My most recent trip to Venice was a feast for the eyes – from the hotel to the canals and the magic of the city, it was beautiful at every turn. Aman is one of the world’s most luxurious resorts, and their Venice property was amazing. Located at the Palazzo Papadopoli on the Grand Canal, the hotel is majestic and romantic (like Venice) with meticulous building details like gilded ceilings and leather wall coverings. Each room at the Aman Venice has original architecture from the palazzo’s heritage, making each one unique. It’s modern, minimal and refined all at the same time, and all the details are a feast to the eyes. Since Aman Venice is located in the heart of the city, you can see the beauty of Venice from every angle of the venue. The Ballroom looks out over the Grand Canal and their rooftop is a must for sunset views. Because the space mixes both modern details and older heritage memories, the hotel brings you moments of beauty whether you’re staying in your room, hanging out at the Yellow and Red dining rooms or peeking into the Ballroom.
If you’re eager to leave the property and go out, the hotel’s concierge is there to sort out anything and everything so you can focus on your holiday and not sweat the small stuff. Their philosophy of “no request is too great and no detail is too small” is taken very seriously – they helped me organize tickets and had endless suggestions of different itineraries in case I was looking to do different activities. They suggested walking tours, boat tours, private shopping tours and visits to neighboring islands, and in the end, I ended up checking out the Peggy Guggenheim Museum. Aman also has their own boats to take you around town (in style of course). I would advise sailing in one of Aman Venice’s boats up and down the smaller canals during sunrise with a hamper of breakfast or at dusk to see the water color-like sunsets.
Venice is made up of 118 small islands that have winding canals and arched bridges. All the streets and waterways have their own beauty, and I was so happy to see it in the architecture of the churches, museums and buildings everywhere. After a day at the hotel, I walked to the new T Galleria store, T Fondaco Dei Tedeschi by DFS, which is located in a historical building next to the famous Rialto Bridge (a must visit!). I found lots of interesting, quality trinkets there and ended up getting some local souvenirs there for my family. My entire stay was an Italian dream and I hightly recommend Aman Venice. If you want to have your expectations exceeded, check it out and see the jaw dropping detilas in every corner and every ceiling.