Work begins on delayed Langham in Venice

Pictured: The Langham, Venice.
Langham Hospitality Group has broken ground on the site of its second hotel in Europe, this time in Italy, following its London flagship.

The Langham, Venice will now take shape in Rio dei Vetrai on the Venetian island of Murano, famed for its glass manufacturers. 

Schedule slippage

When the project was initially signed in 2020, it had a prospective opening slated for 2023. However, the schedule has slipped so that construction is only now beginning, and completion has been pushed back to 2026.

The project, by architects Matteo Thun & Partners, involves the restoration of the 16th Century Casino Mocenigo and of its original frescoes by students of Paolo Veronese; and the redevelopment of the 20th Century industrial glass factory buildings.

Heritage landmark

The Langham, Venice will blend modern luxury with authentic Venetian heritage in an intelligent renewal project that will become a new heritage landmark. New facades have been designed and incorporated, introducing a contemporary touch while celebrating Murano’s glassmakers.

The Renaissance buildings set directly on the Venetian laguna will be fully restored to become the main entrance to The Langham, Venice resort, for guests arriving by water to begin their authentic Venice experience.

Rare courtyard

The 133-room hotel, including 30 suites, will include a restaurant with alfresco and indoor seating together with a rooftop bar.

A central private courtyard, rarely available in Venice, will form the heart of the resort and will feature both indoor and outdoor spaces. It will create an immersive private garden, complete with a 20 m pool and bar amenities. Events and meetings can be held here, or at another onsite space with laguna vistas.

Guests will be able to experience The Langham’s signature traditions at the hotel, including afternoon tea, honouring a tradition which originated at The Langham, London in 1865. The resort will also include a private cooking school.

Concept to creation

Brett Butcher, CEO of Langham Hospitality Group said: “The Langham, Venice is an integral part of Langham Hospitality Group’s global strategic expansion. The groundbreaking transitions from concept to creation, reinforcing our commitment to bring to life the iconic Langham signatures in one of Europe’s most important cultural hubs.”

Elisa Vago, partner in charge of the project, Matteo Thun & Partner, commented: “When we were asked by Langham Hospitality Group to submit our vision for a luxury resort in Murano, we were enthused by the unique opportunity to return historical buildings to their past glory and provide an extraordinary destination for the cultured, the curious and fun-loving visitors seeking to experience the authentic Venice.

“We have worked closely with Langham Hospitality Group and the Venetian Heritage authorities to ensure that The Langham, Venice is an authentic reflection of the distinctiveness of Venetian culture and lifestyle. As the project starts on site, we cannot wait to see this vision materialise.”

Langham globally

Internationally, The Langham will be continuing to increase its brand presence in the coming years. In Q2 2025, The Langham Tokyo will deliver 280 keys to the Japanese capital.

In 2026, the brand will follow up with the 187-room The Langham, Seattle on the US west coast, while the 150-key The Langham Diriyah Gate will complete in Q1 2027 as part of Saudi Arabia’s Diriyah Gate Development.