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San Clemente Palace Kempinski Recognized as The Top Hotel in Venice by Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2020

By Eva-Maria Panzer, Senior Director Corporate Public Relations for Kempinski Hotels
26 October 2020
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Condé Nast Traveler today announced the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards with San Clemente Palace Kempinski recognized as the Top Hotel in Venice. More than 715,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers submitted an incredible number of responses rating their travel experiences across the globe. The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry. The full ranking list of the hotels in Venice – Italy can be found here.

“We are truly honored to gain the trust and loyalty of Conde Nast Traveler’s discerning readers for our excellent property,” said Selim Uyar, President of San Clemente Palace. “We are always striving for excellence and this acknowledgement truly reflects our commitment to our guests – providing enriching, unique and memorable experiences in a serene, spacious and beautiful setting.”

The most desired address in Venice, San Clemente Palace Kempinski inhabits its own private island just ten minutes from Piazza San Marco by the hotel’s complimentary boat. A member of Leading Hotels of the World, the historical palace offers the best of both worlds – a city experience with unrivalled space. With 15 acres of lush gardens, terraces and courtyards and the privacy of an exclusive urban island retreat, San Clemente Palace features 196 rooms, including some of the most spacious suites in Venice, with sweeping views of either the sumptuous gardens or the Venice lagoon towards St Mark’s Square. The San Clemente Church was built in 1131 and is one of the most exquisite examples of Romanesque architecture in the world, whilst the hotel’s three dining venues serve delicious Italian and Venetian cuisine. The Europe’s Best Hotel Spa award-winner spa offers treatments using oils created by the luxury fragrance house and those looking to stay active can make use of the fully equipped gym, tennis court, 1.500 metres jogging path, yoga classes, heated outdoor swimming pool and pitch & putt course.

About San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice: San Clemente Palace Kempinski has been the proud recipient of an array of prestigious awards in the past four years including World’s Leading Palace Hotel of 2018 at the World Travel Awards, Europe’s Leading Luxury Wedding Resort 2019 at the World Travel Awards (guests can marry in the San Clemente Church), Europe’s Best Hotel Spa 2019 and Italy’s Best Hotels Spa 2019 at the World Spa Awards. San Clemente Palace Kempinski was also awarded a Recommended Ranking for FORBES Travel Guide’s 2020 Star Awards, featured within Conde Nast Traveller’s Readers’ Choice Awards in 2020, 2018 and 2017 and won Excellence Awards in the Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards 2020 for Best Hotel Spa In Europe, Best Italian Cuisine in Europe, Best MICE Hotel In Global Level, Best Culinary Experience in Italy and Best Romantic Atmosphere on a Global level.

About Kempinski: Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now comprises a portfolio of 79 five-star hotels and residences in 34 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts, and prestigious residences. Each one imbues the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands.
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