The Langham Venice will create an homage to Venetian culture and a new haven of luxury hospitality.

The Langham Hospitality Group has officially broken ground on The Langham Venice, a project that will transform the historic former Casino Mocenigo building and Murano glass factory into a luxurious resort in Venice, set to open in 2026.

The resort will blend modern luxury with authentic Venetian heritage, and will be located directly on the Venetian laguna on the island of Murano, which is renowned for its centuries-old tradition of glassmaking.

The 133-room hotel, which will include 30 suites, is being designed by award-winning Italian architects Matteo Thun & Partners. They will restore the 16th-century casino's original frescoes and redevelop the 20th-century industrial glass factory buildings into a resort complex that pays homage to Venice's historic reputation as la Serenissima (the most sublime).

Brett Butcher, the Chief Executive Officer of Langham Hospitality Group, said that The Langham Venice is an integral part of the company's global strategic expansion. The ground-breaking ceremony marks the transition from concept to creation, reinforcing the Group's commitment to bringing the iconic Langham signatures to one of Europe's most important cultural hubs.

Elisa Vago, Partner in charge of the project at Matteo Thun & Partner, said that they were excited by the unique opportunity to return the historical buildings to their past glory and provide an extraordinary destination for visitors seeking an authentic Venetian experience. The team has worked closely with Langham Hospitality Group and the Venetian Heritage authorities to ensure that The Langham Venice is an authentic reflection of Venetian culture and lifestyle. They cannot wait to see their vision materialize as the project starts on site.

The Langham Venice's Renaissance buildings facing the Venetian laguna will be fully restored, creating a sense of arrival from the water. Guests will be transported to the past as they take in the 16th-century Casino Mocenigo's original frescoes dedicated to Music, Poetry, and Love.

The resort will also retain and restore the original facades of the old glass furnace buildings, celebrating Murano's glassmaking heritage throughout its 133 guest rooms and suites. Two historic venues will be available for high society events and meetings.

Additionally, guests can indulge in The Langham's signature traditions, including exquisite afternoon tea and a private cooking school. The restored buildings will wrap around a central private courtyard with a rarely available 20-meter pool, which is artistically designed for swimming and leisure during the day and transformed at night into a sculptural water body for evening cocktails.

The Langham Venice will create an homage to Venetian culture and a new haven of luxury hospitality.