IHG has opened the Hotel Indigo Venice-Sant’Elena as the brand’s first hotel in Venice, Italy.
The city of 55,000 residents draws an estimated 30 million visitors per year, and the Sant’Elena neighborhood is a popular destination for art and culture, close to the Venice International Film Festival and the Murano Glass Factory.
The hotel is next to the canal Rio Sant'Elena, a 15-minute walk from the area's main attractions, including St. Mark’s Basilica, the Bridge of Sighs and the Doge’s Palace in San Marco. Formerly a 1930s monastery, the 75-room hotel maintains its heritage. Composed of two wings joined in the center by a former chapel, the hotel has an interior courtyard and large windows and high ceilings, blending in with the neighborhood's architecture. The hotel also has a private garden open to guests. The hotel’s restaurant, Savor Restaurant & Bar, serves traditional Venetian fare.
"The hotel is the perfect example of how Hotel Indigo draws inspiration from the local neighborhood, bringing to life the historical importance of the building through design," said Marco Costa, manager of Hotel Indigo Venice-Sant’Elena.
There are currently 31 Hotel Indigo properties in Europe with another 18 due to open in the next three to five years.