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