Four Seasons Arrives in Venice: Luxury Hotel Brand to Expand Italian Portfolio with the Iconic Hotel Danieli
Leading luxury hospitality company Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, and Gruppo Statuto, one of Italy’s preeminent hotel development companies, announce that Four Seasons will assume management of the historic Hotel Danieli. Following extensive renovations, the property will be reintroduced as Hotel Danieli, Venezia, A Four Seasons Hotel in 2025.
Located in the Riva degli Schiavoni region of Venice along the Grand Canal, adjacent to Piazza San Marco, the Hotel consists of three buildings: the 14th century Palazzo Dandolo and two 19th century additions linked by bridges – Palazzo Casa Nuova and Palazzo Danieli Excelsior. Hotel Danieli’s rich heritage is on display throughout the property, showcased in the beautifully preserved Venetian Gothic style architecture, along with art and antiques from throughout the property’s history.
“Italy is a beloved and important destination for luxury travellers, and we have been capitalizing on the strength of this market with property enhancements and incredible new additions to our portfolio – many of them in collaboration with our long-term partners, Gruppo Statuto,” says Bart Carnahan, President, Global Business Development and Portfolio Management, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “With Hotel Danieli, we are adding another iconic property to our Italian portfolio, where we will honour the historic legacy of this Venetian landmark while also introducing the exceptional Four Seasons service experience to one of Italy’s most popular destinations.”
Venice is a significant travel market globally, celebrated for its art, culture and architecture. The city is also known for its unique geography, as it is built on an archipelago of hundreds of islands, some of which are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, connected by bridges and canals. Travellers explore the city via water or on foot, allowing them to take in the extraordinary sights and attractions at every turn.
“Hotel Danieli is a renowned and historic property in Venice, and we are confident that our partnership with Four Seasons will help usher the Hotel into its next chapter, maintaining the standard of quality and excellence that guests have come to expect of the Hotel,” says Giuseppe Statuto, owner of Gruppo Statuto. “Together with Four Seasons, our properties in Milan and Taormina have seen great success, and Hotel Danieli will perfectly complement these world-class experiences that are unmatched in Italy.”
Hotel Danieli has a long history of being one of the most luxurious hotels in Venice with an ideal location in the heart of the city. Guests will be a short walk from myriad attractions, including the market stalls of Piazza San Marco, gondola rides along the canal and Basilica San Marco.
Guests will be immersed in the splendour of the property from the moment their stay begins, enjoying unique arrival experience on boat via the Grand Canal. Guest rooms feature exceptional views of the Grand Canal, surrounding city and Venice’s Bay. The property also features four restaurant and bar outlets, which also benefit from exquisite views, as well as seven meeting and event spaces.
The Hotel will undergo extensive renovations prior to reopening as a Four Seasons experience, with renowned designer Pierre-Yves Rochon overseeing the interiors. Rochon has worked on several other historic Four Seasons properties in Europe, including in Florence, Paris, Cap-Ferrat and Megève. During the renovation period, the property will remain open with select services and amenities available. During this time, the hotel will be operated and managed by Gruppo Statuto under the name The Hotel Danieli, Venezia.
Upon reopening as a Four Seasons experience in 2025, Hotel Danieli, Venezia, A Four Seasons Hotel, will join Four Seasons growing collection of properties in Italy, including Four Seasons Hotel Milano, which recently underwent extensive renovations of its common areas; Four Seasons Hotel Firenze; San Domenico Palace, Taormina, A Four Seasons Hotel; and an upcoming resort in Puglia.
About Gruppo Statuto
Gruppo Statuto owns and develops luxury Hotels at the top level of the market. The Group’s activity also includes residential as well as High Street retail developments both in Roma and in Milano. Gruppo Statuto owns some of the most iconic luxury 5-stars hotels in the country, among others, the well-known Four Seasons Hotel Milano; San Domenico Palace, Taormina, A Four Seasons Hotel; the Iconic Hotel Danieli in Venice which will soon undergo an important refurbishment before reopening as a Four Seasons Hotel; the Mandarin Oriental Milano, and the upcoming Porto Cervo which is currently under development; and other Hotel projects which are under development in Roma and Milano city centres.
About Four Seasons Historic Hotels
The Four Seasons collection of unique and architecturally important heritage hotels includes buildings whose origins range from the fourteenth to the early twentieth centuries:
- Four Seasons Hotel Casa Medina Bogotá, designed in 1946 by famed Medellín -born architect Santiago Medina Mejia whose characteristic stained glass windows adorn the exterior
- Four Seasons Hotel Firenze, sensitively adapted over ten years from two Renaissance palaces and set in an idyllic 4.5-hectare (11-acre) garden
- Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, an Art Nouveau landmark in the remarkable city of Budapest
- Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet, housed in a century-old neo-classical prison
- Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus, transformed from a nineteenth century former Ottoman palace
- Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris, the legendary eight storey landmark built in 1928
- Four Seasons Hotel Prague, comprised of several riverside multi-era buildings
- Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel, the Côte d’Azur’s most legendary palace hotel, originally opened in 1908
- Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club, the former social club that hosted the likes of Elizabeth Taylor and Frank Sinatra, originally opened on New Year’s Eve 1930 and re-opened as a Four Seasons experience in 2017
- Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square, the former Port of London Authority, a Grade II*-listed heritage building overlooking the Thames River
- Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens, the former iconic Astir Palace south of Athens, now the first Four Seasons hotel in Greece
- Twenty Grosvenor Square, A Four Seasons Residence, the former home of the US Naval Forces in Europe and now the first Four Seasons standalone Private Residence
- Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Madrid, which comprises seven historic buildings in the heart of the Spanish capital
- San Domenico Palace, Taormina, A Four Seasons Hotel, composed of the Ancient Convent Wing built on the site of a 14th-century convent, and the Grand Hotel Wing, a Liberty-style structure added in 1896
- Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans, housed in a landmark modernist building completed in 1968, recognised on the National Register of Historic Places since 2014
- Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva, a historic neo-classical building, originally opened in 1894
- Four Seasons Hotel Milano, an impeccably restored former convent dating to the 15th century
Upcoming historical restorations include the third Four Seasons experience in Colombia with Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Cartagena and the conversion of the famed Hotel Formentor in Mallorca, Spain.