Avani Hotels & Resorts, the upscale lifestyle brand of Bangkok-based Minor Hotels has launched Avani Rio Novo Venice, expanding its European portfolio.
Set against the charming backdrop of Dorsoduro, Venice’s university district with its ancient canals and centuries-old bridges, the 144-key hotel stands as a contemporary landmark with its sweeping glass façade.
Offering experiences aligned with the desires of remote professionals and millennial-minded travellers who like to mix work and fun, the Asian brand has mastered the balance between design and function, service and privacy and laid-back and lavish – a unique proposition that the brand is bringing to Venice, said a statement.
Avani Rio Novo Venice makes exploring the city’s cobbled alleys and ancient waterways easy with curated experiences, while quality workouts in AvaniFit style, convenient grab-and-go dining options that cater to dynamic lifestyles, and dedicated meeting spaces serve as extensive areas for company events.
Avani Rio Novo offers a gateway to a neighbourhood renowned for its authentic eateries where moreish cicchetti snacks tempt the palate, and vibrant local bars beckon. The locale also boasts world-class art galleries, including the prestigious Gallerie dell’Accademia and the esteemed Peggy Guggenheim Collection, where cultural treasures await visitors. The hotel is steps away from Campo Santa Margherita, a bustling hub that attracts students and locals alike.
Avani Rio Novo showcases Italian Rationalist architecture in its clean lines and geometric shapes. The interiors celebrate Venice's strong connection to the world of cinema, particularly due to the annual Venice Film Festival that attracts renowned figures from the global film industry.
From stylish common areas and rooms dotted with cinema memorabilia to the signature restaurant hung with portraits of movie stars and a mini-library with magazines and books on the subject, the hotel is a tribute to Italian cinema. Calming rooms and suites in monochrome shades feature elegant parquet floors and full-height window. They also provide panoramic views of tiled rooftops and occasional canal-side gardens, offering a glimpse into the city's daily life.
At 8 Millimetri Cicchetti & Wine, a cinematic-themed restaurant, film enthusiasts can relax amidst black-and-white photographs featuring Italian cinema icons or enjoy an espresso and a hearty breakfast. In true Avani style, the restaurant also provides grab-and-go options for coffees, pastries and light snacks. For meetings and events, the restaurant can be combined with dedicated meeting spaces on the ground floor that can accommodate up to 130 participants.
Stefano Botteon, the General Manager of Avani Rio Novo, commented, "Much like Avani, Dorsoduro epitomises a harmonious blend of culture and entertainment, history and contemporary living, sophistication and simplicity.
“This exciting new launch closely follows the opening of Avani Palazzo Moscova Milan Hotel and is the ideal setting for the brand’s second property in Italy. Together, they provide guests with an exceptional foundation to explore some of Europe's most grandiose capitals in comfort and style." – TradeArabia News Service