Generator Venice

Giudecca / Italy / 2013

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Located on the island of Giudecca in an old grain warehouse just across the water from St Mark’s Square, the new 36-room property is an ideal base for exploring the beautiful historic city. This ‘jewel box’ hostel, encompasses 26,000 sq feet and 240 beds and incorporates a cornucopia of locally sourced antiques within the bar and lounge. Using a Fiat van to explore the local countryside and its markets, Mekhayech and his team were able to source unique pieces such as an apothecary shelving unit and pantry table from the largest antique fair, the "Fiera de Palma", as well as other pieces hand-picked in Piazzolo sul Brenta near Verona. The history of the Venice property adds a distinctive character to every stay. Upstairs, the original features of the building have been brought out to show the mystery and splendour of the city. Under supervision from the Fine Arts Committee, the handsome original timber beams, grand twin staircases, roof truss and the original stone columns have all been restored which add to the magical feeling of the space. Offering guests a mix of private rooms, penthouses and dorms, the pièce de résistance is the private attic room which boasts fantastic views of the city.
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    Located on the island of Giudecca in an old grain warehouse just across the water from St Mark’s Square, the new 36-room property is an ideal base for exploring the beautiful historic city. This ‘jewel box’ hostel, encompasses 26,000 sq feet and 240 beds and incorporates a cornucopia of locally sourced antiques within the bar and lounge. Using a Fiat van to explore the local countryside and its markets, Mekhayech and his team were able to source unique pieces such as an apothecary shelving...

    Project details
    • Year 2013
    • Work finished in 2013
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Hotel/Resorts / Recovery of industrial buildings / Building Recovery and Renewal
    • Websitehttp://generatorhostels.com
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