MGallery celebrates the art of glass at its new address in Venice
The establishment seems to be sealed from the outside world and yet it is the heart of one of Europe’s most prized tourist destinations.
The MGallery Collection’s second address in Venice boasts an exceptional location since it is the first hotel on the Island of Murano, which has been a renowned glassmaking center for centuries.
The views from the windows of the establishment’s 118 rooms attest to its exceptional location: magnificent stretches of water can be glimpsed beyond the Grand Canal, while many of the island’s famous gardens and flowers add to the gentle charm of the setting.
Art and design
The hotel is located in an old glass factory dating back to the 14th century. After undergoing complete refurbishment, the building now features a subtle blend of art and design. Elegant furnishings are enhanced by Venini glass lighting fixtures, while the common areas feature a permanent exhibition of museum works and objects designed by Murano’s famous glass artist. Everything in the hotel reflects the splendor of this island, which is a rare jewel in Italy’s splendid heritage. The former glass-works’ façade has been preserved and the hotel walls subtly evoke the city’s architecture. The library features a selection of books for those who seek to learn more about the island’s prestigious craft. Of course, it goes without saying that the hotel’s Memorable Moment consists of a private guided tour of one of the neighboring glass factories.
Guests are bound to enjoy the exceptional splendor of the surrounding streets, an evening sunset over the canal and a relaxing moment in the hotel’s typical Venetian courtyard. They can also treat themselves to the “Spritz”, a traditional aperitif served at the hotel’s café “Il Crotilletto”, before prolonging the pleasure at the restaurant which specializes in local dishes and seafood cuisine.
The opening of this new establishment comes just a few weeks after the brand’s celebratory event in Milan attended by Kristin Scott Thomas. It reflects the growing reputation of the MGallery Collection in Italy, a country whose exceptional cultural heritage is perfectly represented in the brand’s network of 12 prestigious Italian addresses.