Welcome to our weekly video review on hotel suites and rooms around the world! This week’s edition features the Sestiere Suite, a 38 to 59 sq.m./409 to 635 sq.ft. 1-bedroom king suite at the The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Venice, Italy.
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The Gritti Palace has been through a few transformations since it was built back in the 14th century. This gothic palace originally served as the residence of the Pisani family, until in 1525 it became the residence of Andrea Gritti, Doge of the Venetian Republic and distinguished diplomatic and military leader. In the 19th century it became a private house that took paying guests. By 1902, it had been annexed by a neighboring hotel and, in the 1940s, launched as an independent operation. The palazzo—now a Luxury Collection hotel—underwent an update in 2012, offering now 82 rooms including 10 suites.
Sestiere Suites take their names from the six Sestieri, or areas, that compose the historical centre of Venice, featuring eclectic 19th-century style.
Features enchanting views over the small ‘Rio delle Ostreghe’ side canal or city rooftops, exquisite oak-wood parquet or polished heritage terrazzo flooring, separate living area with sofa and armchairs, Venetian stucco decorated walls, exclusive oil paintings and antique Venetian mirrors and glass chandeliers from the island of Murano.
Staying at historic buildings can be extremely charming, but you can also find rather small rooms and suites on them. Per Marriott’s website, this suite ranges from 38 to 59 sq. m…this definitely was the small one!