Open the gold-rimmed doors of the Hotel Gritti Palace and experience Venetian romance sixteenth century style. Situated on the Grand Canal in Venice with incomparable views, the Hotel Gritti Palace was built in 1525 as the residence of Andrea Gritti, the Doge of Venice and is just a short walk from Venice's elite shopping district and principal attractions. With an ornately hand painted grand piano, intricately woven rugs, marble tiles, and finely painted gold-trimmed ceilings, the Hotel Gritti Palace preserves within its walls stories of illustrious visitors and royal families. Renowned for its discreet, attentive service and elegant luxury, the Hotel Gritti Palace has been named to the 2006 Travel + Leisure Top 500 Hotels and to the Gold List by Conde Nast Traveler in 2008.Taste fine Italian cuisine and culinary delights at the Club del Doge restaurant. Featuring local and fresh ingredients from Venice's own Rialto Market and enchanting views of the Grand Canal, the Club del Doge restaurant caters to elite guests desiring Venice's finest dining. During the Venetian Summer, indulge in private beach facilities, swimming pools, tennis, and golf via our private motorlaunch to Venice Lido, exclusively for guests of the Hotel Gritti Palace. Trace your way back in history in each of our 91 luxurious guest rooms and suites. Featuring fine Venetian antique furniture, each room provides an old-world, elegant feel with today's modern amenities for lavish comfort including High Speed Internet Access. Follow the storyline of the Hotel Gritti Palace's previous noble guests within the walls of your own guest room.