Ho­tel Savoy, Florence

A sump­tu­ous ho­tel in the heart of Florence re­opens with artis­tic style

Timeless Travels Magazine - - HOTEL REVIEW - by Alice Nor­man

Un­usu­ally for a ho­tel, they de­cided to re­duce the num­ber of rooms from 102 to 80, which meant that many of them have been com­pletely re­struc­tured

If you are look­ing for a truly spe­cial and lux­u­ri­ous place to stay when vis­it­ing Florence, then the Ho­tel Savoy is it. Wel­com­ing guests since 1893, this ho­tel has al­ways had an air of time­less el­e­gance about it, but af­ter un­der­go­ing six months of painstak­ing ren­o­va­tion ear­lier this year, the ho­tel has be­come even more spec­tac­u­lar than be­fore.

This is thanks to a new Di­rec­tor of De­sign, Olga Polizzi, who has com­bined con­tem­po­rary themes with hints of the Re­nais­sance and the very best of Ital­ian ar­ti­sans.

In a re­sound­ingly suc­cess­ful and art­ful col­lab­o­ra­tion with renowned Floren­tine fash­ion house, Emilio Pucci, Polizzi has brought the very essence of Ital­ian de­sign and art into the ho­tel.

The col­lab­o­ra­tion started with an ex­clu­sive silk scarf by Pucci which fea­tured the Pi­azza della Repub­blica, which the ho­tel over­looks, and the Duomo. De­signed in two colours, bright pink and turquoise blue, the scarves have been en­cased un­der­neath glass ta­ble tops, and have be­come the key dec­o­ra­tive el­e­ment of the ter­race restau­rant.

There is also a com­pletely new look for

the guest rooms and suites (although they were beau­ti­ful be­fore), with lux­u­ri­ous fab­rics and the fur­ni­ture de­signed spe­cially by Floren­tine crafts­men. Un­usu­ally for a ho­tel, they de­cided to re­duce the num­ber of rooms from 102 to 80, which meant that many of them have been com­pletely re­struc­tured and have in­creased in size to of­fer guests a more lux­u­ri­ous and spa­cious ex­pe­ri­ence.

The Duomo Pres­i­den­tial Suite now oc­cu­pies its own wing while on the fifth floor lies a unique, two-story suite, with a panoramic view of the roof tops of Florence, aptly named the Panoramic Suite. Stay­ing in those suites, as well as the Grand View ones, will also give you ac­cess to be­spoke gas­tro­nomic, cul­tural ex­pe­ri­ences, re­lax­ing well­ness treat­ments and pri­vate tours. If you fancy pri­vate art lessons or wine tast­ing or a per­fume ex­pe­ri­ence, you only have to ask.

The Ho­tel Savoy has to be one of the most gor­geous in Florence and you will not be dis­ap­pointed with all it has to of­fer.

Ho­tel Savoy, Florence Pi­azza della Repub­blica 7 www.roc­co­forte­ho­tels.com

Above, left: A Grand View Suite. From top right down­wards: A Ju­nior Deluxe Suite, the newly dec­o­rated Irene restau­rant, the Pres­i­den­tial Suite, the lobby, views of the Duomo from the Panoramic Suite

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