From 27th August 2021, Venice will welcome a new five-star luxury hotel: Ca ‘di Dio on Riva degli Schiavoni, overlooking the San Marco Basin, near the Arsenale and Piazza San Marco.
The premises are all there: a 15th century building of great historical value, which narrates a Venice out of the ordinary, the refined trait of a designer of international standing (Patricia Urquiola), the investment of 16 million euros by the Alpitour Group to create the luxury hôtellerie project that goes under the VRetreats brand.
Overall, it is 400 m2 with 66 rooms and junior suites, two restaurants, a spa, two private gardens and cloisters. The charm of Ca ‘di Dio lies in its history linked to the essence of the city.
This very building, building designed by Jacopo Sansovino, has always played a welcoming function, first as a hospital for pilgrims, then as a home for women in difficulty.
The architect and designer Patricia Urquiola has created a project aimed at preserving the value and intimacy of the original place. “Ca ‘di Dio – she says – is a project with a strong identity. The building was born as a place of hospitality and we wanted to reinterpret this in a contemporary way. It is a project that ties in with city and the lagoon through the choice of colours, materials, architectural details. A project that respects the history of Venice without imitating tradition, and is open to everyone”.
“We want to show that neither high water nor other events have managed to question the project and our development plans,” said Gabriele Burgio, President and CEO of the Alpitour Group. The Ca ‘di Dio construction site is the emblem of an Italy that is restarting and that continues to believe in the value of tourism, an essential wealth for the country and for art centers, such as Venice. Being present in this city is a great opportunity and an ambitious challenge, a commitment that we will make the most of “.
«With this construction site, VOIhotels takes a decisive step in the realization of the Lifestyle project – continues Paolo Terrinoni, CEO of VOIhotels – in which the hotel chain is investing heavily. There are already new investments under consideration, with the aim of further growing a reality that, in recent years, has managed to manage 18 resorts in Italy and around the world, with a turnover of 110 million and 1,500 employees “.