Venice, one of the most charming and fascinating cities in the world, visited by tourists from all over the globe, has also turned, in recent years, into a favoured destination for meetings and congresses. In this context, Hilton Molino Stucky Venice has become one of the most qualified hotels in the MICE sector. Its wide range of meeting facilities now places it as the number-one location for meetings in the Veneto region.
On the banks of the Giudecca Island, a thriving artistic district of Venice, stands this modern Venetian masterpiece. The Molino Stucky, once a flourishing flourmill, is internationally recognised as an iconic example of Italian industrial architecture. Beautifully restored, it now houses a hotel unlike any other.
The hotel is a short, five-minute boat ride from St Mark’s square, providing peaceful respite from the intensity of the city, and is exceptionally well served by easy access to the airport and rail station. With 379 rooms including 88 executives, 44 wonderful suites and a unique presidential suite, the hotel manages to balance intimacy with scale. The hotel also presents an exceptional food and beverage offering and the Kelly Spa, a 600sq m wellness centre, the largest one in Venice.
For art lovers, the hotel can set up a private cocktail reception in the terrace facing the Grand Canal of the Guggenheim Museum
Being one of the Queen of the Adriatic Sea’s most imposing and curious hotels, the property owns the biggest and best-equipped congress centre in the city, at a size of 2,600sq m. For big events, the Venetian ballroom can host up to 1,000 delegates and can also be divided into five smaller rooms, all of which are soundproofed and have an independent entrance.
The 700sq m foyer, located next to the ballroom, is ideal for exhibitions, product launches, coffee breaks, cocktails and aperitifs for a maximum of 750 delegates. The hotel also presents 14 meeting rooms, a business centre and an executive boardroom, all equipped with state-of-the-art technologies, to Hilton’s high standards.
Thanks to these exceptional facilities, the Molino Stucky is able to host successful corporate events throughout the year for some of the world’s biggest brands. These have included car and boat launches, congresses, product launches, sales and trade events, and award gala dinners.
For companies with specific requirements or those wanting to experience the uniqueness of Venice, the hotel proposes a series of one-of-a-kind initiatives. Thanks to a special agreement with the Patriarch of Venice, it’s possible to arrange a private evening visit to St Mark’s Basilica, one of the most exclusive experiences in Venice. The wonderful mosaics will be illuminated and guests will have the Basilica at their exclusive disposal. The atmosphere and sense of spirituality are unforgettable.
For art-lovers, the hotel can set up a private cocktail reception in the terrace facing the Grand Canal of the Guggenheim Museum, which hosts the Peggy Guggenheim Collection – a very important selection of modern art masterpieces.
The Hilton Molino Stucky has become a landmark within Venice as well as a gourmet reference-point for all food-lovers
Guests can also enjoy walking tours of Venice. The Giacomo Casanova path is an original tour of the secret places where Giacomo Casanova, the famous Venetian libertine, was born, where he used to meet his lovers and, finally, where he was imprisoned. With a dedicated guide, guests discover the piquant anecdotes, the novels about his women, as well as historical details of The Enlightenment and the gambling, gallantries, pleasure and entertainment that surrounded him. Alternatively, the Secret Venice guided tour covers the most charming quarters of the city, far from the crowded square. It shows fascinating highlights of the town, including the Church of San Giovanni and Paolo, the largest church in Venice. This grand Gothic church became a popular burial place for the doges of Venice and it now contains 25 ducal tombs.
Guests can also see the Church of Miracoli, a beautiful example of Renaissance artwork, before passing by Marco Polo’s houses up to the Rialto Bridge arched high over the Grand Canal. Re-built several times over the years, today’s bridge was constructed by Antonio da Ponte in 1591. It is in the centre of the city’s old trading area and old industries such as wine, coal and iron are reflected in the nearby street names. Shops are strung along this famous bridge, selling jewellery, linens and Murano glass.
True Venetian food
The Hilton Molino Stucky has become a landmark within Venice as well as a gourmet reference-point for all food-lovers. The gastronomic offerings here are traditionally Italian and always refined, across the hotel’s rich selection of restaurants and bars. The Aromi – which is undergoing major renovation works in 2014 to become a unique yachting-style venue – welcomes its clientele into a warm and cosy atmosphere, offering excellent Mediterranean cuisine. In 2013, the hotel also launched the newly refurbished Bacaromi, a contemporary bacaro (a classic Venetian wine tavern) where tasty cicchetti pay homage to the Venetian tradition. Experience its vintage atmosphere while enjoying the panoramic view over the Giudecca canal.
Yet another restaurant, Il Molino, is located in two of the thirteen buildings of the ancient mill. It’s perfect for big events and can host up to 218 guests in a unique environment. Next to the lobby, for quick and easy lunches, is the Rialto Bar & Lounge, while the Campiello Lounge serves cups of tea and cocktails. The jewel in the crown of the hotel is the Skyline Rooftop Bar. Located on the eighth floor, it is the perfect place for glamorous parties with a breathtaking view of Venice’s baroque skyline. This location also will be totally renovated in the first months of 2014, a sign of the ongoing spirit of improvement, one of the main strengths of the legendary Hilton Worldwide hospitality.