Heureka = found! Hotel Heureka, the Boutique Hotel that was missing in Venice
Venice Fashion Week is an opportunity to discover hidden places and buildings of the city. During the 9th edition of the Venice Fashion Week, on Saturday 19th October 2019 at 8.00 pm, the Boutique Hotel Heureka will open its doors for you to admire the Viennese designer Michel Mayer’s creations, during his fashion show. An opportunity to also discover the hotel’s hidden treasures.
The Heureka Hotel, the ancient 16th century building in the heart of Cannaregio, was a real find for the owners, after a long search for the ideal place.
The ten themed rooms and the private garden make it a charming hotel where tradition and art blend.
The Hotel Heureka is in one of the most authentic areas of the city, away from the tourist crowds, in an oasis of peace on the tranquil canal of the Madonna of the Garden. Near the Hotel there is the oldest Jewish Ghetto in the world, where it is possible to visit laboratories of refined local artisans, the Church and the Great School of Santa Maria della Misericordia, the splendid Church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli and the famous Church of the Madonna dell’Orto with Tintoretto‘s masterpieces.
The building that houses the Hotel Heureka dates to the 16th century. Thanks to the recent and careful restoration work promoted by the owners and by the Interior Designer Angela Silarna Valach, the architectural splendour of its past has been brought back to life, while maintaining its peculiarity of being a secret place, thanks to its discretion and its almost invisible exterior.
The main façade, built at the turn of the Renaissance and Baroque periods, stands out for its compactness and regularity of Venetian architecture. Internally the building is organized around the “portego” through which you can reach the atrium and then continue into the garden.
The main staircase leads you to the upper floors, where the rooms are located, passing through the halls decorated with attention to the smallest details; the atmosphere of the life of the Venetian nobility has been evoked.
The ten rooms, each one different from the other, have a precise identity thanks to a restauration completed after a long research to carefully preserve the history and tradition of Venice with selected furnishings and fabrics.
The rooms share the essential four-poster beds, the Christian Lacroix signed upholstery and the double Rubelli silk brocade curtains on the windows. Each room, however, remains unique, a magical refuge, thanks to the choices of colours, fabrics and decorations including the magnificent paintings by Julian Khol, made exclusively for the hotel, interpreting the spirit of each room.
Shapes, styles, eras and arts are composed like tesserae of a mosaic, to give life to a harmonious work in which all the elements sustain and reinforce each other
The Hotel Heureka is a magical treasure chest that constantly surprises its visitor. The crown jewel of the building is its internal garden: an ideal place to relax under the branches during the day, while in the evening, it becomes an enchanting place to spend time under the stars.
The photos are courtesy of the Heureka Hotel.