Italy: Global hotel company Langham Hospitality Group has begun work on The Langham, Venice, which is due to open in 2026.
The hotel is set directly on the Venetian laguna on the island of Murano, where the Casino Mocenigo and the Murano glass factory used to stand. The sites will be transformed into a 133-room hotel with an exclusive courtyard garden and a 20-metre pool by Italian architects Matteo Thun & Partners.
The original facades of the old glass furnace buildings will be retained and restored during the redevelopment. Design features in the rooms and suites will be inspired by Murano’s glassmaking heritage.
A restaurant with alfresco and indoor seating along with a rooftop bar are included in the plans. Experiences such as afternoon tea and a private cooking school are also set to be offered.
Brett Butcher, CEO of Langham Hospitality Group, said: “The Langham, Venice is an integral part of Langham Hospitality Group’s global strategic expansion. The ground-breaking transitions from concept to creation reinforcing our commitment to bring to life the iconic Langham signatures in one of Europe’s most important cultural hubs.”
Elisa Vago, partner in charge of the project at Matteo Thun & Partners, said: “When we were asked by Langham Hospitality Group to submit our vision for a luxury resort in Murano, we were enthused by the unique opportunity to return historical buildings to their past glory and provide an extraordinary destination for the cultured, the curious and fun-loving visitors seeking to experience the authentic Venice.
“We have worked closely with Langham Hospitality Group and the Venetian Heritage authorities to ensure that The Langham, Venice is an authentic reflection of the distinctiveness of Venetian culture and lifestyle. As the project starts on site, we cannot wait to see this vision materialise.”
As the wholly owned subsidiary of Great Eagle Holdings, Langham Hospitality Group manages a global portfolio of hotels under The Langham Hotels and Resorts, Cordis Hotels and Ying’nFlo brands.
More than 30 projects are currently either confirmed or in a developed stage of negotiation across Asia, Europe, North America and the Middle East.