VENICE, Italy, and MCLEAN, VA – March 29, 2022 – Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the signing of a franchise agreement with Hotel Ambasciatori Srl to open Ambasciatori Venice Mestre, Tapestry Collection by Hilton in the Mestre area of Venice. Joining three operating hotels in Venice, under the Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn brands, the 83-room hotel will be Tapestry Collection by Hilton’s first in northern Italy when it opens next year.
“Tapestry Collection by Hilton is growing rapidly across Europe, and has added its first hotels in Spain, France, Portugal and the U.K. since its introduction in 2021,” said Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president of development, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Hilton. “This exciting addition in Venice demonstrates our commitment to developing destinations across Italy, with seven new hotels slated to join Hilton’s portfolio in the next 12 months. Venice is a city steeped in culture and history that sees more than 13 million visitors per year1 and Ambasciatori Venice Mestre, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, will add a stunning new hotel to our growing Tapestry Collection.”
Following a full renovation and drawing on the hotel’s local history and Mestre’s proximity to the laguna, guests will be able to take advantage of upscale guest rooms, a restaurant, bar and fitness facilities. Historically a popular hotel with Italian movie and TV stars, the hotel’s renovation aims to restore that past glamour with a fresh, comfortable design and earthy colour palette punctuated throughout with rusts, washed blues, dark yellows and browns. Guests will find themselves at home as soon as they enter the cosy lobby, while natural tones used in guest rooms will create a welcome calm from the buzz of Venice.
Conveniently located 800 metres from Venezia Mestre, one of Italy’s busiest train stations serving 31 million passengers annually,2 Ambasciatori Venice Mestre, Tapestry Collection by Hilton will allow guests to explore two sides of Venice. Across the lagoon from the hotel, guests can ride gondolas along the canals and see major attractions including the world-famous St. Mark’s Basilica and Bridge of Sighs, as well as the city’s plentiful museums and restaurants. While on the mainland in Mestre, guests can explore a number of Venice’s local attractions, such as the Piazza Ferretto, Museo M9 Mestre and the historic Fort Marghera.
“Mestre is a well-connected and popular area for tourists, situated just 10 minutes across the lagoon from Centro Storico di Venezia while also boasting a number of its own museums, galleries and historic landmarks,” said Andrea Chiappa, co-owner of Hotel Ambasciatori Srl. Guests will not only be able to enjoy touristic hotspots like Venice’s cultural centre but also the wider attractions of mainland Venice. Inviting guests to see another side of Venice, we are excited to bring Tapestry Collection by Hilton to the Venetian market and look forward to opening next year.”
The most populated area of Venice, Mestre has in recent decades been the subject of a strong development drive aimed at growing the area’s profile. Many artists and painters have established new studios in Mestre, while public areas such as Poerio Street have undergone major renovations and plans are already underway to make Marghera Port Venice’s primary tourist port. As well as these efforts, Mestre has become a key area for business, logistics and industry in Venice and Ambasciatori Venice Mestre, Tapestry Collection by Hilton will also serve that business travel demand with 100 square meters of meetings and events space spread across three meeting rooms.
The Tapestry Collection by Hilton portfolio is continuing to expand in Europe and now includes more than 70 hotels trading or under development around the world. The brand’s first Italian hotel is expected to open this year with the arrival of Cosmopolita Hotel Rome, Tapestry Collection by Hilton. Known for their vibrant and unique styles, each Tapestry Collection by Hilton hotel encourages guests to immerse themselves in the local area, creating authentic connections with destinations while offering an upscale and comfortable hotel experience.
Ambasciatori Venice Mestre, Tapestry Collection by Hilton will be located at Corso del Popolo, 221, 30172 Venezia VE, Italy, 10 kilometres from Venice International Airport. Hilton currently has 28 open hotels in Italy under the brands Waldorf Astoria, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton by Hilton.