- Grand Canal of Venice
- Venetian Classical architecture on the lagoon
- Hotel façade and monochrome gondola pole
- Monochrome gondola pole and signage
- Dramatic art deco interior
- Feline shaped occasional tables
- Flamboyant feather lamp
- Boudoir heavy interior
- Crushed velvet chaiselounge and fabric walls
- Contemporary bathroom – table and basin
- Bar & venitian fire place
- Tactile Damask velvet wall covering and low seating
- Stucco wall
- Restaurant - Twenties deco chic glamour
A converted 16th-century Venetian palazzo right on the Grand Canal is today an example of contemporary architecture and design. Palazzo Barbarigo blends modern boudoir glamour with twenties deco chic...
Palazzo Barbarigo is managed by Mobygest Hotel philosophy. At present 14 hotels operate under the brand. Stefano Ugolini in Rimini established Mobygest Hotel philosophy in 1990 in order to put to best use his previous experience in the hotel industry.
The building itself, the Barbarigo della Terrazza Palace, was built for the Barbarigo family between 1566-1570. The Barbarigo family were, for a period, the "Royalty" of Venice. In the 19th century, the building passed to a branch of the Giustinian family. During this time, most of the rich art collections were sold. Some immobile decoration as frescoes above interior doors, painted 16th century beam ceilings and friezes with portraits of Doges in the chapel and the chimney hall overlooking the Grand Canal have outlived.
Opened in the second half of 2007 as a design hotel, it seems almost like an epitome of the feel of the contemporary Venice where the past and the present are closely intertwined and inseparable.
The concept is inspired by the branch of art deco that combines decorative and neoclassic elements. The result? An atmosphere of refined, rather than austere, elegance that is reflected in the many ironic, at times frivolous and unusual, details that include feathers, fringes and tassels. Dramatic contemporary furnishings, feathered lampshades and smoky mirrors send new blood coursing through the heart of this parquet-floored, high-ceilinged grande dame.