Hotel Indigo Venice Sant’Elena

Originally a 1930’s Venetian convent, Hotel Indigo Venice – Sant’Elena is now a sophisticated and modern boutique hotel immersed in the peaceful oasis of the Biennale Gardens, which joins past and present and now boasts a radical renovation by THDP.

  • Year 2019
  • Location Venice, Italy,
  • Type Hotel,
  • The brand Hotel Indigo® of IHG Intercontinental Hotels Group was embraced for the restyling of the Hotel Sant’Elena in Venice: the attention focused on the historical and cultural context the hotel is set in and the strong personality that marks the Hotel Indigo® brand determined this choice.

    The transformation project, developed in collaboration with the architect Manuela Mannino and her firm THDP, joins the lively and detail-rich design, local experiences and a well-defined identity in order to offer Guests an elegant and sophisticated product. The restyling was inspired by history, particularly the strong tie between Venice, considered the western gate to the Orient, and Byzantine culture. In fact, plates and cushions recall the decorations and colour palettes of this ancient civilization, creating a truly eclectic look.

    The Location
    The hotel is immersed in the peaceful Sant’Elena neighbourhood, one of the few authentic areas left in Venice, and is a short walk from St. Mark’s Square, easily reached on foot through the Memorial Park, considered a rare public garden in the city, and the charming Riva degli Schiavoni.

    The hotel is also in a strategic location for visiting the Venice Biennale, a must for art and architecture lovers and a cultural avant-garde pole that attracts Guests from around the world each year. The Biennale Gardens, the site of thirty exhibition pavilions, is only 10 minutes on foot, while the Arsenale exhibition area is a 20-minute walk.

    The Hotel
    The Hotel Indigo Venice – Sant’Elena has five floors and has recently been renovated, offering Guests a classic yet elegant style, where each tiny detail becomes key décor element. Warm shades mixed with golden touches can be traced back to Byzantine colour palettes and determine the unique and refined style of the rooms.

    The ground floor hosts the lobby, where splendid lamps and Murano glasswork decorate the reception that harmoniously opens to the restaurant area with large glass windows looking out onto the lovely internal garden, the perfect location for a cocktail after a day spent among the calli and campielli (small squares).

    The reception directly leads to the Savor Restaurant Bar & Garden, whose name joins international and traditional cuisine with a play on words. From the local term saor – ancient

    Venetian culinary technique to preserve sardines and shrimps – we find the international ‘flavour’ in English: savor.

    It is a place where tourists and residents alike can come together for a delicious breakfast or a sophisticated drink or even dinner with typical Venetian dishes.

    Completing the services offered is a venue room, which faces the internal garden and is the perfect place to host business meetings and private events.

    Design: THDP
    Photography: Veerle Evens Photography