Hilton Molino Stucky Venice’s New Film Festival-Themed Cocktail and Spa Menus
August 2022…// Hilton Molino Stucky Venice is set to delight film fanatics with a trio of theatrical treats this film festival season. From movie-themed dishes and cocktails to sumptuous spa treatments and star-studded suites, the offerings are exclusively available in early September during the dates of this year’s festival (29th August – 11th September) when Venice is at its most glamourous.
Throughout September and beyond, the City of Canals remains abuzz with festival fever and picture-perfect sunshine and light. The concierge team at Hilton Molino Stucky Venice can organise a variety of cinematic activities year-round, from visiting famous and secret filming locations including The Italian Job, The Talented Mr. Ripley and James Bond Casino Royale. Visits to Venice Lido, where the red-carpet Venice Film Festival takes place, can also be arranged so guests can walk in the footsteps of their favourite film stars whilst enjoying the island’s architecture and long beaches.
The Movie-Star Spa Menu
Hilton Molino Stucky Venice’s world-class team at the eforea Spa will be on hand to get guests red carpet ready during festival season with a selection of pampering new treatments. The menu includes:
Red Carpet Glow Face & Body Treatment – €90 (50 min)
An illuminating facial treatment and rejuvenating massage, this package was designed to achieve that sought after film star glow, ensuring guests are looking their best once the cameras start to roll. Thanks to a combination of lavender eye patches and circulation-boosting massage, the face is left luminous and perfectly primed to maintain flawless make up all night long. A luxurious Macadamia oil is then applied through a relaxing full body massage, providing an all-over glow.
Flawless Glam Facial – €55 (25 min)
This anti-ageing facial treatment harnesses the power of oxygen, red coral and alga padina pavonica (commonly known as the peacock’s tail) to provide a smoother, firmer and brighter complexion with wrinkles visibly reduced. Consisting of a double cleanse followed by ultrasonic peeling to eliminate impurities and even-out the skin texture and a face massage, collagen mask and pavonica pad for a firming and invigorating effect, this fabulous facial prepares guests for a starring role in under 30 minutes!
The ‘As Seen on Screen’ Cocktail Menu
Once guests have been preened and pampered from top-to-toe, they can don their finery and settle in for a show as Hilton Molino Stucky Venice’s team of award-winning mixologists prepares their aperitivo of choice. Guests and locals alike will be able to enjoy these tempting tipples at the Skyline Bar, located on the rooftop terrace of the hotel where they can take in the sweeping views of Venice. The limited edition ‘As Seen on Screen’ Aperitivo menu includes:
The Great Giovanni – €20
Move over, Gatsby, there’s a new (old) sport in town! The most famous of all drinks in the Rickey category and Great Gatsby author F. Scott Fitzgerald’s personal favourite, this twist on the Gin Rickey combines gin, lime and mandarin soda to kickstart the party, whether on West Egg or South Venice. This tipple is inspired by Hilton Molino Stucky Venice’s own protagonist Giovanni Stucky, who begins his evenings and social events by drinking the famous Gin Rickey but revisited in a completely personal way. The Great Giovanni is served using the hotel’s own Gin Stucky, which is comprised of four botanicals from the local lagoon – a truly Venetian experience from the first to last sip!
Giudecca as Manhattan – €18
Make like Marilyn Monroe in I Wanna be Loved by You with a glass full of old-Hollywood glamour! Hilton Molino Stucky Venice’s take on the classic Manhattan swaps the city that never sleeps for the city of canals and is a blend of Bourbon whiskey, select, orange bitters and peel that will make guests feel like a screen siren.
Red Sky Cosmo – €18
Made to be drunk exclusively at the most glamorous spot in the city… Hilton Molino Stucky Venice’s Skyline Bar! A delectable blend of mandarin vodka, Cointreau, grapefruit and lemon juice, syrup and fresh basil, this dolce vita spin on the legendary Cosmo is the perfect aperitivo accompaniment to Venice’s greatest show of all – sunset over the city. And best of all? Guests of Hilton Molino Stucky Venice get prime seats.
A Scorcese Supper at Bacaromi Restaurant
In homage to the late, great Ray Liotta, star of the 1990 Scorcese hit Goodfellas, Executive Chef Luca Nania has created a very special ‘Red Carpet’ recipe for guests of the Bacaromi restaurant. A blend of Gragnano spaghetti with sweet red pepper cream, Cantabrian anchovy crumble, Adriatic mussels, sweet garlic and gold, the dish is a nod to the scene in which Paul “Paulie” Cicero serves up a prison feast – finely chopping his garlic with a razor blade! Bacaromi, which unveils a new menu this Summer, serves up traditional Venetian flavours revisited and reimagined within an informal and welcoming setting.
A-list dining options continue at Aromi, the hotel’s fine-dining restaurant. Providing a culinary journey that starts from the lagoon and travels throughout the Mediterranean, Aromi serves up a range of gourmet dishes created by Chef Luca and accompanied by fine wines selected by Maître Giovanni.
After a busy day at the festival, VIPs will need to catch up on that all-important beauty sleep and Hilton Molino Stucky Venice has guests covered, with a variety of accommodation options fit for Hollywood royalty.
Ideal for superstars in search of the ultimate privacy and seclusion, the Presidential Suite at Hilton Molino Stucky Venice is the highest in the city. It was designed by Biagio Forino during the suite’s refurbishment in 2020 and sprawls over 3,229 square feet across two floors with two bedrooms complete with Frette linens, four bathrooms, a dining area, a jacuzzi, gym, and full kitchenette. The suite features one-of-a-kind Murano glass decorations and specially curated art by local artist Marco Rotelli. There is a private elevator to the ground floor of the hotel to ensure utmost privacy (perfect for avoiding paparazzi!), while private access to the top of the tower, the second highest point in the city with panoramic views of Venice and the lagoon provides the cherry on top.
From 6,500 euro per night
Offering picture-perfect panoramic views of the canal and city beyond, the Tower Molino Suites are located in the property’s original mill tower. The tower is part of the historic mill, which functioned as one of Europe’s largest flour mills during the late 19th century. Featuring executive lounge access, separate living area and a modern and stylish aesthetic, the suites provide travellers with a truly unique experience.
From 1,200 euro per night
The Molino Executive and Junior Suites are the ideal pick for festival goers after a taste of the fabulous without blowing the budget. With executive lounge access, a separate living area, marble bathroom and Murano glass details, they feature a timeless design that tells the story of Venetian heritage combined with modern details.
From 500 euro per night
Formerly a flour mill factory on the peaceful island of Giudecca, Hilton Molino Stucky Venice is a modern Venetian masterpiece steeped in history. The historically listed building has been exquisitely restored with a series of recent refurbishments including sophisticated deluxe rooms and new spacious elegant suites – some offering guests enviable views of picture-perfect Venice. After arriving by water taxi, guests will be spoiled for choice with 379 rooms and suites, one of the largest spas in Venice, an unrivalled conference centre and a collection of bars and restaurants.
Nightly rates at Hilton Molino Stucky Venice begin at 200 Euro per night based on double occupancy with breakfast included. Molino Suites start from 500 Euro per night.