October 2017 · The 50 luxurious hotels that grace our annual feature incorporate all that is new and grand. Among some of the most dramatic settings in the world, these magnificent hospitality beacons reimagine the elegant and exotic–seamlessly blending gracious hospitality and local cultures, aesthetics and ecotourism. In the ever-evolving luxury travel landscape, these properties reinvent existing sweetheart destinations and facilitate the opening-up of new locations including UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Another year, another list, you say. We disagree. Luxuriously living in the moment is an ever-changing art form. Welcome to this year’s best in show–the newest exceptional properties in luxury travel." />

Palazzo Venart (Italy)

Party like it’s the sixteenth century

The enchantment begins in her outdoor gardens. Stroll through this exquisitely restored hotel and let Renaissance frescoes and marble fireplaces take your breath away. You may enjoy staying in the Christine de Pizan Suite, named after the famous Venetian female author. Exceptional details feature parquet flooring, museum-piece furnishings, and hidden areas where you can relax and read or take a bath. Throw in a twotime winning Michelin-starred chef and you may never leave. Forget the wine; you’ll be intoxicated by the views alone at Chef Enrico Bartolini’s latest restaurant Glam, ready to host forty of your closest friends on the Grand Canal, the ultimate al fresco dining. Palazzo Venart Luxury Hotel, Venice, Italy

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