The St. Regis Venice Launches “Terrazza 365º Azzarret” Art Installation

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A tireless advocate for modernity, The St. Regis Venice has made a name for itself as a hub of contemporary art that celebrates the hotel’s gorgeous heritage while embracing innovation in all its forms.

In its latest creative partnership, the hotel invites guests to reflect on the concept of time and space with a new activation at its Arts Bar. The hotel has partnered with Spanish artists Eugenio Recuenco and Juan Carlos Moya to bring their acclaimed “365º” project to life in a series of site-specific works that reflect their personal vision of the world and society.

Conceived in 2011, 365º is an ambitious artistic endeavour that took eight years to complete. It consists of 365 photographs, one for each day of the year, each visual subtly analysing reality and holding a mirror up to society with irony, false perception and visual power. The 365º images incorporate numerous visual references from the worlds of art, cinema, religion, politics and history, creating a multi-layered work that challenges viewers in their process of interpretation.

For the new Arts Bar activation called “TERRAZZA 365º AZZARRET,” the duo opted for an accessible, creative and playful artistic language to bring their art closer to the guests. In “Twelve Months, Twelve Cushions,” twelve of the original 365º photographs have been transformed into decorative cushions that will change monthly at the Arts Bar of the hotel.

Meanwhile, in the audio-visual piece “Wellcome 365º,” Eugenio Recuenco created an airport-style digital display that welcomes guests by capturing their attention with a diary-like visual message transitioning through all the images from the 365º project.

A special piece from the 365º project titled, “5th August” will be displayed on the Regina Terrace, an exclusive, canal-side venue for celebrations. Inspired by love, 5th August highlights Venice’s world-renowned legacy as the city of love.

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Additionally, guests can enjoy a special photography-themed cocktail called, “Willful Dart.” Recuenco’s photographs are often surreal and suggestive and create a dreamlike and fascinating world. The link between the author and his origins inspires the hotel to create a refreshing cocktail that is a creative twist on the traditional Spanish Horchata and served in a custom-made cocktail glass created by internationally acclaimed Venetian glass workshop Berengo Studio.

The hotel will also introduce a selection of limited-edition postcards showcasing the photographs from TERRAZZA 365º AZZARRET installation throughout the year, further immersing them in the experience.

Patrizia Hofer, General Manager of The St. Regis Venice, added, “We hope that the installation will spark curiosity and conversation among guests and inspire them to see the world in a different way.”

The installation launches on February 1, 2024, and will remain through the year.  For more information, please visit stregisvenice.com.

About The St. Regis Venice

The ultimate sophisticate and arbiter, The St. Regis Venice combines historic legacy with modern luxury in a privileged location beside the Grand Canal surrounded by views of Venice’s most iconic landmarks. Through a meticulous restoration of the unique collection of five Venetian palaces, the hotel’s design celebrates the modern spirit of Venice, boasting 130 guestrooms and 39 suites, many with furnished private terraces with incomparable views of the city. Uncompromising glamour extends naturally to the hotel’s restaurants and bars, which offers a range of exquisite dining and beverage options for Venetians and visitors alike including the private Italianate Garden (a refined space for local tastemakers and guests to mingle), Gio’s (the hotel’s signature restaurant), and The Arts Bar, where cocktails have been specially created to celebrate masterpieces of art. For celebratory gatherings and more formal functions, the hotel offers a choice of areas that can be easily transformed and personalised to host guests, supported by an extensive menu of inspirational cuisine. Crafted occasions are held in the Library, with its urbane atmosphere, in the well-appointed Lounge, or in its adjacent Astor Boardroom. The Canaletto Room embodies the contemporary spirit of a Venetian palazzo and impressive ballroom, presenting an ideal backdrop for significant celebrations. For more information, please visit stregisvenice.com.

About St. Regis Hotels & Resorts  

Combining classic sophistication with a modern sensibility, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, Inc., is committed to delivering exceptional experiences at more than 45 luxury hotels and resorts in the best addresses around the world. Since the opening of the first St. Regis hotel in New York City over a century ago by John Jacob Astor IV, the brand has remained committed to an uncompromising level of bespoke and anticipatory service for all of its guests, delivered flawlessly by signature St. Regis Butler Service.

For more information and new openings, visit stregis.com or follow TwitterInstagram and Facebook.St. Regis is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.marriott.com

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