Grand Hotel des Bains
The Grand Hotel des Bains is a hotel on the Lido of Venice, northern Italy. Built in 1900 to attract wealthy tourists, it is remembered amongst other things for Thomas Mann's stay there in 1911, which inspired his novella Death in Venice. Luchino Visconti's film of the novel was shot there in 1971.
Diaghilev died at the hotel in 1929.
The Hotel des Bains was also used by movie stars during the Venice Biennale.
In 2010, the hotel was closed to be converted into a luxury apartment complex, the Des Bains residences, which was scheduled to open in late 2011. But in November 2012, the hotel is still under renovation.
- Elaine Denby: Grand Hotels: Reality and Illusion ISBN 1-86189-121-0
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