Philippe Starck Goes To Venice

He wowed us in Miami with his golden touches on the Delano, Mondrian, and Viceroy. In New York, his fingerprints adorn the Hudson, Royalton, and Paramount. His designs inside Los Angeles’ SBE restaurants like Katsuya and XIV earn almost as much attention as the cuisine. Now the former Haute Living cover subject is at it again, albeit this time overseas in one of our favorite Italian getaway destinations.

As his first entry into the world of Italian hotels, Starck now presents international jetsetters with Palazzina Grassi. In an official press release from Design Hotels, we learn insider details about the interiors of Starck’s Palazzina Grassi:

“The renowned French designer was chosen by Emanuele Garosci, hotelier and former rally driver, to create an imaginative five-star hotel with 16 bedrooms and six apartment suites, a cozy members-only club and a stunning restaurant. Designed to make guests feel ‘temporarily Venetian,’ this 16th century former residence captures the sophisticated charm, magic, and beauty of the city. Traditional Italian touches such as exposed bricks mix with dazzling contemporary design, including transparent glass wardrobes and nine custom-made Murano glass works by the artist Aristide Najean. The result is a luxurious hotel on the Canal Grande that retains the aura and charm of an aristocratic Venetian home.”

If ever there was a reason to fuel up the private jet and escape daily stresses for a Venetian getaway, this would certainly be it.