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MGallery Collection Hotel Opens 118-room Hotel
on the Island of Murano in Venice, Italy

May 22, 2013 - MGallery celebrates the art of glass at its new address in Venice  - The establishment seems to be sealed from the outside world and yet it is the heart of one of Europe’s most prized tourist destinations.

The MGallery Collection’s second address in Venice boasts an exceptional location since it is the first hotel on the Island of Murano, which has been a renowned glassmaking center for centuries.

The views from the windows of the establishment’s 118 rooms attest to its exceptional location: magnificent stretches of water can be glimpsed beyond the Grand Canal, while many of the island’s famous gardens and flowers add to the gentle charm of the setting.

Art and design
The hotel is located in an old glass factory dating back to the 14th century.  After undergoing complete refurbishment, the building now features a subtle blend of art and design.  Elegant furnishings are enhanced by Venini glass lighting fixtures, while the common areas feature a permanent exhibition of museum works and objects designed by Murano’s famous glass artist. Everything in the hotel reflects the splendor of this island, which is a rare jewel in Italy’s splendid heritage. The former glass-works’ façade has been preserved and the hotel walls subtly evoke the city’s architecture.  The library features a selection of books for those who seek to learn more about the island’s prestigious craft.  Of course, it goes without saying that the hotel’s Memorable Moment consists of a private guided tour of one of the neighboring glass factories.

Local gastronomy
Guests are bound to enjoy the exceptional splendor of the surrounding streets, an evening sunset over the canal and a relaxing moment in the hotel’s typical Venetian courtyard.  They can also treat themselves to the “Spritz”, a traditional aperitif served at the hotel’s café “Il Crotilletto”, before prolonging the pleasure at the restaurant which specializes in local dishes and seafood cuisine.

The opening of this new establishment comes just a few weeks after the brand’s celebratory event in Milan attended by Kristin Scott Thomas. It reflects the growing reputation of the MGallery Collection in Italy, a country whose exceptional cultural heritage is perfectly represented in the brand’s network of 12 prestigious Italian addresses.

About MGallery

MGallery is a Collection of 50 high-class hotels. Each hotel boasts a unique personality and has a story to tell, staged by talented hoteliers. Each one different but all share the same values: Singularity, Elegance and Consideration, offering thrilling heart and mind opening experiences. All are “Memorable Hotels”.  Launched in 2008 by Accor, it now covers five continents and will grow to over 100 locations by late 2015. Everything you need to know about MGallery hotels can be found at the website.

About Accor

Accor, the world's leading hotel operator and market leader in Europe, is present in 92 countries with more than 3,500 hotels and 440,000 rooms. Accor's broad portfolio of hotel brands - Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Grand Mercure, Novotel, Suite Novotel, Mercure, Adagio, ibis, ibis Styles, ibis budget and hotelF1 - provide an extensive offer from luxury to budget. With more than 160,000 employees in Accor brand hotels worldwide, the Group offers its clients and partners 45 years of know-how and expertise. |

Charlotte Bourgeois-Cleary
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