The new voco® Venice Mestre – The Quid is a comfortable space with a relaxed atmosphere and new food & beverage offering; playful and lively whilst also suited to MICE and corporate guests, characteristics that are reminiscent of the voco® Milan-Fiere. The project concept developed by interior design firm THDP skilfully blends materials to create the perfect mix of natural elements and forms in a dialogue between the interior and exterior. The result is a welcoming space where everyone feels comfortable from the moment, they enter the hotel.
The lobby with game area becomes a fluid space connected to the restaurant where guests can freely interact, not a transit corridor but a social space where they can relax, enjoy a drink and a game of pool together. The hotels 8 floors encompass 128 Standard and Premium rooms, some with inclusive private fitness equipment. The functional design of the rooms makes them ideal for business travellers: large spaces; comfortable beds and soft linens; complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi; 24/7 room service and spacious showers. Guests can also make use of the 24-hour hotel gym to stay active on their travels. The impressive new Food & Beverage outlets are the jewels of the refurbishment: a fully refurbished restaurant offering high-quality dishes prepared with fresh local ingredients; and the lobby bar ‘Ludico drinks, food & play’ interconnected with the gaming area and dedicated to amusement and socialising with friends or colleagues.
The Congress Centre includes five meeting spaces, with seating capacities ranging from 10 to 170. The soundproofed rooms enjoy plenty of natural light and are designed to be modular, with endless configuration possibilities to meet the needs of any event. There is also an enhanced breakout space and a section of the bar can be used during intensive meetings.
Voco® Mestre is located in the green and leafy area of Borgo Pezzana, a short 15-minute drive along the main connecting road from Venice Marco Polo Airport. There are also several train stations close by, making voco® Mestre an easily accessible destination for national and international travellers.
For individuals & MICE Guests, the hotel will be the ‘place to be’; a comfortable and charming place for short and medium stays.
The design narrative derives from the most common perception of Mestre, which is tied to arrival by air. Mestre is known to be a connective location, bridging the prestigious Venetian seaside with the rich countryside of Veneto. An iconic and social location thus becomes the inspiration for the voco® experience.
The guest experience begins with a grounding arrival in the reception and bar areas and flows into the cosy and calming guestrooms. The reception and bar design are a continuation of the surrounding green gardens and lands with an outdoors indoors concept, while the guestrooms encapsulate an aerial view of the laguna illuminated by the sunsets of Venice, embodying a vision of the unique landscape from the air in the colour palette, a nautical blend of blues.
The colour scheme to communal areas draws inspiration from the Venetian laguna’s foliage and earthy elements. The rich tones of the greenery are carefully married with lighter upholstery colours, and tan leathers to ground the design.
The welcome garden creates a real sense of arrival and makes sense of an empty space which was otherwise passed through without a second glance. The deep blue lacquered wall panelling behind the reception desk is embellished with brass signage and statement gold lighting arching overhead. As the first area the guest encounters, it is designed to be surprising but utterly natural – engaging and a treat to the eye from the street.
The lobby becomes a fluid space where guests can freely interact for as long as they desire. A slick pool table and stylish retro games complete the lobby bar scene.
The fresh addition of a games area creates a smooth transition to the lobby bar at the centre. It both faces the internal courtyard and is visible to new guests arriving at reception. The bar design boasts a decorative gantry adorned with contemporary Venetian glass objects, and a rear wall cladded with beautiful glossy green tiles and backlit bottle display shelves – transforming it into the heart of the hotel and an enticing space even from the street outside.
The main dining restaurant extends outside into the lounge garden and the design is a true representation of indoor and outdoor area fusion. The restaurant finishes are implicative of an outdoor space: with large scale terrazzo flooring; wood fence screens; large blue tiling and an abundance of plants.
The Sustainable Approach
The hotel is green in many ways: the use of ecological materials in the interior design, and the prioritisation of sustainability by the operator HNH Hospitality.
The IHG Green Engage program works to cut waste, water and energy consumption and reduce plastic to a minimum, replacing single-use plastic vessels with glass or paper alternatives. LED lighting is implemented throughout the hotel and monthly utilities checks are carried out to minimise waste. To reduce packaging waste courtesy sets have been replaced with bulk dispensers in both the guestrooms and the public areas. Pillows and duvets are made from recycled PET bottles, and guests have the choice of ecological daily room cleaning. The hotel can be easily reached by public transport and offers electric car charging stations and rental bikes to use in the city.