Charming House DD724 Receives Top Boutique Hotel Award in Italy, Third Best Design Hotel Worldwide

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Boutique Hotel Awards recognizes Charming House for its luxury, modern elegance and excellent facilities as the 2011 Best Design Hotel in Italy.

For tourists who travel in style, Charming House ( is the top place to stay in Italy.

The boutique, luxury hotel, located in Venice’s posh Dorsoduro district, took first place in Italy and third place worldwide as Boutique Hotel Awards’ 2011 Best Design Hotel.

“We are delighted and honored to be recognized as a top design hotel in Venice, placed among the best hotels in the world,” said Chiara Bocchini, Owner Charming House DD724. “We work hard to create a luxury experience for our guests that transports them back in time with the elegance of Italian culture and modern amenities.
The invitation-only competition selected Charming House DD724 as a finalist in September and announced the stylish location’s top prize on October 25.

The award presentation took place December 2 at the annual Boutique Hotel Awards ceremony held at St. James’s Hotel in London, England. The two other Best Design category finalists are Hotel Stureplan (Stockholm, Sweden) and The Giri Residence (Ibiza, Spain).

About Charming House DD724
Charming House, a collection of three hotels in Venice, Italy, was designated a Design HotelTM since it was restyled in 2003. As the first boutique, luxury hotel in Venice, Chiara Bocchini refurbished the property with architect Mauro Mazzolini to create a unique location that embodies the fresh, young outlook of the city with established, old-world quality (

The DD724 hotel offers the seclusion of a private home, conveniently located in Dorsoduro, within walking distance of all major museums and attractions. The site boasts contemporary rooms and art collections throughout the property.

About Boutique Hotel AwardsTM
Boutique Hotel Awards recognizes hidden-gem hotels around the world that retain their individuality through their small size and keen sense of style and culture. They provide these establishments with the acclaim and reward they deserve, championing hotels that possess a unique character, while providing world-class services and facilities.

Boutique Hotel Award winners deliver unsurpassed excellence, intuitive service, an intimate environment and priceless experience. (


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