Overall - A fantastic property with a good location, solid hard product, elite recognition but very expensive F&B. Highly recommend if looking for a luxurious stay & worth considering if its between Gritti & Danielli.
Booking - 85,000points or EUR450/night in low season in Feb (start of carnivale). For my dates, cash prices were similar to the Danielli and the Gritti was about 40% more. St regis definitely is the newest and most modern in decor.
Location - Sits right on the grand canal and faces a grand dome building across the canal (forget the name). A nice feature of being on the grand canal is that your private or even shared water taxi can drop you/pick you at the hotel’s doorstep. I had a good experience with the shared water taxi which cost significantly less and did not have to wait long. It’s also just a 5min walk to San Marco with all the luxury brands on the main street near the hotel. However you do have to walk 2mins through small alleyways to get to the main street but never felt unsafe even at night.
Check In / Elite Recognition - Check in was smooth, thanked for being a titanium and offered a drink. However my room was not ready and was offered a tour of the hotel and then offered another drink by one of the butlers. Opted for just a coffee which was brought with some good biscuits. Very soon after my drink had arrived, I was escorted to my room. I had been upgraded to a Venetian suite (more of a junior suite with a separate living area).
Room - The room was very well furnished and the bed was very comfortable. The toilet had a lot of white marble with a tub, rain shower and amenities constantly replenished. Really nice room and would have been happy to stay in if the weather was bad. No view but there are other suites with a balcony. Was also surprised with a chocolate cake and a bottle of Prosecco as I was celebrating a birthday! This hotel also has a high suite/room ratio so I would imagine upgrades may be easier to come by then the Danielli or the Gritti.
F&B - They have two bars on site (Arts bar is meant to be top 100 in Italy). But did have have the opportunity to try either. Only experience was breakfast (welcome amenity) which includes only the buffet continental breakfast. Ala carte (hot dishes) were additional cost. The spread was small, decent quality but not particularly impressive- definitely not worth what they are charging (at least 40euro). Their room service was menu was limited but did try their beef burger which was good. However, there is a 25euro delivery fee!!
Service - Was good all round and can’t recall a bad experience except maybe for house keeping removing the left over cake slightly too! There is also the daily sabrage which is a nice touch.