Venice’s newest 5-star hotel, Ca’ di Dio, will open this May. The hotel sits within a transformed ecclesiastical compound dating from 1272 that has hosted Crusaders, pilgrims, and tourists for more than eight centuries.
The 66-key Ca’ di Dio is one of a new class of properties managed by Italy’s VOI Hotels, to be known as V-Retreats. The Ca ‘di Dio, like all V-Retreats, is set to be an oasis of peace, a palace of timeless beauty imbued with the finesse and warmth of Italian hospitality.
The creation of the Hotel Ca’ di Dio was entrusted to the studio of renowned Spanish architect Patricia Urquiola. “My goal was to create an original and distinctive concept,” says Urquiola, “a Venetian ‘mansion,’ deeply linked to the history of the city with fine woods, rich textiles, colors, finishes, and Murano glass. Each decorative, architectural, and lighting element is the result of … skilled craftsmen who combine the passion for their work with the secrets and techniques of Venetian tradition.”
Two internal courtyards will be home to the hotel’s Alchemia Bar and the Essentia Restaurant, whose design combines Venetian tradition with Urquiola’s contemporary signature. The hotel’s indoor-outdoor VE-RO Restaurant overlooks the Venetian lagoon.
Photo: Courtesy of Ca’ di Dio