Originally built in 1880, Hotel Bauer is about to undergo a multi-year renovation in November 2022date the hotel will close as it prepares to reopen as the Rosewood Hotel Bauer in 2025. Run by famed Venice based architect, Alberto Torsello, and renowned interior design group BAR Studio, the restoration of the existing building will be meticulously cared for, with much of the hotel’s historic framework to be repaired and incorporated into the new design, including the original facade , the grand spiral staircase and many interiors. elements that are part of the rich past of the property. Throughout the restoration, there will be an emphasis on sustainability, which will play a very important role in the hotel’s plans as the property aims to obtain three sustainability certificates: the Green Pass, Casa Klima and LEED Gold.

“We are excited to expand Rosewood’s presence in Europe with this essential addition to a city as beautiful and beloved as Venice,” said Radha Arora, President of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts and Co-Chief Development Officer. “Across our portfolio, we have been honored to have the opportunity to restore and reimagine many historic spaces around the world, and we are extremely grateful that Rosewood has been chosen to help breathe new life into Bauer Hotel.”

The Rosewood Hotel Bauer will have just over 110 rooms, more than half of which will be suites, including several exclusive suites and a presidential suite. The property’s world-class dining offering will include a casual restaurant and wine bar on the ground floor, as well as a fine Venetian restaurant and rooftop bar with traditional Venetian cuisine. Altane. The property will also house a spectacular Italian rooftop garden with stunning city views, a luxurious wellness center and an outdoor swimming pool with a bar located on the eighth floor. A luxury retail space of approximately over 32,200 square feet will be integrated into the real estate experience and located at the rear of the building directly on the bustling Campo San Moisé square, close to Piazza San Marco.

“Rosewood is considered one of the most highly regarded hotel operators in the world and the new Rosewood Hotel Bauer, directly on the Grand Canal, represents an extraordinary project to be completed over the next three years,” said Heinz Peter Hager, President of SIGNA Italy. “This modern ultra-luxury hotel – in combination with first-class restaurants and an impressive rooftop garden – is set to become of Venice new center of attraction.”

Rosewood Hotel Bauer adds to the impressive collection of Rosewood properties currently under development and is the third new addition announced this year alone, joining The Raleigh Miami Beach and Rosewood Red Sea in Saudi Arabia. Additionally, the hotel joins the brand’s growing Italian portfolio, including Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco in Tuscany and the upcoming Rosewood Rome, scheduled to open in 2024. It is also the seventh property in Rosewood’s signature European collection, which includes Rosewood London, Paris’ Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel, the recently opened Rosewood Villa Magna in Madrid, Spain and the upcoming Rosewood Vienna, which will open in the summer of 2022.

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About Rosewood Hotels & Resorts

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® manages a global collection of 29 unique luxury hotels, resorts and residences in 17 countries. Each Rosewood property adopts the brand’s A Sense of Place® philosophy to reflect the history, culture and sensibilities of each location. The Rosewood Collection includes some of the world’s most legendary hotels and resorts, including The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel in New YorkRosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek at dallas and Hotel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel in Paris, as well as new classics such as Rosewood Hong Kong and Rosewood São Paulo. For those wishing to stay a bit longer, Rosewood Residences offers a distinct opportunity for ownership or rental of co-located properties with a Rosewood hotel or resort and self-contained residences for sale. Rosewood Residences are defined by the brand’s commitment to an enriched life through thoughtful details and experiences that enhance quality of life while evoking a sense of discovery and inspiration.

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About SIGNA Prime Selection

SIGNA Prime Selection is one of five SIGNA real estate companies in total and has a portfolio of exclusive real estate properties in prime locations in downtown Austria, Germany, Swiss and Italy. The vast majority of these extraordinary real estate objects will remain in the hands of SIGNA Prime for the long term. An important part of SIGNA Prime’s success lies in the relationship of trust and the close partnership it maintains with its stakeholders.

SIGNA Prime’s portfolio includes the KaDeWe and the UPPER WEST tower of the Gedächtniskirche in Berlinthe spectacular Elbtower skyscraper project in from Hamburg HafenCity, the high-end Alsterhaus department store in Hamburg and the Oberpollinger and Karstadt development project near Munich central Station. In Austriaoutstanding properties in the portfolio include the upscale Park Hyatt Vienna hotel and the Goldenes Quartier business district.

With these projects, SIGNA continues to make important contributions to advancing urban development. SIGNA is not just focused on individual ownership; it reconceptualizes issues such as city center development, sustainability, diversity of use, networking and mobility. For livable cities – for all of us.

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