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Hilton Molino Stucky Venice {ITA}

Old Dec 15, 03, 7:24 am
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From gourmet-report:
MANAGEMENT CONTRACT SIGNED BETWEEN ACQUA MARCIAAND HILTON INTERNATIONAL

Acqua Pia Antica Marcia and Hilton International announced the signing of an 18-year contract for the management of the Molino Stucky in Venice. This new hotel & conference centre complex on the island of La Giudecca, only 5 minutes away from the famed San Marco square in the very centre of Venice, will be completed by 2005.

The new “Molino Stucky Hilton” complex will comprise 380 guest rooms over 8 floors, a Hilton Executive Floor, terrace, tea room, several restaurants, a fitness centre and an exclusive beauty centre. The top floor of this historic building will include an exclusive fine dining restaurant, bar and swimming pool that offers spectacular panoramic views over the old city. The hotel will also include an imposing conference centre spread over an area of more than 7.500 sq. m. that can accommodate 1,500 people.

The Molino Stucky Hilton is set to become one of Venice’s most exclusive hotels, targeted primarily at top level business guests attracted by the conference facilities. The management aims to establish the Molino Stucky as Venice’s leading conference and leisure hotel and a valuable addition to the city’s range of tourism facilities.

Covering an area of 31,000 sq. m., the hotel has been created without altering the facade or the industrial structure of the original mill. The mill was Venice’s first gothic revival building which was always intended to blend harmoniously into the city’s dominant architectural style. This new renovation programme has brought back to life the brainchild of two extraordinarily intuitive 19th century Venetians: the German-born architect, Ernst Wullekopf and the Italian entrepreneur Giovanni Stucky, both committed to creating an industrial structure intimately related to the city.

The Venetian authorities now have plans to construct a tunnel running from the site of the Molino Stucky on the Giudecca Island to the west end of Venice. If built, the tunnel will offer a direct pedestrian link to the hotel, an advantage that no other leading hotel in the island of La Giudecca can offer their guests. In addition, the Marittimo Railway Station lies directly opposite the Giudecca Canal.

This new agreement reinforces Hilton International’s presence in Italy. Hilton is already represented in Milan, Rome (with two hotels, the Rome Cavalieri Hilton and Hilton Rome Airport) and Sorrento. The Molino Stucky introduces Hilton to a city that is one of the most celebrated treasure houses of the western world.

Anthony Harris, CEO of Hilton International, commented: “The agreement with Acqua Marcia represents a unique opportunity for an international chain like ours to gain a foothold through an exquisitely refined complex in the historic centre of Venice. We are delighted that the Hilton flag will soon be seen flying in one of the world’s most prestigious cities. Through this strategic alliance with Acqua Marcia, we look forward to extending our hotel, conference and spa business in Venice as the city has a need for top quality hotel facilities.”

Francesco B. Caltagirone, Chairman of Acqua Pia Antica Marcia, added: “We are particularly pleased to be able to work with such a high profile brand as Hilton International. For our company the rescue of Molino Stucky represents the realisation of a dream. Rescuing a piece of the history that belongs to one of the world’s most fascinating cities is not just a source of enormous pride; our intention being to offer the city one of the biggest and most up-to-date hotel complexes as a way of supporting its tourist industry”.

Acqua Pia Antica Marcia

Founded in 1868, Acqua Pia Antica Marcia SpA collected water and distributed it all over Rome until 1964. Since that time it has gradually been transforming itself into a finance company. After many changes of ownership, the majority holding in the company was acquired by Francesco B. Caltagirone, operating through Gedeam Inc. in 1994. Today, Acqua Pia Antica Marcia, which is quoted on the Milan Stock Exchange, deals in real estate, airport services and the tourist-hotel business.

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Old Oct 27, 04, 7:24 pm
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Does anyone have an update on the status of this new Hilton? Thanks.
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Old Oct 27, 04, 7:59 pm
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It was mostly an empty shell in May when we went by on the water taxi.

And while the note above says just '5' minutes to San Marco square you will need to add in the time to get to the water taxi from the hotel and the time waiting for the water taxi. 5 minutes seems optimistic to me.
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Old Jan 17, 05, 10:52 am
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Anyone stayed here yet?
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Old Jan 17, 05, 11:38 am
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Doesn't appear to exist on the Hilton website yet.
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Old Jan 20, 05, 12:27 pm
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what do they mean by a tunnel to west Venice? They can't mean to San Marco--that is probably over a mile!
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Old May 30, 05, 5:34 pm
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Hilton Venice

Anyone have any information on this new property which is supposed to be opening in 2005 sometime?
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Old May 30, 05, 5:44 pm
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Originally Posted by Djlawman
Anyone have any information on this new property which is supposed to be opening in 2005 sometime?
I have no information on this property. IIRC, it has been under construction for a couple + years. It is on the island of Guidecca; a two vaporetto bus-ride from San Marco, but close to where the cruiseships dock. Again, if I am recalling correctly, my impression was that the hotel was being built more for cruisepax and day-trippers, than for tourists planning a longer stay. OTOH, Guidecca is a rather, nice laid-back sestiere of Venice. There are some nice little restaurants and a fine residential neighborhood (Elton John has a home there). Harry's Bar has a less expensive version called Harry's Dolce with great views and great food.
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Old Jul 9, 05, 2:27 pm
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Venice, Italy?

Does anyone remember reading something stating that there was going to be a Hilton in Venice, Italy some time in the future?

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Old Jul 9, 05, 3:43 pm
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Hilton Venice

I was just at the Rome Airport Hilton and I read in the hotel literature that there will be a Hilton in Venice, I forget the opening date, sorry I couldn't be more helpful.
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Old Jul 9, 05, 4:50 pm
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Here's something:

http://www.hotel-online.com/News/PR2...onResorts.html
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Old Jul 9, 05, 6:05 pm
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I heard that is was going in last year

Someone pointed to a building on Guidecca Island that was to be the new Hilton. Is that so? We had a nice view of it from our hotel on the Guidecca Canal in Dosodoro.
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Old Jul 9, 05, 7:34 pm
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Hilton Molino Stucky (Flour Mill) that was renovated into apartments and the hotel and conference center. It is a Gothic Renaissance building built in the late 19th Century and I think it had a brick edifice on part of it.

It was to open this year but was set back by a devestating fire a couple of years ago.

It might open the end of this year or early next year in the 1st quarter.

Awaiting more specific information from those in the know!
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Old Jul 9, 05, 7:36 pm
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i was there last month....it is coming along....but not real soon...i think there was a sign that said 2006.....it is right on the grand canal...looks nice
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Old Jul 10, 05, 6:48 am
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Thanks Jabez for pulling up the reference material and everyone for giving some input. La Guidecca is actually a bit south of Venice, although still part of the entire group of canals. Just no bridges from La Guidecca to the main group of Venice.

http://www.jssgallery.org/Essay/Veni...ceLargeMap.htm

No wonder they are talking about building a tunnel.

Well if they ever get this place built, it may be in time for a good honeymoon destination (420K+ HHonors points to spend somewhere... not to mention 916K+ AAdvantage miles). ^

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