Ca’ di Dio Italy
Ca’ di Dio
Riva Ca’ di Dio, 2182 30122-Venezia
VRetreats Hotel Collection
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Christophe F.A. Mercier – Customer & Results focus – Innovator – Sales Leader – Brand Influencer
« I have been part for 24 years of the Starwood Journey with a Career shift accomplished with success in 2011 from S&M to Hotel Operation. Since 2017 I have tackled challenging projects that gave me the opportunity to grow stronger and discover different business organizations. As an International executive and business leader in both operation and Sales & Marketing, my objective is to make the best use of my experience in driving a team to success, via innovation, drive and collaboration. I influence, sell and promote ideas with a frank, pragmatic and decisive style to demanding owners and key companies leadership »
5-star Luxury. Ca’ di Dio is part of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.
We aim to drive the Hotel through innovation and outstanding best practices. Building collaboration with key partners and developing new ideas in order to create a special Venetian environment.
Ca’ di Dio
History & Story
The fascinating history of this palace began in 1272 and over the years it has lived different lives, without ever losing its true soul: from accommodation for pilgrims passing through on their way to the Holy Land, it became a place that welcomed women in difficulty who were left alone. In 1544, the famous Jacopo Sansovino started a complete renovation of the structure. The vocation of profound hospitality finds its maximum expression in the restoration and redevelopment that transforms the ancient « house » into the new hotel that encompasses charm and history, celebrating the city that has hosted it since its origins.
In early 2019, Alpitour Group acquired the Ca’ di Dio, entrusting the entire interior design project and art direction to the firm of internationally renowned architect and designer Patricia Urquiola. The hotel opened in August 2021.
Date added extensions
Main Strengths, Special Touch
Position + large and empty main outdoor (free of outdoor gadget shops) + Vegetable Garden inside the Hotel+ Respectus cuisine at VERO Restaurant (only local producers and products) +Strong relationship with the territory (local artisans) + Altane (terraces usually present only in Venetian private apartments) + 5 entrances (2 main, 1 Vero Restaurant, 1 Alchemia Bar, 1 Water taxi)
Ca’ di Dio is located in a unique and privileged position, at the entrance to the Arsenale area, the « Contemporary Art District” that hosts the Biennale, one of the most prestigious international art, culture and entertainment events. Located on the eponymous shore and overlooking one of the canals that characterize Venice, Ca’ di Dio is close to the heart of the city.
Key sites/activities in the area
Venetian Arsenale, Basilica and Piazza San Marco, Biennale Gardens, Rialto Bridge
Private visits and workshops at LP Glass Factory in Murano where even today each chandelier is entirely made “by mouth” by skilled master craftsmen.
Private Carnival parties with masks and dresses chosen in one of the most authentic Carnival Experts Ateliers.
Botanical Experience, a journey through herbs and plants of Laguna and the use of the « respectio ratio » in the preparation of dishes at VERO Restaurant
From an etymological point of view Ca’ di Dio indicates a « house » that welcomes and restores. In ancient times, in fact, the « Houses of God » – abbreviated Ca’ di Dio – were places that offered hospitality to pilgrims waiting to reach the Holy Sepulcher in the Holy Land or to obtain indulgences in Rome.
• Number of suites:
– 31 Junior Suite, Junior Suite Premium, Junior Suite Rio View, Junior Suite Laguna View (from 25 to 31 sqm)
– 24 Suite Executive, Suite Executive Rio View, Suite Laguna View (from 38 to 41 sqm)-all with a living room
– 2 Suite Altana (40 sqm)- with a private rooftop terrace
• Number of Luxury rooms:
– 9 Deluxe Rooms (22 sqm)
• Number of rooms, (keys) in all:
The 66 rooms spread across three floors await to reveal their beauty to the guests of Ca’ di Dio. 10 suites have a unique view of the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, while 2 suites enjoy access to a large private rooftop terrace overlooking the San Marco Basin. All rooms and suites are the result of the meticulous project that pervades every room at Ca’ di Dio in which the original structure is enriched with elements that bring Venice directly within the walls of your room, from fine upholstery and wooden frames to convex mirrors, marble, and one-of-a-kind furnishings.
Room amenities: Wi-fi, Smart TV with international channels, individual air conditioning, heating, safety box, tea and coffee making equipment, bathrobe and slippers, minibar.
Restaurants & Bars
Meal Board : Bed and breakfast
VERO Restaurant . At VERO -Venetian Roots everything begins with the principle of seasonality : every season has its distinctive colors and its bounty of fruits and vegetables from which the menu draws its inspiration, making guests feel at home, with simple, high-quality fare. From bread made with natural yeast, to fresh pasta and high-quality local products such as meats from Montello and Alpago, Veneto cheeses and of course, fresh fish from the Lagoon, each ingredient blend harmoniously in the contemporary and pleasantly surprising dishes created under the expert guidance of Executive Chef Raimondo Squeo.
ESSENTIA Restaurant Within the splendid internal courtyard, in an oasis of serenity, awaits the Essentia Restaurant. The ideal place to relax and enjoy light and delicious snacks at any time of the day.
ALCHEMIA Bar The perfect place to sip a fine selection of drinks and cocktails, from great international classics to traditional local wines and iconic aperitifs from Venetian history, the skillful hands of expert mixologists are sure to delight
•Pura City SPA is an intimate space devoted to the total regeneration of body and mind, a place where guests can indulge in relaxation packages and treatments enriched by The Merchant of Venice’s refined essences.
• An equipped fitness area is also available where guests can devote themselves to their daily workout at any time of the day.
Corporate & Celebration Events
In a welcoming atmosphere and perfect Venetian style, Ca’ di Dio offers a series of indoor and outdoor spaces, all elegant and functional, ideal for private and corporate events such as cocktails, small meetings and presentations. The two typical Altane terrace are open to guests for very intimate and private dinner or cocktails offering a magnificent view of the City. A dedicated Event Team will help you plan your unforgettable event
Extra Notable Features
Alchemia Bar’s philosophy is inspired by ‘The Travels of Marco Polo’. The inspiration of the Travels brings to the bar the key role of Venice as a crossroads of the world, trader of spices, ingredients and raw materials from all over the world, in addition to the tactile aspect linked to fabrics and precious materials
Hotel and restaurant Awards
VERO Restaurant obtained the « two forks » reward from the prestigious Gambero Rosso, the world’s authority on Italian food, wine and travel.
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