per Head

from $50 to $100

Insurance

Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event

Capacity

Seated
36
Buffet
60
Standing
150
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2013
Curfew
3 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Beer/Wine/Champagne Only
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Accommodations
THE ROOMS
 
Aman Venice offers 24 rooms and suites. Each is different from the next. All feature unique design, some with precious frescoes protected by the Belle Arti, stucco and details that reflect the splendor of art and architecture of past centuries including some the famed artist Givoanni Battista Tiepolo. The Venetian style is in harmonious contrast with the furnishings and the contemporary design of Jean Michel Gathy which reflect the aesthetic vision, the minimalism and the discreet luxury that characterize Aman around in the world.
 
There are 9 room types, depending on the interior, the view they offer and the size, that varies from the 50 sq. m. of the Palazzo Room to the 103 sq. m. All represent the quintessence of the refined Venetian style with a modern twist:
 
Palazzo Bedroom – located on the Garden level
 
Palazzo Chamber Affresco  – offer views of the Private Garden and frescoed ceiling
 
Palazzo Chamber  Luminoso - overlook the garden on the Canal Grande and offer the renowned beauty of Venetian light thanks to their southerly exposure
 
Palazzo Stanza – feature spectacular views of the Grand Canal and many have magnificent architectural details
 
Maddalena Stanza – characterized by silk drapery, very high frescoed ceilings, Murano glass lamps in the bathroom and large windows that look on to the garden and the Grand Canal
 
Papadopoli Stanza – distinguished by very high frescoed ceilings, both in the bedroom and bathroom, a view of the garden and the Grand Canal
 
Sansovino Stanza – originally defined as “the Hall of the Four Doors”, it houses a sumptuous fireplace designed by Jacopo Antonio Sansovino, one of the most famous architects of the early 16th century, decorative friezes on the walls, carved ceiling and boiseries
 
Canal Grande Suite – situated in front of the main door to the Palazzo, it overlooks the Grand Canal, offering extraordinary views
 
Alcova Tiepolo Suite – characterized by the frescoes of 1750 by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, the greatest decorative painter of the 18th century, and by a precious hand-painted Chinese sitting room
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Other
Yes
Inside Scoop

SPA EXPERIENCE at AMAN VENICE
 
We have the pleasure of introducing exclusive to Venice for  Aman  a typically Italian terme spa experience- Salsomaggiore Terme stems from the residue of a prehistoric sea which was formed 20 to 40 million years ago which of which no equal exists in the rest of the world.

At the time warm rich sea life occupied the current Po Valley in northern Italy and which  destined to be confined to a 2 km depth of an underground reservoir from  which a natural miracle of osmosis generated Fossil Thermal Water and its incomparable mineral rich salt. The origins of the benefits of these precious salted waters known as white gold was already experienced in Roman times. In 1839 Doctor Lorenzo Berzieri rediscovered that these fossil waters were able to treat a multitude of  diseases and ailments once deemed incurable. Today Salsomaggiore is considered on of the most important Italian and European Terme or Thermal Stations in Europe.

The Fossil Waters of Terme Salsomaggiore  are  rich in sodium chloride, Bromide, Iodine Lithium, Calcium, Magnesium and Potassium and is extracted  from the a depth of  one thousand  till two thousand meters. These properties are known reactivate the circulation, revitalize and detoxifying. Exclusive to Venice - Aman Venice in conjunction with Tempio di Salute – Terme Salsomaggiore  will be offering both a Fango treatment derived from mixing Fossil Waters  enriched with thermal salt and very pure bentonite clays  as well a Fossil Water and Salt treatment  to our guests
 
FOOD and BEVERAGE at Aman Venice
 
OUR CUISINE – DINING AREAS
 
All our menus changed to Spring
Our Wonderful front garden is open for breakfast, lunch, aperitiv, teatime everyday and for dinner on Fridays and Saturdays until October

CHEF’S MORNING VISIT TO THE RIALTO MARKET
Our guests are invited to join our Chef at 9.30am for a visit to the famous Rialto market, one of the most ancient and long-standing European marketplaces. The colourful stalls, shouts from fishermen, vibrant fruit and vegetable sellers will fill the senses as our chef guides you around this iconic market. This experience is one of the best ways to appreciate and understand Venetian cuisine and is a wonderful way to learn how to recognize and choose the very best of seasonal produce. The highlight: upon your return to the hotel, our chef will prepare a traditional Venetian lunch or dinner including dishes of your choice and using the fresh ingredients chosen at the market. 
 
