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14 December 2018

Press Release

HOTEL SAVOY AND SCUOLA DEL CUOIO CELEBRATE THE FESTIVE SEASON TOGETHER IN FLORENCE

Hotel Savoy, a Rocco Forte hotel in Florence, is proud to present an exciting Christmas partnership with Scuola del Cuoio, a Florentine leather brand that has been run by the Gori Family since the 1950s.

The Hotel Savoy and Scuola del Cuoio have partnered to create Christmas decorations exclusively for the recently renovated areas of the hotel that includes the lobby, reception and Irene Bistro to display the perfect combination of culture, tradition and Florentine craftsmanship that is already present in the interior design of the Savoy. “The original idea was to introduce a trace of the Florentine craftsmanship in the contemporary atmosphere and international look of the Hotel Savoy”, says Laura Gori, the eldest daughter of the School’s founder.

Upon entering the hotel this Christmas, guests will find the spaces adorned with precious leather decorations such as little trees and stars, elegant boxes with antique artisan’s tools in traditional Christmas colours – red, green, silver and gold – garland and stunning floral arrangements from Sebastian Flowers Italy to create a magical setting.

On display, and skilfully framed in true Christmas leather garland, there are two of the iconic bags by Scuola del Cuoio, entirely handmade: the famous bag in solid leather and calfskin designed by Laura Gori in 1982, and one of the last creations of Francesca Gori’s collection made in different types of leather and with silver jewels from India and the Middle East.

The unique location of the Leather School in the old Monastery of Santa Croce, the quality of its products and the commitment to tradition has made Scuola del Cuoio famous all over the world
and today remains the largest genuine laboratory in the city where international and Florentine clients can witness the artisans create the leather goods in the midst of centuries-old history.

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“Festive Suite Experience” package Enjoy the festive atmosphere of Florence at Hotel Savoy with exclusive Christmas decorations by Scuola del cuoio and Sebastian Flowers. Special amenities and decorations will embellish your suite. A unique experience by “Scuola del Cuoio” will make your stay unforgettable. Package includes:

• Return transfer from/to Florence Airport or Florence train Station or Special in- suite gifts and experience by "Scuola del Cuoio"

• Festive in-suite VIP amenity

• Rocco Forte Suite Experience

Terms and Conditions: Available from Executive Suites upwards From €836 For more information and bookings: /promotions/promotion/festive-suite-experience- hotel-savoy/

Press contact Claudia Porrello, Communications & Marketing Manager Hotel Savoy – Firenze, Tel. +39 055 2302 188 cporrello@roccofortehotels.com

Notes to the Editors Hotel Savoy lies on Piazza della Repubblica in the heart of the city, between the Duomo and Ponte Vecchio. The 80 rooms and suites have been completely redesigned to enhance the Hotel’s timeless elegance and celebrate Italian expertise. The 30 suites reflect Florence’s history, culture, fashion and combine centuries-long heritage with contemporary design. The Restaurant Irene is inspired by a 1950s retro-chic bistro and the dishes, created by legendary Chef Fulvio Pierangelini, recall the traditional Tuscan cuisine.