Modern and contemporary are two concepts that fit Venice like a glove as this is a city which has undergone endless changes down the centuries. And it is in Venice, next to the Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute, and between the Punta della Dogana and the Peggy Guggenheim Museum, looking directly onto the Grand Canal, St. Mark's Square and the Giudecca that we find the Centurion Palace.
Overlooking St. Mark's Basin at the mouth of the Grand Canal, Centurion Palace is housed in the former convent of Palazzo Genovese. Rooms and suites have a contrasting modern influence and there is a private garden, butler service and a gourmet restaurant. Expect peace and tranquillity in this relatively quiet area of Dorsoduro, virtually next door to the famous landmark, Santa Maria della Salute. Each room and suite is individually decorated in contemporary style, many of which have dreamy, mystical city views. This provides a great base for exploring the city. Walk to the lively Campo Santa Margherita with its numerous cafes and afterwards visit the Peggy Guggenheim Museum. Return for early evening cocktails in the garden or at the corner bar by the canal before dining in the hotel restaurant on haute Mediterranean and creative cuisine. Centurion Palace is a Small Luxury Hotels of the World property.
The name Centurion refers to the ancient Roman coin depicting Antinous, who was famous for his friendship with the Emperor Hadrian, which was discovered when the building was being restored. The Centurion Palace, which is on the area of the Monastery of San Gregorio, has kept its splendid Venetian-Gothic facade, but just step inside and you find yourself in a magical ambience which blends luxury with the latest fashion trends.