LAGOON BREAKFAST  by  BOAT
Through the Grand Canal and Saint Mark’s basin, reaching the islands of the southern lagoon in the early morning when the city is waking up, enjoy a continental breakfast hamper and set out towards the morning sun in a peaceful corner of the lagoon.

LAGOON APERITIVO by BOAT
Venice is a city that works on water- for centuries the only way to or from the island was by boat. To make sense of this magical city you have to see it from the canals. In the late afternoon head down the Grand Canal to the west, and take the small canals to the Giudecca and into the lagoon where the sun sets over the islands, the traditional fishing nets and the life of the lagoon. Take your aperitivo with a selection of cichetti and enjoy the views.
 
EXCURSIONS
 
HIDDEN VENETIAN GARDENS
In a city of stone discover oases of green that thrive amid the dense alleyways and canals of the city often tucked away in private residences and noticeable only for the wisteria flowing over the balustrades. The garden tours include powder-pink rose gardens, manicured hedgerows at the childhood home of Casanova, a family garden shaded by a Canadian maple, beds of lavender and Virginia creeper climbing up loggias and vegetable gardens.
 
ISLAND HOPPING
Ask the concierge for a tailor-made excursion discovering the Northern part of the Lagoon and stopping at our favourite islands.
-Murano: a glassmaker's paradise since 1291, when the glass production was moved from Venice to this tiny island in order to prevent fire damages. Nowadays this small island of the lagoon is among the top attractions for those visiting the Venice area.
-Burano is the island of colours and lace, a land of fishermen and old tradition. In the morning there is a bustling fish market. In the late afternoon enjoy sunset over the lagoon when the water and the sky create a kaleidoscope of bright colours with the Venetian skyline on the horizon. Enjoy an aperitivo and dine at ‘Gatto Nero’.
-Torcello is one of the first lagoon islands to be populated by those who fled the mainland to take shelter from the recurring barbarian invasions from the north in 400 a.C. It is now one of the most fascinating and charming islands enriched by a splendid Basilica adorned with precious mosaics. The ‘Locanda Cipriani’ is located on Torcello, where you can dine in their lovely gardens.
 
MUSIC / EVENTS
 
AN EVENING AT LA FENICE – THE AMAN VENICE OPERA SERIES
 
Teatro La Fenice  translated as The Phoenix, the opera house in Venice, is one of the most famous and renowned landmarks in the history of Italian theatre and in the history of opera as a whole. Especially in the 19th century, La Fenice became the site of many famous operatic premieres at which the works of several of the four major bel canto era composers—RossiniBelliniDonizetti, and Verdi were performed.

The name reflects raising from the ashes despite after losing three theatres to fire, the first in 1774 the second fire came in 1836, and the third fire was the result of arson. It destroyed the house in 1996 leaving only the exterior walls, but it was rebuilt and re-opened in November 2004.

We are proud to introduce the Aman Venice Opera Series for 2016. This enchanting evening includes access to our private box, program, late afternoon tea or supper either before or after the theatre, Apertivo or nightcap depending on preference as well as round trip boat transfer to the nearest pontoon.

Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Wifi
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
AMAN VENICE - PALAZZO PAPADOPOLI HISTORY
 
The Coccina family were wealthy traders and seafarers, who moved to Venice from Bergamot in the mid-16th century. They built the Palazzo, in 1550, designed by architect Giangiacomo Dei Grigi,a follower of Sansovino. They were entitled to place the obelisks on the roof, due to the Naval Admiral in the family. The Palazzo was sold to the Tiepolo family in 1718 after the death of Francesco Coccina, the last descendant. The Tiepolo family gathered libraries and treasures in the Palazzo that were visited by many notable figures of the time. The family decorated rooms with frescoes by the painter Giambattista Tiepolo and his students, as well as marble statues by Canova. The frescoes remain, the statues have moved on.

The Palazzo changed hands several times between 1837 and 1864 when the Papadopoli family bought it. The brothers Count Nicolò and Angelo moved to Venice from Corfu in Greece. Nicolò Papadopoli married Maddalena Aldo Brandolini, who was from a wealthy family, owners of power companies in northern Italy, and a family of intellectuals. The family initially owned the Palazzo Grassi, as well as a Palazzo overlooking the Papadopoli Gardens, which once incorporated all of the present Piazzale Roma car parks, when it was fields and orchards, grazing horses and cattle.

They bought the Palazzo Tiepolo, as well as the surrounding buildings, and set about an ambitious remodel, to create the perfect Palazzo. They demolished the adjoining Palazzo, to create a garden on the Grand Canal, and in 1865 hired architect Girolamo Levi and decorator Michelangelo Guggenheim to remodel their home. Guggenheim (no relation) was a decorator and aesthete who set about his task with gusto, remodeling the staircase and the 1st Belle Etage in the grandest style.

