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SINA Centurion Palace is preparing to take part in the74th Venice Film Festival

/ 27 August 2017

SINA Centurion Palace, this luxurious 5-star hotel in the SINA Hotels Group, is preparing to take part in the  74th Venice Film Festival (30 August - 9 September) and has again been confirmed for 2017 as one of the most glamorous places in the Lagoon and one of the favourite locations for international stars and production companies.


Its exclusive terrace on the Grand Canal, where national and international jet-set personalities congregate thanks to its private jetty, the nineteenth century architecture of Palazzo Genovese that features an elegant design and sophisticated luxury, together with its creative and refined cuisine of Atinoo’s Lounge and Restaurant, its strategic location in Dorsoduro just a few minutes from the Red Carpet on Venice’s Lido, make the SINA Centurian Palace one of the best loved VIP venues and one of the most sought-after locations for events, private parties, gala and award ceremony dinners throughout the duration of the Film Festival.


Making the SINA Centurion one of the most important and glamorous attractions during the Venice Film Festival are the Cinema Gift Room, housed in one of the largest suites in the Hotel with a breathtaking view of the Grand Canal, and the Red Carpet Room. From 30 August to 9 September the luxurious salon of the Hotel’s Presidential Suite will be the location where celebrities, actors and VIPs can take a break and receive the gifts offered by the precious hosting brands. Stars can relax with a drink and choose clothing, jewellery, and accessories for gala, red carpet and other events. To complement the luxurious five-star pampering, there will also be make-up and hair-styling services dedicated to them. In Venice, only the SINA Centurion Palace offers this exclusive service, thus becoming one of the places most loved by the stars.



On Tuesday 5 September the SINA Centurion Palace will host, with the presence of Michael Caine and other surprise award winners, the “Premio Mimmo Rotella” (the Mimmo Rotella Award), which, in recent years has been awarded to actors of the calibre of James Franco and Al Pacino, and which has returned to the SINA Centurion Palace for the cuisine of Executive Chef Massimo Livan.


The SINA Centurion Palace has also become an exclusive venue for inaugurations, exhibitions, events, and private parties, hosting Italian and international actors such as Luca Zingaretti, Luisa Ranieri, Paola Cortellesi, Matt Dillon, Vareria Golino, Riccardo Scamarcio, Claudia Gerini, Filippo Timi, Raoul Bova, Carolina Crescentini, Cristina Capotondi, Luca Argentero, Matthew Avery Modine, Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber, Daniel Jacob Radcliffe, the British actor known for playing Harry Potter in the films of the same name, Colin Firth and his wife Livia Giuggioli, and many others.


This year the big news is the “Diners Club Lounge” for experiencing cinema in exclusivity and luxury. The Club Lounge will be hosted from 30 August to 9 September at the SINA Centurian Palace on the Grand Canal, and will be making a shore-to-shore shuttle available for moving between Venice and the Lido, and will be offering restaurant service provided by the Executive Chef Massimo Livan. Antinoo’s Lounge & Restaurant will be reserving several tables at the restaurant for “Diner’s Club Italy”, with a special menu dedicated to the occasion. The SINA Centurian Palace will also host an exhibition dedicated to the history of “Diner’s Club” credit cards that will also feature the new line of vintage cards designed by John Casada (the designer who created the Apple logo). In addition, the international press will find the best technology available at the SINA Centurion Palace, with Apple products offered by the med store allowing the press to stay connected to the Venice Film Festival.


There is also great anticipation for the Kinéo Awards dinner. Kinéo is a non-profit Cultural Association that focuses on promoting art and culture by organising projects that involve private entities, Associations, and Institutions. Organised by Tiziana Rocca, the awards ceremony will be hosted on Saturday 2 September at Antinoo’s Lounge and Restaurant with the participation of Oscar Award winning actresses Susan Sarandon and Claudia Cardinale.


On Friday 1 September, the SINA Centurion Palace will host the “Diva and Donna Party”, the charity event organised by the celebrated weekly magazine from Cairo Editore (Cairo Publishers) that awards personages from the world of entertainment, actors, and sports champions who have distinguished themselves for their humanitarian and professionalism in the world of TV and Films.


The events hosted by the SINA Centurion Palace for the 74th Venice Film Festival are listed here below:

- 31August: event for the film “Il Contagio” by Matteo Botrugno and Daniele Coluccini with Vinicio Marchioni and Vincenzo Salemme;

- 1 September: charity evening “Diva and Donna Party” with the awards ceremony for actresses and Olympic Champions,  with the DJ set presented by Stash from the  famous boyband: The Kolors;

- 2 September: Kinéo Awards Dinner which this year celebrates its 15th anniversary. With the participation of Oscar winners Susan Sarandon and Claudia Cardinale.

- 3 September: luncheon with Film Institutions on the occasion of the Regata Storica (historic boat races) on the Grand Canal;

- 4 September: “Arab Fashion Awards” cocktail awards party organized by the Arab Fashion Council;
- 4 September: dinner for Frederick Wiseman, director of the film Ex – Libris;

- 5 September: “Mimmo Rotella” Awards with the participation of Michael Caine;

- 7 September: event by Creations with live performance;

- 8 September: Soundtrack Stars Award Dinner, a Venice Film Festival Secondary Award that chooses the best soundtrack among the films officially entered in the Festival, as well as assigning the Critics Award to artists of international renown, such as Ennio Morricone, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Alexandre Desplat, Nicola Piovani and Gabriele Muccino. The participation of the singer/songwriter Paola Turci is expected.

- every day during the Festival, Diners Club Lounge and Diners Club gourmet cinema luncheons  from 12:00pm to 3:00pm, by invitation only.  

- every day during the Festival, Cinema Gift Room and Red Carpet Room.