August 30 2017
Riva at the Venice Film Festival 2017
The yachting legend will be present at the 74. Venice International Film Festival with a temporary Lounge at the Hotel Excelsior, in the space dedicated to the Italian National Foundation for the Performing Arts (FEdS), and a courtesy boat service for the use of guests and VIPs.
From favourite boat of directors and actors in several successful films to courtesy boat for the most famous and glamorous film festival: it was only natural that Riva would arrive in the Lido playing a leading role on the international jet-setting scene.
The world’s most famous shipyard will be present at the 74th Venice International Film Festival, scheduled to run from today, 30th August to 9th September, as a partner of Fondazione Ente dello Spettacolo (FEdS), the Italian National Foundation for the Performing Arts.
A Riva Lounge, inspired by the unique style of these legendary yachts, symbols of the “Dolce Vita” and of elegant living, will be open for the entire duration of the Festival in Sala Tropicana 1 of the Hotel Excelsior, the Lido’s famous meeting place and point of reference, which will host a full calendar of events organized by FEdS.
VIPs, guests, directors and actors whose films are being shown at the Festival will be able to relax, pass the time and give interviews in this exceptional location, a part of which will be furnished entirely with exclusive décor from the Riva Brand Experience. The design of the chairs and tables, the materials used and every small detail demonstrate the artisan quality that is a hallmark of the Riva brand, evident in every historic hull crafted from mahogany, as well as in the masterpieces manufactured in the shipyard nowadays.
The refined line of accessories from the Riva Boutique collection (available at www.rivaboutique.it) will also be on display in the Lounge, providing the final touches to its decoration.
A selection of these unique and one-of-a-kind items will be provided as an exclusive gift to Riva Lounge guests, who will be able to take home a piece of the excellence that comes out of a shipyard that is emblematic of “Made in Italy” quality.
Furthermore, for the entire duration of the Festival, customers, actors and artists will be able to come aboard and experience sailing on a magnificent Aquariva, an iconic model and heir of the historic speedboats of the past, made available as a courtesy boat.
This is Riva’s second Lounge in Venice. Indeed, ever since 2015, the historic Gritti Palace has already been hosting this unique space on the terrace of the Bar Longhi, overlooking the Grand Canal. The Lounge, an ideal open-air extension of the famous meeting spot for Hotel guests, provides a chance for visitors to fully immerse themselves in the Riva experience in one of the world’s most exclusive venues.
Thanks to the Film Festival and the prestigious temporary Lounge, the relationship between Riva and Venice has grown closer than ever, shining with a light reserved for superstars.