Hilton Molino Stucky Venice Announces Mid-2007 Opening

Venice's First Neo-Gothic Revival Building, and Former Flour Mill, is Reborn as a Luxury Hotel

. October 14, 2008

VENICE, Italy, Ocotber 10, 2006. In mid-2007, Hilton Molino Stucky Venice will debut with previously unseen views of Venice's islands, a private landing jetty, rooftop pool and bar, a variety of food and beverage venues, one hotel shop, central access to Venice's attractions, and a rich architectural history of its own. Hilton Molino Stucky Venice will emerge as a premier, top-tier luxury property in one of the world's main tourist destinations.

Restoration of a Venetian Landmark

The 380-room hotel has been noted as the most significant architectural project in Venice in recent years. The project has spanned more than four years, transforming the 13 buildings of Molino Stucky, a 19th-Century flour mill, into Hilton Molino Stucky Venice. The mill, Venice's first neo-gothic revival building, has been restored without any alterations to its facade or industrial structure. When the hotel opens, it will mark the first time this unique waterfront landmark has been occupied in more than 50 years.

Guidecca's Historic Past

The hotel's waterfront location is on Canale Giudecca, which was once an island reserved for banished 'giudicati,' or noblemen. One of its most famous residents, Michelangelo, lived there in the 16th Century. The Giudecca are a gondola-shaped group of islands perfectly positioned to offer the new sweeping views of Venice that Hilton Molino Stucky Venice will provide.

Accommodations, Amenities & Facilities

Hilton Molino Stucky Venice features 380 guest rooms, including 100 executive rooms and 50 suites. An executive lounge will offer private check-in and check-out and complimentary breakfast, beverages and refreshments throughout the day.

Hilton Molino Stucky Venice will open with five restaurants and bar venues, including the Skyline Bar with dramatic views of the city. The views are also a backdrop for the hotel's rooftop, outdoor swimming pool. Hilton Molino Stucky Venice is also home to a 6,400-square-foot spa and Turkish bath.

The hotel has its own landing jetty ensuring a quick, easy transport for guests to Venice's main attractions. Hilton Molino Stucky Venice is located 10 minutes south of Piazza San Marco by boat.

Paolo Biscioni, general manager of the Hilton Molino Stucky Venice, commented: "As we get closer to completion of this truly unique architectural project, the level of excitement associated with the introduction of a new luxury hotel in the heart of Venice grows and grows. We are proud and honored that the Hilton flag will shortly be flying over the hotel and are confident that it will become an integral part of the tourism landscape in Venice, building on a long tradition of hospitality."

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