Excellence through rebirth and tradition.
LOVE: A DRIVING FORCE
Once he arrives in the romantic heart of Venice, the young Austrian Julius Grünwald falls in love with the daughter of Mr. Bauer, respected Director at the Hotel de la Ville, asking for her hand in marriage. The deep bond of love soon gives birth to a business partnership, crowned by the opening of the prestigious BAUER-Grunwald Hotel.
STARTING THE EVOLUTION
After the purchase of the entire property, the resourceful Mr. Bennati, successful Ligurian shipbuilder with a keen nose for real estate and a passion for the hospitality industry, breathes new life into the BAUER Hotel. The restoration of the original Gothic-byzantine façade, the structural expansion on Campo San Moisè and, above all, the opening of the 7th floor terrace “Settimo Cielo” (Seventh Heaven), still the highest in the city, make the BAUER the most exclusive and modern hotel in Venice.
Women play an important role in Venice, particularly in art and commerce. The brilliant character of Francesca Bortolotto Possati, granddaughter of Arnaldo Bennati and now Chairwoman and CEO of the BAUER Hotel, confirms it. Genetically driven by dynamism and enhancement, she starts a massive renovation of the building, from engineering and systems to decor and furnishings, a first step towards a brand new stylish identity.
ONE SOUL: THE BAUERs
The need to push BAUER’s development to the top by splitting its reality into two personalities while relying on the strong awareness of its tradition. BAUER Hotel, with a urban, contemporary, dynamic and smart character. BAUER Palazzo, sophisticated and mysterious, the perfect scenery to live the Venetian experience.
THE GARDEN OF SENSES
After 100 years of silence, an ancient convent designed by the Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio is brought back to life thanks to Francesca Bortolotto Possati investment. This precious worship is now consecreted to the modern cult of wellness in a brand new botanical concept, thanks to a luxurious SPA surrounded by an oasis of lush green gardens where to find harmony and peace.
BAUER has become an emblem of excellence through its history. Today its guests, as members of a prestigious family, can enjoy exclusive privileges able to make them live the authentic Venetian lifestyle, taking a unique living experience away with them.