Brighton-born photographer Glen Lutchford is known for his gritty, cinematic style. One of the first to collaborate with Kate Moss, Lutchford rapidly gained a following and shot campaigns for the likes of Calvin Klein, Yves Saint Laurent, Levi’s and Prada. When Lutchford first came to Venice in 1993, he felt an instant connection to his home of Brighton, UK. Something about Venice’s eccentric nature, with run down buildings, close access to the beach and counter culture feel inspired him. Glen and his associate Doug Bruce began to toy with the idea of opening a hotel of their own, and soon the dream became a reality. After 3 years of convincing the owner to sell what was then 15 Rose Travelers House, the shabby bones of the Rose Hotel were theirs. Lutchford and Bruce were determined and had a vision; to them, the space was a diamond in the rough, and after months of renovations the Rose Hotel was born.
Boasting contemporary design with a nautical mid-century modern feel, the Rose is fitted with stone fireplaces, private decks, suites with full kitchens and even an on-site masseuse. Locally sourced pastries and coffee are served daily and the hotel is just 200 feet away from the Venice boardwalk, situated on Rose Avenue near Abbot Kinney.
“We never set out to create the perfect hotel; our walls are thin, and the building is wonky… But it’s not like any other hotel. And we like it just like it is.” owners Glen Luchford & Doug Bruce are quoted on their homepage. The charm of this hotel is infectious, in fact, we loved the vibe so much we shot our CV Lingerie Guide there. A chic, refined home away from home, the Rose Hotel is your perfect resting place for your next Venice getaway.