Hotel Trieste (VR)

by Lavinia Colonna Preti
Hotel Trieste (VR) — Veneto Secrets

In Verona, a highly suggestive lifestyle hotel, the realm of the collector Andrea Quiriconi who has chosen to decorate it exclusively with original "museum" design pieces, such as from the MoMA and the Met, or winners of international awards.

Born in the 18th century as an inn with lodgings thanks to its proximity to the then horse station located on the gates of the city, the Hotel Trieste, which has maintained its original name – in the 1800s it was in fact customary to give hotels the name of cities – it was purchased after the world war by the Quiriconi family.

At the beginning of 2000, the revolution: Andrea Quiriconi takes over the management, the third generation, a great art lover and “defender of beauty”, as he likes to define himself, who begins a long period of renovations that leads him to completely rethink the interiors.

Hotel Trieste (VR) — Veneto Secrets
Hotel Trieste (VR) — Veneto Secrets

I thought of a hotel that is always evolving, where the guest can feel at home, but also experience new emotions all day long, from breakfast to an aperitif.

(Andrea Quiriconi, owner)

When Andrea begins to attend auctions and flea markets in search of unique objects, the soul of the collector takes over and decides to furnish his hotel exclusively with works created by famous artists and designers that are housed in the major international museums dedicated to design, from MoMA in NY to the ADI Design Museum – Compasso d’Oro in Milan, from the Design Museum in London to the Museum für Gestaltung in Zurich.

Slowly his “collection” takes shape and today the common areas and the 19 rooms, including 5 suites, are all decorated with original pieces from the 1950s onwards that change and evolve continuously over time.

Hotel Trieste (VR) — Veneto Secrets

Already the hotel lobby is one that cannot be forgotten. The lounge areas located in the foyer, facing each other with strong complementary colors, were, in fact, created in collaboration with Moroso who for the spaces chose some of his most iconic pieces such as the original Misfits blue sofa or the Do-Lo-Rez both by Ron Arad, the Shadowy armchair by Tord Boontje and furnishing accessories such as the Capitello pouf by Rajiv Saini and the Nanook coffee table by Philippe Bestenheider. All surrounded by the fantastic creatures of the Veronese artist Giovanni Motta and shelves populated by the protagonists of the most famous advertisements.

The rooms are a masterpiece of modern art (the Up suite is just amazing) where a refined collection of vintage advertising posters stands out on the walls, such as those of Armando Testa‘s Punt e Mes amaro or that of Dior with Corto Maltese for Eau Savage, and furnishings that have made the history of design such as the Eames chairs for Vitra, the carpets by Verner Panton, the Olivetti Spazio tables, the Stilnovo and Oscar Torlasco lamps and the vintage telephones in colored bakelite. Whilst, on the other side, brand-new minimal comfort applies to the bathrooms and related services.

Hotel Trieste (VR) — Veneto Secrets

Breakfast, freshly prepared every morning, from homemade cakes to pancakes, from fruit to eggs, is served in the lounge on the ground floor, which is also very original with a collection of designer lamps hanging from the ceiling and colored porcelain. While on the walls we find part of an important collection of contemporary paintings, another passion of Andrea, with works, among others, by Getulio Alviani, Pier Dorazio, Paolo Minoli, Alfredo Troisi and Luigi Veronesi.

Every aspect of the structure, as well as the decor, is studied in the smallest detail, from the soundtrack of the Hotel, composed by Lidia, wife of Andrea, a DJ setter by passion, to the courtesy of the reception, open H24 which always manages to satisfy every request of guests, whether they are in town for business or leisure.

Hotel Trieste (VR) — Veneto Secrets
Hotel Trieste (VR) — Veneto Secrets

The convenient location in Corso di Porta Nuova, near the Fiera di Verona and a few minutes from Piazza Brà, the underground parking available for guests, the rooftop cocktail bar, perfect on request also for meetings and company presentations, the different lounges just perfect for some quite smart working, and the many other services offered, make it, in fact, one of the favorite hotels for both business travelers and those looking for a romantic weekend.

And in addition to an ever-changing decor, there are so many new arrivals for the Hotel Trieste. Just follow the structure’s social networks to stay updated on all the initiatives and events organized.

The Secret

At the Hotel Trieste it often happens that the aperitif turns into a DJ set thanks to Andrea and Lidia’s passion for music and a professional console that is always ready for use.

Useful Info

Hotel Trieste
Corso Porta Nuova 57
37122 Verona
Tel. +39 045 596022

Rooms: from 160 euro with breakfast included.

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