A winning formula that brings together sport, lifestyle and luxury in an extraordinary event that will see the participation of twelve Maxi Yachts that have written unforgettable pages in the history of sailing combined with as many famous exponents of Venetian haute hôtellerie. The teams, led by internationally renowned skippers, will compete along the race course for the coveted Doge's hat, created specifically for the Venice Hospitality Challenge 2019 by the historic Murano glassworks, Massimiliano Schiavon Art Team.
The hotels participating in this sixth edition are: The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hôtel, Venice; Hilton Molino Stucky Venice; Hotel Danieli, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice; Belmond Hotel Cipriani; SINA Centurion Palace; Palazzina; The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice; Ca’ Sagredo Hotel; Hotel Excelsior Venice Lido Resort; The St. Regis Venice; JW Marriott Venice & Resort Spa ai quali si aggiungono quest’anno Bauer Palazzo, San Clemente Palace Kempinski, Hotel Londra Palace and the Alajmo family, anexcellence of Italian cuisine.
The regatta is scheduled to start at 1:30 pm of October 19th. The base of the fleet will be Marina Santelena, while the basin of San Marco, a focal point of the route, will allow spectators to enjoy this spectacular challenge along the banks, in the setting of the world’s most beautiful city. Prize-giving will take place at approximately 4:30 pm at the Zattere at the VYP Venice Yacht Pier in direct contact with the people of the city with the Doge’s hat and Pommery Champagne being awarded to the winners.
Venice Hospitality Challenge promotes One Ocean Foundation
“There is no PLANet B”
With this edition of the Venice Hospitality Challenge, Yacht Club Venezia, promoter of the regatta, will be promoting for the second time the One Ocean Foundation, an international project set up by Yacht Club Costa Smeralda to protect the seas and raise awareness of the urgent problems affecting the marine ecosystem. The first step was signing of the Charta Smeralda, by YCV. Charta Smeralda is a code of ethics to share principles and actions to protect the seas. Skipper, Mauro Pelaschier, at the helm of the 36-meter maxi yacht Viriella, will be the ambassador in Venice of the One Ocean Foundation and the Charta Smeralda, that everyone is invited to sign online - www.1ocean.org - and in turn, disseminate. The Venetian hotels competing in the regatta, who for some time now have been engaged in substantially reducing the use of plastic with the future aim of a more suitable and sustainable use of it, are particularly sensitive to the urgent need to protect the sea on a larger scale and intend to offer their own contribution by informing their guests and committing to implementing the best practices in managing the hôtellerie business.
The Venice Hospitality Challenge 2019 enjoys the High Patronage of the City of Venice and avails itself of the support of prestigious sponsors such as enerali Italia, Champagne Moët & Chandon e BMW Italia. The event’s Sustainability Partner is One Ocean Foundation whereas the Media Partners are Barche, Excellence Magazine Luxury, Wonder World, Wonder Cortina e Venezia Made in Veneto with the active cooperation of Alilaguna, CMV Panfido, Venezia Unica e VYP Venice Yacht Pier.