Formerly the Grand Hotel Florence under Starwood’s The Luxury Collection brand, the St Regis Florence underwent a meticulous 10-month restoration to bring the property back to its historical grandeur and artistic heritage. Originally designed in 1432 by Filippo Brunelleschi, the architect of the Duomo Santa Maria del Fiore, the Grand Hotel was the first luxury hotel in Florence and is considered to be one of the most significant buildings in the city for its artistic and historical value.
The St. Regis Florence features 81 luxuriously appointed guest rooms and 19 suites, including a spectacular designer suite by Bottega Veneta. Reflecting Florence’s rich artistic heritage, all the hotel’s guest rooms and suites feature individually hand carved gold leaf plaques including one of three different color palettes – Medici, Florentine and Renaissance. With each design concept offering a unique selection of custom designed furniture, paintings, frescos and crystal chandeliers, the hotel creates a sophisticated sense of relaxed opulence. In honor of Florence and its traditions, every guest room and suite is named after noted Italian artists, benefactors and nobility. The restoration celebrates Florentine history and culture using authentic local artisans, product and design elements including custom hand painted Tuscan and Florentine landscapes in every guest room, historic Italian engravings as well as decorative antiques discerningly placed throughout the hotel.
Just recently, the St. Regis New York had envied a unique luxurious 1,700-square foot Tiffany Suite. Now, the St Regis Florence’s most celebrated room is the Bottega Veneta suite, designed by Bottega Veneta creative director Tomas Maier in a style of ‘quiet luxury’, and furnished with a mix of pieces from the Bottega Veneta home collection. The palette of the one-of-a-kind suite is serene and sophisticated, featuring muted neutrals that create a calm, cool effect. The suite is utterly unique, furnished with an inspired mix of pieces from the Bottega Veneta furniture collection, with characteristic beauty, intelligence and attention to detail. Objects drawn from the Bottega Veneta home collection add elegance and versatility to the suite.
Each room and suite is artistically designed and feature individually hand carved gold leaf plaques including one of three different color palettes – Medici, Florentine and Renaissance which each come with a unique selection of custom designed furniture, paintings, frescos and crystal chandeliers. Also, each guest room and suite is named after Italy’s famous personalities.
Following in the tradition of the legendary St. Regis New York, The St. Regis Florence will feature the famed hallmarks of St. Regis hotels including the signature St. Regis Butler Service.
Visit their website at: www.stregisflorence.com