The Byblos Art Hotel in Verona blends Renaissance with modern icons

The Byblos Art Hotel in Verona blends Renaissance with modern icons

Christophe Prosper Rammant
Christophe Prosper Rammant

Christophe is one of our founders and creative director. His passions are interiors, cooking, and traveling the globe for new inspiration.

Byblos Art Hotel Verona isn’t like any other hotel that you will visit while satisfying your wanderlust. As soon as you step in, you will understand why. The spectacular 16th-century Renaissance villa, together with the premium service, provides an artistic experience. 

Located near Verona, the Valpolicella region is famous for wine production. The luscious vineyards stretch all over the area, accompanied by an abundance of olive trees. Byblos Art Hotel Verona lies in the heart of this phenomenal region, offering a unique experience for art lovers. Are you ready to discover the unique combination of luxurious experience, hospitality, and contemporary design? We share our experience, so make sure you go through this post in detail!

The history of Byblos Art Hotel Verona

Dino Facchini is an art connoisseur with refined preferences, owner of Byblos Art Hotel Verona. It all started when he recognized the potential in an abandoned Venetian villa. He had a clear vision to update the villa into a luxurious 5-star hotel that allows visitors to enjoy his astonishing artwork collection.  Facchini’s idea to create a permanent exhibition for his perfectly curated collection became a reality in 2005. He managed to revive the Venetian villa thanks to his love for art and design. The team of designers restored the building and brought back its glorious appearance. 

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The contribution of Alessandro Mendini

Alessandro Mendini was a Milan-based architect, artist, and designer responsible for the restoration and interior design. His signature style is an exquisite mix of neo-modern and contemporary designs, and we can notice that his authentic vibes predominate throughout the space. Dino worked closely with Mendini to restore the original Venetian architecture and the fascinating paintwork. 

The exuberant Italian designer implemented neo-baroque details with a contemporary twist. He implemented ornate antique designs for the dressers and headboards, revived with vivid neon colors. Michele Sanmicheli is the mastermind that designed the ornate facade. This Venetian architect was the most influential in his era, focusing on Renaissance architecture. The restoration process brought back the facade’s original look.

Byblos Art Hotel Verona, The Byblos Art Hotel in Verona blends Renaissance with modern icons

Byblos Art Hotel Verona, The Byblos Art Hotel in Verona blends Renaissance with modern icons

The interior

The extravagant ballroom features an artistic combination of contemporary elements. As soon as you step in, the Venetian glass chandelier wishes you a warm welcome. Designed by Barovier & Tosi, it is a monumental masterpiece that suits the spacious ballroom. It refracts the light while reflecting the abundance of color in the space. In addition, we love how the glass chandelier contrasts the coffered wood ceiling. 

The futuristic furnishings bring freshness while expressing Mendini’s authentic style. We love the mix-and-match approach for the waiting area design. The baroque sofas come in bright colors to match the vibrancy of the futuristic pieces. The ballroom hosts one of the remarkable pieces from Maurizio Savini’s collection. This artist and designer are well known for constructing massive sculptures from bubblegum. He prefers chewing gum as a material because of the intense color and the affordability. 

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Unique suites

The guest suites feature ornate ceilings and fascinating murals. The 5-star hotel offers a luxurious stay, with a total of 60 different rooms, and each one is a story on its own. The guest rooms are part of the museum, decorated with high-end contemporary artwork. The presidential suite features Byblos furniture and elegant marble bathrooms.

Byblos Art Hotel Verona, The Byblos Art Hotel in Verona blends Renaissance with modern icons

The artistic suites borrow the color schemes from Byblos’s fashion collections. Combined with details inspired by Venetian art, they created contemporary versions of 16th -18th-century iconography. The luxurious rooms feature high-end fabrics in bold colors, showcasing Mendini’s style.

Byblos Art Hotel Verona, The Byblos Art Hotel in Verona blends Renaissance with modern icons

Famous names

With over 150 marvelous artwork pieces, this unique hotel makes the ideal fusion between hospitality and exhibit. The exclusively curated collection contains works from famous names prominent in modern and contemporary art. Some of them are Philippe Starck,Ron Arad, Ettore Sottsass, Marcel Wanders, Eero Aarnio, and Eero Saarinen. 

As you go through the corridors to find your room, the colorfulness of We Transfer will amaze you. The vibrant collage of colors by Mariangela Levita adorns the space with contemporary vibes. Her work is primarily visual, without adhering to a strict narrative. 

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The stylish interiors of Byblos Art Hotel Verona connect the past and the future. In addition, it interprets the uniqueness of the fashion brand. The Italian luxury label is famous for its exquisite prints, an abundance of colors, and patchwork. We can notice that the designers interpreted the authentic style that corresponds to the brand image. 

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While the interiors of Byblos Art Hotel Verona will impress you, don’t forget to admire the outdoor space. The garden features a romantic setting enhanced with charming Verona marble fountains. The entrance features stunning glass sculptures by Jean-Michael Othoniel, a contemporary artist from Paris. He is famous for experimenting with materials such as wax, sulfur, and glass. 

Byblos Art Hotel Verona, The Byblos Art Hotel in Verona blends Renaissance with modern icons