The Papadopoli crest was applied to everything- door handles and ceiling stucco, lamp bases and fireplaces. The house was designed as the perfect house to entertain in, with access from the side canal for all services and deliveries. They also installed one of the first elevators in Venice, as well as electric powered chandeliers and an internal phone system. By 1882 the Papadopolis were entertaining the cream of Venice.

The Palazzo is still owned by descendants of the Papadopoli family. The present Counts Grandmother was a twin. Vera and Maddalena were the most beautiful of their generation- all the women in the family are famed beauties. Vera married Count Giberto Arrivabene, and they had 4 children . Leonardo was the older brother (the current Count’s Father), Carbonella tragically died in a plane crash aged 18 and there were 2 sisters, Nicoletta and Maddalena. Count Giberto Arrivabene Valenti Gonzaga is the current Count and his family is still living here in the Palazzo. Together with his Countess, they undertook a renovation of the 1st Belle Etage in 2005.
 
The ground floor of the Palazzo has a high ceilinged Reception Hall, and is home to one of the great treasures of the Palazzo. The Lepanto lantern towers over the hall, and was a ‘souvenir’ from the battle of Lepanto in 1571. The Coccina Admiral commanded one of the victorious ships at the battle against the Ottoman Empire, and was one of the Venetian families that was given the lanterns in gratitude. The lamps were on the stern of the Galleys, and were powered by hundreds of oarsmen. The marble busts around the Hall are of the Papadopoli family. Angelo Papadopoli is the bust on the well head. The bust to the left of the front door is Spirodini Papadopoli. The crests over the door, and the benches are of the Papadopoli family and were put in place during the Guggenheim renovation. The rooms around the Hall were used for storage and for accommodation for the staff. In the Papadopoli times there were over 60 staff, including their own gondoliers living in the house. On the glass to the left of the front door, you can find their signatures etched into the window.
 
The Staircase leading from the Reception Hall to the 1st Piano Nobile is lit by a grand wrought iron lantern, designed by Guggenheim. He commissioned artist Cesare Rotta to fresco the staircase in the style of Paolo Veronese, who painted 4 panels depicting the Coccina family in 1571. The paintings left the Palazzo long ago and now hang in Dresden at the Gemaldegalerie. The fourth panel features the façade of the Palazzo.

The Sweeping Staircase was created in 1874 by Girolamo Levi, from the reception to the 1st and 2nd Piano Nobile.
 
1st Piano Nobile
 
The Vestibule at the top of the stairs has a small crest of the Tiepolo family on the door frame.

The Dining room is Guggenheim’s piece de resistance, frescoed, stuccoed, chandeliered in an Arcadian style, and was the Ballroom of the Palazzo. The cylindrical oval ceiling was frescoed by Cesare Rotta, depicting goddesses, cupids, musical instruments and masks.

The Yellow Dining Room, Blue Dining Room and the Bar all have frescoes by Cesare Rotta. The paintings on the wall in the Yellow Dining Room are of Maddalena Aldo Brandini, the wife of Count Niccolo Papadopoli. The 2 other portraits are of Arrivabene ancestors Monseigneur Giberto Arrivabene painted in 1741 & Teresa Arrivabene painted in 1719. They resided near Milan. The painting in the red dining room is of Silvio Arrivabene. His Father was a hero of the unification of Italy, and was from Mantova. 
 
The Private Dining Room, dates from the time of the Tiepolo family in the 18th century and was unchanged in the Guggenheim renovation. During the time of the current Counts grandfather, the current Bar was his bedroom and the Mirror room was his bathroom. The Credenza Room, was formerly the family dining room, and designed in the imaginary Lombardo- Veneto style of the late Renaissance, with large intricately carved wooden credenzas or buffets- on 3 walls. The detailed ceiling is made of plaster and gilded.

The 2nd Belle Etage
 
The frescoes 2nd Belle Etage were spared during the Guggenheim renovation, with the Tiepolo frescoes remaining in the Stanza Del Tiepolo, Stanza Del Guarana and the Stanza Piedino.
 
The Library is in an eclectic neo baroque style, from the Tiepolo family in the 18th century, with leather wall paper, from Cordoba in Spain. Cuir de Cordoba is made of fine leather; often calf skins are used. The technique consists of shaping panels of wet leather over wooden moulds, then painting them, then oil-gilding and lacquering them.
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