Bedroom painted in white stone sculpting and gold filigree
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It’s not every day Venice welcomes a new hotel, and this month’s opening of a new Aman Resort overlooking the Grand Canal is particularly noteworthy. Located in one of the city’s oldest quarters, San Polo, the Canal Grande is the luxury group’s fifth and probably most sumptuous Mediterranean property. Most of the 24 suites in the stately 16th-century palazzo look out over either a private garden or the Grand Canal. The meticulous restoration took a modest 18 months – the interior design by longtime Aman collaborator Denniston and the structural engineering and architecture by Venice-based Claudio Rebeschini and the Dottor group. There is plenty to admire about the results, not least the dramatic sweeping staircase connecting the reception level and the Asian-Italian restaurant, the original frescoes and a spectacular ceiling painted by Tiepolo in one of the suites.

Bed seperated from walkway using material cloth divider, 2 side tables with lamps

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Neat bathroom with amenities shelf inset from the wall

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Lounge area, couch with single seater chair, large coffee table and side tables

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Palazzo Papadopoli
Calle Tiepolo 1364 Sestriere San Polo


Daven Wu is the Singapore Editor at Wallpaper*. A former corporate lawyer, he has been covering Singapore and the neighbouring South-East Asian region since 1999, writing extensively about architecture, design, and travel for both the magazine and website. He is also the City Editor for the Phaidon Wallpaper* City Guide to Singapore.