13 MAY 2019
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The InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has marked the debut of its Indigo brand in Italy’s top visitor city with the opening of Hotel Indigo Venice-Sant’Elena, in an area known for its modern art and culture and near the Murano glass factory.
Set next to the canal Rio Sant'Elena, the former 1930s monastery has been converted into a 75-room property made up of two wings joined in the centre by a former chapel.
Features include an interior courtyard and large windows with high ceilings evocative of the neighbourhood and existing architecture. There is also a private garden, a rarity in Venice, for guests to sit in and relax and the hotel’s Savor restaurant and bar.
The interior design highlights the building’s original features with oriental influences inspired by Venice’s traditions and history and touches of modern elements contrasting with the classic Venetian style.
The hotel is also a short walk from the leafy Giardini della Biennale, a park commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte when Venice was under French rule at the start of the 19th century.
General manager Marco Costa said: “The hotel is the perfect example of how Indigo draws inspiration from the local neighbourhood, bringing to life the historical importance of the building through design while providing a relaxing getaway.”
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