Palazzo Experimental in Venice: A Hotel in Dorsoduro

A new tourist destination in Venice: Palazzo Experimental, with its 32 guestrooms and suites in the Venetian spirit

Dorothée Meilichzon designed Palazzo Experimental in a Renaissance palace in Dorsoduro, a Venice neighborhood. The hotel belongs to Experimental Group, which is famous for its projects rooted in their environment.

Overlooking the Giudecca Canal, Palazzo Experimental hosts various communal areas including a garden in a courtyard, with an intimate atmosphere, overlooking a canal, an Italian restaurant, the Experimental Cocktail Club – areas that are open also to the general public.

All furnishings and finishes are characterized by materials and colors inspired by the architecture of the ancient Venetian palaces; red purple is combined with sky blue, with accents of pale yellow, silver grey and cream.

The 32 rooms and suites represent a contemporary version of the Venetian tradition; hand-enameled tiles, Breccia Capraia marble details, precious fabrics, chrome lamps and brass elements, marmorino plaster walls characterize the interiors.

On the ground floor is the Experimental Cocktail Club, designed by Cristina Celestino. Inspired by Venetian architecture, it is characterized by different shades of pink, brass details, metal frames surrounding marmorino plasters, recalling Carlo Scarpa’s work.

Finally, also Ristorante Adriatica, open to outside visitors, respects the local spirit offering seasonal products from coastal regions along the Adriatic Sea (Friuli, Emilia-Romagna, Marche, Abruzzo, Molise, Puglia and, of course, Veneto).

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