The Four Seasons Will Take Over Venice’s Historic Hotel Danieliby Daniel McCarthy /
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts will have a new property in Venice in 2025.
The company announced on Monday that it will assume management of the historic Hotel Danieli, a five-star palatial hotel located close to St. Mark’s Square in Venice. The hotel is currently a Marriott Luxury Collection Hotel and will remerge, after an extensive refurbishment, as a Four Seasons in 2025.
The hotel, whose structure goes back to the end of the 14th century, is one of the city’s most notable properties and has long had a place at the top of top hotel lists in the city. Over the years, it has become known as one of the most popular choices for artists and celebrities including Charles Dickens, Leonard Bernstein, Harrison Ford, and more.
Its location in Venice along the Grand Canal includes three different buildings—the 14th century Palazzo Dandolo and two 19th century additions linked by bridges (Palazzo Casa Nuova and Palazzo Danieli Excelsior). It is also just a short work from the market stalls of Piazza San Marco and the Basilica San Marco and offers incredible city views from rooms and restaurants on-site.
The Four Seasons says that the renovation will keep the hotel’s historic charm—Pierre-Yves Rochon, who has worked on other historic Four Seasons properties in Europe, including in Florence, Paris, Cap-Ferrat, and Megève, is overseeing the interiors. When it does reopen, guests will still be able to enjoy four restaurants on-site, and seven meeting and event spaces.
"With Hotel Danieli, we are adding another iconic property to our Italian portfolio, where we will honor the historic legacy of this Venetian landmark while also introducing the exceptional Four Seasons service experience to one of Italy's most popular destinations,” Bart Carnahan, president of global business development and portfolio management at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts said.
The hotel will remain open during the renovation under the name The Hotel Danieli, Venezia.