Turkey’s Permak Group has acquired an area covering 62,000 square meters on San Clemente Island in Venice, as well as a five-star luxury hotel, the San Clemente Palace Resort.
San Clemente Island
San Clemente Island on the map of The Venetian Lagoon (Lagoon of Venice)
A private island, in the heart of the Lagoon, where you can savor the light summer breeze, or admire a colorful Venice. An exclusive 5-star Luxury Hotel, with a unique location in Venice; the ideal destination for week-ends and holidays for partners and families, to celebrate weddings and private occasions, or to organize meetings and international events.
Founded in 1131 with the purpose of encouraging “the recovery of the soul and spirit,” the crescent-shaped San Clemente Island served as a starting point for religious pilgrims and soldiers setting sail for the Holy Land.
The original monastery where San Clemente PalaceHotel & Resort now exists was home to a succession of religious orders and rebuilt by the Camaldolesi monks in 1645 with the financial assistance of Venetian nobility. A new pavilion was added in the 20th century, and over the centuries the island has maintained its atmosphere as an inviting and peaceful oasis overlooking the city of Venice to the Giudecca, with the Lido in the foreground.
Permak Group, which is active in the construction, machinery, tourism, technology, chemistry and retail sectors, bought San Clemente Palace Resort, which has 205 rooms divided into four different themes, the company announced in a press release yesterday.
View from island
According Hurriyetdailynews.com, the project, worth around 25 million euros, will restore the hotel in accordance with its originality and build new facilities such as restaurants, sports facilities, a swimming pool and a spa. Around 600 people are expected to be employed in the hotel.
Near the pool
“We are happy to have acquired this historical island in Venice by making an important investment. We plan to open in in 2014 after completing its restoration as soon as possible. The hotel, which will be one of the Europe’s most luxurious hotels, is planned to be operated by an international hotel chain,” Permak Group Deputy Chairman Emir Uyar said.
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