Grand Hotel des Bains

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Grand Hotel des Bains

The Grand Hotel des Bains is a former luxury 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.

The hotel was also used as Shepheard's Hotel in Cairo in the 1996 film The English Patient.

Sergei 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 Residenze des Bains.[1] As of May 2018 the hotel is still awaiting renovation. A large fence surrounds it, with a guard employed inside.


Coordinates: 45°24′48″N 12°22′29″E / 45.41333°N 12.37472°E / 45.41333; 12.37472

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