GRAND HOTEL DES BAINS RESIDENZEVenice Lido, ItalyThe Hotel des Bains is currently undergoing complete renovation, which will turn it into an exclusive apartment complex comprising 58 luxurious units to be split up and sold to private purchasers. Future owners will enjoy the five-star deluxe services provided by the hotel operator which will manage 20 exclusive suites of the same level, together with the splendid stately rooms and public facilities. In addition to the historic main building, the grounds are also home to four more villas. All the apartments and villas for sale will have top-quality details and standard fittings will include Arclinea kitchens, designed especially for the Grand Hotel des Bains Residenze.HISTORY The Grand Hotel des Bains, built on the shore of the Venice Lido in 1900, marked the start of significant redevelopment of the Venetian island, accelerating expansion of high quality tourism and construction that was to turn the Venice Lido into a new leisure resort on the European and international panorama. The shores of Venice Lido became a refuge and place of inspiration for big names on the old and new continents, such as Goethe, Byron, George Sand, De Musset, Mann. The inauguration of the 1st International Film Festival in 1932 saw further evolution of the Lido and the start of its role as a venue for one of the most important international gatherings. Liz Taylor, Robert de Niro, Woody Allen over time chose to stay at the Grand Hotel des Bains. It was also a favourite with film directors. In October 1970, Luchino Visconti filmed ‘Death in Venice’ here, followed by Anthony Minghella in 1996, who selected it as the location for ‘The English Patient’, the film that went on to win nine Oscars.