Two historic hotels in Venice, the Hotel Bauer and the Hotel Danieli, will undergo refurbishment and reopen in 2025 under new management.

The Hotel Bauer, located along the Grand Canal in the city’s popular San Marco area, will close in November for major renovations and reopen in 2025 as the Rosewood Hotel Bauer, managed by Rosewood Hotels & Resorts. The renovation, led by prominent local architect Alberto Torsello and interior designer BAR Studio, will see the building’s late 19th-century framework restored and integrated into the new design. The revamped property, which is owned by SIGNA Prime Selection, will feature 110 rooms, of which more than half will be suites, a wellness center, two restaurants, two bars, a rooftop garden and an outdoor pool. It will also include a 32,200-sq.-ft. retail space that opens onto Campo San Moise. After the work, the property hopes to achieve Green Pass, Casa Klima and LEED Gold certification.

On the opposite side of San Marco Square, the historic Hotel Danieli will undergo renovation and subsequent rebranding to Hotel Danieli, Venezia, A Four Seasons Hotel in 2025. Four Seasons has entered into an agreement with owner Gruppo Statuto to take over the management of the hotel when the construction finishes in 2025. The property will continue to be run by Marriott until January 2023.

Unlike the Hotel Bauer, some services and amenities at the Danieli will remain open during the renovation. The hotel has four restaurants and bars as well as seven spaces for weddings, galas and other events. The property, which takes its name from onetime owner Giuseppe Dal Niel’s nickname “Danieli,” is comprised of three palaces from the 14th, 19th and 20th centuries connected by two bridges. Designer Pierre-Yves Rochon is overseeing the project.

For more information on Hotel Bauer, visit rosewoodhotels.com/en/hotel-bauer-venice.

For more information on Hotel Danieli, visit fourseasons.com.