A three-year plan to relaunch the hotel, under new administration and with a restructured management team: everything is ready for its opening on 12 April
A gem of belle époque Venetian decor, the Hotel Excelsior Venice Lido Resort
is all set to reopen its famous doors, while announcing an array of new developments.
In December 2016 the London & Regional Properties Group (L+R), an international hotel investment specialist with a portfolio of around 12,000 hotel rooms, took over the running of the hotel, implementing a re-financing plan in partnership with Coima SGR, a leading independent manager of real estate investment funds on behalf of Italian and international corporate investors. The main goal of the operation was to give a new lease of life to an icon of Venetian hospitality, through a three-year relaunch plan which provides for the total renovation of the hotel by 2020, while respecting its tradition and historic vocation.
The first step in this plan will be seen from 12 April, the official date on which the hotel is to re-open following major renovation work on its majestic Venetian-Byzantine style façade and its historic cupola, which has been restored to its former glory following a fire in 2014. What's more, guests at the Lido will be greeted by new, sophisticated and modern surface finishes; and the beachfront restaurant La Taverna will kick off the bathing season in June 2018 with an all-new design and menu, with dishes that reflect the best of traditional Italian cuisine.
The subsequent phases of the masterplan will be implemented in the next two years, and are to include a restyling of the luxurious bedrooms and public areas, as well as a new food and beverage strategy.
The Hotel Excelsior Venice Lido Resort
will be steered in this new direction by a renewed management team, with figures recruited from prestigious luxury firms. The General Manager Alessio Lazazzera landed at the Venice Lido in June 2017, having previously run the general management of hotels in the St. Regis and Luxury Collection brand, with twelve years spent overseeing the re-launch of the Hotel Quisisana in Capri. In February 2018 he was joined by Daniele Trombacco in the role of Director of Sales & Marketing. Trombacco started his career in the hospitality sector in 2001, and held various positions in the Hilton Hotels & Resorts chain until 2008. He went on to become Director of Sales & Marketing at several Italian hotels including the Rome Cavalieri, Waldorf Astoria Resort in Rome, the Relais & Châteaux Eden Roc in Punta Cana and the Verdura Resort, part of Rocco Forte Hotels.
Thanks to their solid experience in managing seaside luxury resorts, Alessio Lazazzera and Daniele Trombacco will help to enhance the new positioning of the Hotel Excelsior Venice Lido Resort
as a luxury beach destination at the heart of one of northern Italy's most glamorous locations.