Rosewood Hotels & Resorts to Manage the Legendary Hotel Bauer in Venice

The historic Venice hotel, which underwent a multi-year renovation, will join the brand’s impressive European collection of iconic properties in 2025.

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has been selected to manage Hotel Bauer in Venice, Italy. The hotel is situated in the city’s historic San Marco district, between the Grand Canal and Piazza San Marco, just a short distance from famous sites such as the Rialto Bridge. The addition of this property to Rosewood’s esteemed collection of luxury hotels and resorts will mark a notable extension of the existing European portfolio.

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Hotel Bauer, originally built in 1880, is set to undergo a multi-year renovation beginning in November 2022. The hotel will close at that time and is expected to reopen as Rosewood Hotel Bauer in 2025. Alberto Torsello, a well-known Venice-based architect, and BAR Studio, a renowned interior design group, will lead the restoration of the existing building. The restoration will include repairing and integrating into the new design the hotel’s original façade, grand winding staircase, and many other interior elements that are part of the property’s rich past. Throughout the restoration, there will be an emphasis on sustainability, which will play a highly significant role in the plans for the hotel. The property aims to obtain three sustainability certificates: the Green Pass, Klima Haus, and LEED Gold.

The Rosewood Hotel Bauer will have just over 110 rooms, with over half of them being suites. There will be several signature suites, as well as a presidential suite. The hotel will also have a world-class food and beverage program, with a bistro-style restaurant and bar on the ground floor, and a fine-dining restaurant and bar with a rooftop terrace. The hotel will also have a spectacular rooftop event garden, a luxurious wellness facility, and an outdoor pool with a bar on the eighth floor. The hotel will also have a luxury retail space that spans over 32,200 square feet and is located at the rear of the building, directly on the Campo San Moisé square.

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Rosewood Hotel Bauer is the latest addition to the Rosewood collection of properties currently in development. This is the third new addition announced this year, joining The Raleigh Miami Beach and Rosewood Red Sea in Saudi Arabia. Additionally, the hotel joins the brand’s growing Italian portfolio, including Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco in Tuscany and the upcoming Rosewood Rome, set to open in 2024. This marks the seventh property within Rosewood’s iconic European collection, which includes Rosewood London, Paris’ Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel, the recently opened Rosewood Villa Magna in Madrid, Spain and the upcoming Rosewood Vienna, opening in Summer 2022.

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