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The St. Regis Venice appoints Giuseppe Ricci as Executive Chef

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Steeped in elegant dining tradition, chef will lead culinary programming & bring delicious new twists to iconic hotel’s seasonal dishes.

Steeped in elegant dining tradition, chef will lead culinary programming & bring delicious new twists to iconic hotel’s seasonal dishes.

The St. Regis Venice, the recently renovated property on the Grand Canal, is pleased to announce the appointment of Giuseppe Ricci as Executive Chef. In his new role, Chef Giuseppe will oversee and lead all the culinary experiences of the property including Gio’s restaurant, Arts Bar, The St Regis Bar, private dining, banquets, and events.

“Chef Giuseppe is a highly respected culinary leader who has innovatively merged Italian classics and the authentic flavours of Venice into our cuisine.” said Patrizia Hofer, General Manager of The St. Regis Venice. “His is Hpassion and knowledge of the highest quality of local and fresh products will elevate the culinary journey at the best address in Venice.”

Ricci was born and raised in Puglia the southern region of Italy, where he began his notable career in 2004. After a move to London in 2008, he was employed by Alain Ducasse at the iconic The Dorchester. When Ricci returned to Italy, he worked with Hiraki Masakazu at the Hotel Bauer Palazzo and later at the historic Hotel Danieli, both in Venice.

In addition to his efforts to blend new and traditional choices, Chef Ricci will be overseeing the revamping of the dining experiences throughout the hotel and introduce a rotation of stunning seasonal delicacies.

The atmosphere of glamour of the five-star hotel spills over to the restaurants and bars, where locals and travellers mingle over expertly mixed cocktails and exquisitely rendered food. At Gio’s Restaurant and Terrace guests will find an unexpected haven in the midst of Venice’s contemporary art scene, while the atmospheric Arts Bar boasts a collection of drinks that celebrate the oeuvre of artists who were inspired by the city’s ethereal beauty to produce some of their best work.

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About The St. Regis Venice

The ultimate sophisticate and arbiter, The St. Regis Venice combines historic legacy with modern luxury in a privileged location beside the Grand Canal surrounded by views of Venice’s most iconic landmarks. Through a meticulous restoration of the unique collection of five Venetian palaces, the hotel’s design celebrates the modern spirit of Venice, boasting 130 guestrooms and 39 suites, many with furnished private terraces with incomparable views of the city. Uncompromising glamour extends naturally to the hotel’s restaurants and bars, which offers a range of exquisite dining and beverage options for Venetians and visitors alike including the private Italianate Garden (a refined space for local tastemakers and guests to mingle), Gio’s (the hotel’s signature restaurant), and The Arts Bar, where cocktails have been specially created to celebrate masterpieces of art. For celebratory gatherings and more formal functions, the hotel offers a choice of areas that can be easily transformed and personalised to host guests, supported by an extensive menu of inspirational cuisine. Crafted occasions are held in the Library, with its urbane atmosphere, in the well-appointed Lounge, or in its adjacent Astor Boardroom. The Canaletto Room embodies the contemporary spirit of a Venetian palazzo and impressive ballroom, presenting an ideal backdrop for significant celebrations. For more information, please visit

About St. Regis Hotels & Resorts  

Combining classic sophistication with a modern sensibility, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, Inc., is committed to delivering exceptional experiences at more than 45 luxury hotels and resorts in the best addresses around the world. Since the opening of the first St. Regis hotel in New York City over a century ago by John Jacob Astor IV, the brand has remained committed to an uncompromising level of bespoke and anticipatory service for all of its guests, delivered flawlessly by signature St. Regis Butler Service.

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