Set in a peaceful oasis in the Giudecca Island Venice stands this modern Venetian masterpiece. The Hilton Molino Stucky Venice, once a flourishing flourmill, is now internationally recognized as one of Italy’s iconic pieces of industrial architecture. Beautifully restored, the hotel’s imposing red-brick, neo-gothic façade dominates the waterfront housing a hotel unlike any other. Located just 30 minutes from the airport, the hotel is minutes from Venice’s main attractions via a 5 minute shuttle boat.
Steel columns, girders, wood-beamed ceilings and factory floor-style, open-plan public areas are a reminder of its past. There are 379, mostly “deluxe”, rooms overlooking the back courtyard and the eastern side of hotel, some have views of the town and the canal. The style is similar throughout, with smart dark wood bedroom furniture, Murano glass chandeliers, heavy drapes and marble bathrooms. Front rooms have superb views of the city’s spires and domes, across the narrow stretch of water.
With seven restaurants and bars, including a panoramic rooftop bar, the choices abound. The hotel’s signature restaurant, Aromi, boasts alfresco dining on the canal-side terrace. Overseen by a Venetian chef, Franco Luise, the contemporary Mediterranean-style menu is mainly sourced from local markets. Regional specialities include bacalao (salt cod) and risottos delicately flavoured with hazelnut and lime. Light meals are served in “SkyLunch”, the pool restaurant. The Skyline Rooftop Bar is known for its minty mojito cocktails, romantic sweeping vistas and themed party nights.
Take advantage of the largest wellness centre in Venice, including a sauna whirlpool and Turkish bath. Or take a dip in the rooftop pool and enjoy spectacular views across Venice’s skyline for a unique experience.