- Sustainable Architecture
- At Aman Venice, sustainability is also served in the dining room.
Our readers are familiar with Amanresorts because we've showcased a few of them in the past as great examples of hotels that are super attentive to all-round environmental, material and social sustainability.
The 16th-century Palazzo Papodopoli on the Grand Canal, Venice is home to one of the few examples of this hotel chain's “city” hotels, the Aman Venice. A really unusual venture for Aman whose resorts are mainly known for their minimal, although elegant aesthetics and they've come up with just the right response to this palazzo with so much historical, architectural and artistic worth.
in 2014, the architect, Jean Michel Gathy from Denniston Architects, who has worked with Aman for years, turned this Neo-Renaissance and Rococo style building with original frescoes by Tiepolo into a hotel that respects both the city of Venice and the hotel chain's philosophy.
Staying within this sustainable perspective is the launch of “Arva”, the new hotel restaurant that pays tribute to Italy's rich culinary heritage, establishing itself with cuisine based on seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. Located alongside the splendid ballroom on the first floor, Arva has been delivering a new dining concept since 1 October, and it will soon be a feature at a number of other Aman resorts and hotels over the coming months, championing Italy's cuisine and integrating this experience with each destination.
During the 57th Art Biennale, until 5 November, the Aman Venice is also hosting seven monumental sculptures by the contemporary Japanese artist, Kan Yasuda in the exhibition “Between Sky and Water”. His artworks reflect the organic elements of the natural world, and the artist carefully selected each position for his exhibition in the hotel's fine gardens and sumptuous interiors.
Project: Jean Michel Gathy, Denniston Architects for Amanresorts
Location: Venice, Italy
Images: courtesy of Aman Venice
Opening Arva Restaurant October 1, 2017
Find out more: https://www.aman.com/resorts/aman-venice