Ernest Hemingway considered this place his home in Venice; legendary collector Peggy Guggenheim was a frequent visitor. The list of notable names who once put head to bed here here runs long, a fact honoured in the raft of suites named after these larger-than-life characters. All 82 of the magnificently restored rooms here evoke the intimacy of a noble private residence, capturing the essence of the palace’s heritage and bringing it to the fore with modern Venetian elegance. Don’t miss the new Riva Lounge, on the iconic Gritti Terrace. A homage to the eponymous yacht-builder’s Aquarama Lounge at the Monaco Yacht Club, the materials and arrangement reflect a look and feel reminiscent of the boats themselves.