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Review: Hotel Danieli, Venezia, Four Seasons Venice


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Hotel Danieli, Venezia, A Four Seasons Hotel, will open in 2025 and is a much-needed addition to the luxury hotel offering in Venice. We reviewed Belmond Cipriani Vs. Aman Vs. Gritti Palace Vs. Hotel Danieli, Venezia, A Four Seasons Hotel separately to help you decide which hotel will work best for you.

Currently, the top players are the Hotel Cipriani, with its wonderful pool and resort atmosphere, and the palatial Aman Venice, which overlooks the Grand Canal. Four Seasons Venice will be of a similarly excellent caliber. Previously Hotel Danieli, Venezia was part of the Marriott Bonvoy Luxury Collection.

Once the hotel re-opens as Four Seasons Venice, this historic Palatial property will offer one of the most central locations in Venice, right on the waterfront by St Mark’s Square, with some of Venice’s most luxurious rooms.

Location of Hotel Danieli, Venezia, A Four Seasons Hotel

Hotel Danieli has a long history of being one of the most luxurious hotels in Venice, with an ideal location in the heart of the city. Guests will be a short walk from myriad attractions, including the market stalls of Piazza San Marco, gondola rides along the canal, and Basilica San Marco.

Hotel Danieli, Venezia, A Four Seasons Hotel, is located in the Riva degli Schiavoni region of Venice along the Grand Canal, adjacent to Piazza San Marco. The Hotel consists of three buildings: the 14th century Palazzo Dandolo and two 19th century additions linked by bridges – Palazzo Casa Nuova and Palazzo Danieli Excelsior.

Style & Character

Hotel Danieli’s rich heritage is on display throughout the property, showcased in the beautifully preserved Venetian Gothic style architecture, along with art and antiques from throughout the property’s history. The multi-level lobby is absolutely stunning, with a vast wooden staircase and stunning flower arrangements.

“With Hotel Danieli, we are adding another iconic property to our Italian portfolio, where we will honor the historic legacy of this Venetian landmark while also introducing the exceptional Four Seasons service experience to one of Italy’s most popular destinations,” says Bart Carnahan, President, Global Business Development and Portfolio Management, Four Seasons Hotels, and Resorts.

Venice is a significant travel market globally, celebrated for its art, culture, and architecture. The city is also known for its unique geography, as it is built on an archipelago of hundreds of islands, some of which are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, connected by bridges and canals. Travelers explore the city via water or on foot, allowing them to take in the extraordinary sights and attractions at every turn.


Guest rooms feature exceptional views of the Grand Canal, the surrounding city, and Venice’s Bay. The hotel will undergo extensive renovations prior to reopening as a Four Seasons experience, with renowned designer Pierre-Yves Rochon overseeing the interiors. Rochon has worked on several other historic Four Seasons properties in Europe, including in Florence, Paris, Four Seasons Cap Ferrat and Megève.

While there are no pictures of the new look yet, rest assured that the rooms at Pierre-Yves Rochon’s other Four Seasons properties are exquisite. Expect large bathrooms and bedrooms that offer modernity while embracing historic features.

Service & Facilities

The property features four restaurant and bar outlets, which also benefit from exquisite views (see the rooftop terrace above) and seven meeting and event spaces.

Upon reopening as a Four Seasons experience in 2025, Hotel Danieli, Venezia, A Four Seasons Hotel, will join Four Seasons growing collection of properties in Italy, including Four Seasons Hotel Milano, which recently underwent extensive renovations of its common areas; Four Seasons Hotel Firenze; San Domenico Palace, Taormina, A Four Seasons Hotel; and an upcoming resort in Puglia.

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