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St. Regis Venice San Marco - Italy [Master Thread]

St. Regis Venice San Marco - Italy [Master Thread]

Old Jan 31, 19, 1:05 pm
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St. Regis Venice San Marco - Italy [Master Thread]

Opening March (May?) '19. No category yet. Evidently this was the Westin Europe & Regina that close down for renovation before re-opening as the St. Regis. Since it will be a St. Regis moving forward, thought it made sense to create a new master thread.

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"Immersed in Venice's luxury shopping area, The St. Regis Venice faces the Grand Canal opposite Santa Maria della Salute Church and Punta della Dogana Art Museum. The cultural attractions of Piazza San Marco and Gran La Fenice Opera House are steps away.
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Old Jan 31, 19, 6:47 pm
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How's the location compared to Gritti Palace?
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Old Jan 31, 19, 8:50 pm
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Originally Posted by atlocal View Post
How's the location compared to Gritti Palace?
They are super close together- 400 meters apart.

They both have views of Santa Maria della Salute .
The Gritti is more private- the St Regis closer to shops.

If done right this will be an amazing Hotel.
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Old Feb 8, 19, 9:12 pm
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I have the gritti reserved now. Wondering if we should change once it opens??
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Old Feb 9, 19, 1:47 am
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Originally Posted by yolie View Post
I have the gritti reserved now. Wondering if we should change once it opens??
Fair to say youíre unlikely to be disappointed by the Gritti...
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Old Feb 9, 19, 5:55 am
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I am wondering why reservation has not opened yet? March is only a few weeks away. Many new, or renewed, hotels take reservations months out to ensure proper occupancy when open. Perhaps March 2019 reopening is just wishful thinking.
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Old Feb 9, 19, 7:22 am
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Iím in Venice on Friday - I will ask around and try to find out whatís going on.
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Old Feb 11, 19, 6:57 pm
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There's already a 33-page thread on this hotel, it would seem like it could be really useful to rename that thread and continue it, post-renovation.

I'm sure there's useful info in that thread about many aspects of the hotel that won't change.

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/marr...thread-33.html
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Old Feb 11, 19, 8:11 pm
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Originally Posted by SkiAdcock View Post
Opening March (May?) '19. No category yet.
Standard 8 for any central Venice, especially STR. I used to stay there a couple of times when it was E&R SPG Cat 5. Also, cash rates were around Ä200+. Now, of course, would be more like Ä500-800. Why to build another Gritti or Danieli?
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Old Feb 19, 19, 4:29 am
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Any update on this hotel and when they may start taking reservations?
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Old Mar 6, 19, 1:32 pm
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Website still shows Opening Soon Mar 2019 but is not taking reservations. They are gonna open in March without any guests.

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Old Mar 6, 19, 2:45 pm
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Originally Posted by James Luckard View Post
There's already a 33-page thread on this hotel, it would seem like it could be really useful to rename that thread and continue it, post-renovation.
As a traveler and not the community director, I like this approach. The former thread can have a link in the wiki. I've stayed there and hope that it will be substantially changed in its new incarnation as a St Regis. That's what I will want to know once we have stay reports.
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I'm patiently waiting as well. Currently booked at Gritti, but wanting to see what STR comes out as.
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Originally Posted by CALMSP View Post
I'm patiently waiting as well. Currently booked at Gritti, but wanting to see what STR comes out as.
However grand the new St Regis may be upon eventual opening, its service and probably F&B won't be able to match that of the Gritti for a while (if ever). It takes a good amount of time--at least 6 months, sometimes more--for any hotel to reach brand standards on reflagging or opening anew, which is more or less what this hotel is doing. It takes more in the luxury segment.

The Gritti is one of the world's best hotels, let alone one of the 2 top hotels in Venice. This new St Regis has a lot of work to do to reach those heights. Keep in mind that the current Kempinski San Clemente Palace there in Venice was actually a St Regis for few months before reflagging to Kempinski only a few years ago--because its owner wasn't willing to continue to invest to upgrade the amenities and experience to the St Regis standard that Starwood/Marriott demanded.
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Old Mar 7, 19, 2:56 pm
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vs gritti the only thing is the terraces in top suites at presumably still lower cost

good call by marriott and owner, seems like some ownership reshuffles
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