Linking five 17th and 18th-century buildings, The Westin Europa and Regina is an opulent architectural landmark set on the Grand Canal in Venice's designer shopping district, 250 metres from St Mark's Square. The nearest airport is Venice Marco Polo, 13 kilometres from the Piazzale Roma, Venice's only entry point by car.
Grey, white, and red marble is throughout the hotel, from the beamed-ceiling reception area to a large salon with moulded-stucco ceiling, giant Murano-glass chandelier, gilded chairs, and damask couches. In warm weather an interior garden courtyard serves as a quiet sanctuary. High-speed Internet access (surcharge) is available via the computer in the lobby, while the complimentary fitness centre contains cardio machines, a weight machine, and free weights.
The Europa and Regina has 2 terraces where guests can savor the atmosphere of Venice and Italian cuisine. One terrace fronts the hotel's fine-dining restaurant; the other fronts the hotel bar. The terraces offer panoramic views of the Grand Canal, St Mark's Basin to which the canal connects, and Santa Maria della Salute church on the canal's opposite side.
From mid-morning to late night during summer, The Westin Europa and Regina provides access to golf, tennis, water sports and a private beach on Venice Lido, a slender, 11.5 kilometre-long island which lies a 15 minute ride east of historic Venice's centre.
The Westin Europa and Regina offers 185 air-conditioned guestrooms in five linked buildings of five to six storeys each. All feature Venetian-influenced decor with amenities including safes, minibars, flat-panel TVs, and high-speed Internet connections (surcharge). Marble bathrooms include dual showerheads, hair dryers, toiletries, slippers, and bathrobes.