29 June 2018
HOTEL SAVOY REVEALS THE NEW DUOMO PRESIDENTIAL SUITE, FOUR GRAND VIEW SUITES AND THE PANORAMIC SUITE, OFFERING AN UNPARALLELED WAY TO EXPERIENCE FLORENCE IN COMFORT AND STYLE
The Duomo Presidential Suite, four Grand View Suites and the Panoramic Suite - combining modern luxury, space and light – are the latest iconic gems of the newly reopened Hotel Savoy, a Rocco Forte Hotel. Here the city’s endless elegance meets high-end contemporary design thanks to the dedication, passion and creativity of Director of Design Olga Polizzi. These glamorous suites give Hotel Savoy a completely individual style merging Florentine culture, fashion and craftsmanship and creating a uniquely seductive and fresh look. After a painstaking renovation project, these newly inaugurated luxury suites join the stylish Repubblica Suite. This elegant suite is positioned on the “Piano Nobile” (floor of the Nobels) overlooking Piazza della Repubblica, and has been entirely restyled during the last grand re-opening of Hotel Savoy. Last but not least, a new series of Junior and Junior Deluxe Suites complete the exciting offering, bringing Hotel Savoy, into an entirely new level of luxury hospitality.
“We always try to design our hotels to respect and mirror their location. At the Savoy, we have commissioned many talented local artisans who still create their masterpieces in Florence. Thanks to their great contribution the Hotel now reflects the essence of the city and give guests an immediate sense of place” says Olga Polizzi when describing the new suites. The exquisite new look is her personal “love letter” to these local masters whose stunning works adorn the interiors of the suites. Olga Polizzi sought the finest Tuscan craftsmen - from Chelini and Ceccarelli to Il Bronzetto and Castorina - to lovingly handcraft bespoke pieces for the Hotel bringing together the old and the new. Each of the suites, designed to convey a sense of calm and tranquility, has a predominately Italian feel mixed with English elements to bring a hint of Rocco Forte’s British heritage.
The 152 m2 Duomo Presidential Suite is one the largest suite of all of the Rocco Forte Hotels set in the very heart of Florence which now occupies its own wing with splendid views of Brunelleschi’s stunning Cupola and Giotto’s Campanile. The fenestration of the XX façade allows for splendid natural light to flood the suite, further highlighting the wonderful view of the Duomo. Turquoise blue is the most predominant color, the “Timorous Beastie” cushions add a playful edge to the suite with designs echoing the wooded nature-themed feel of the wallpaper, adorned with animals. This creates a dialogue with the stylish white statues featuring an elegant hunting dog created by Ceccarelli Ceramics at the entrance of the suite, whereas the pieces of art by Chelini workshop add a sense of Baroque-style to the living room space.
The four Grand View Suites provide brilliant views over Piazza della Repubblica, and are imbued with a floral, sylvan theme from the verdant, painted wallpaper. Each of the Grand View Suites is dedicated to a season, recalling the Putti Quattro Stagioni “four seasons” sculptures in the Lobby . The large classical statues are made by Florentine ceramist Ceccarelli. The ambience, embraced by the predominant soft green colour ensure that guests will feel inside a fairy tale, together in the heart of beautiful Florence. The classical theme continues with the 15th century Column of Abundance in the Piazza, the city’s literal centre meeting point, which each Grand View Suite overlooks.
On the 5th floor of the Hotel lies the unique two-storey Panoramic Suite decorated in soothing muted tones of yellows, golds and greys; on the upper level, guests can relax on the romantic private terrace offering a 180-degree astonishing view over the city’s Renaissance landmarks. This magical panorama of the city’s picturesque rooftops and Florentine hills is the perfect outdoor ‘al fresco’ atmosphere to enjoy a drink, Italian style. From the elegant bedroom, the close-up view of the Duomo will make it enticing to wake up. The space is enriched with
Gold leaf mirrors by local designer Il Bronzetto and bespoke bookcases from Castorina lined with works from both Italian and English classic authors.
“We always design our hotels with the comfort of our guests in mind. The 'new' Savoy will be liked for its freshness, its spirit of Florence and its unusual design. Of course design is important, but without providing exceptional service, a very good service design can lose its importance. Design and service must always go hand in hand.” Olga Polizzi
Recently redesigned and in a prime location, Hotel Savoy is an unmissable stop on your Italian journey. When staying in the Duomo Presidential Suite, Grand View Suites or Panoramic Suite, you will experience not only the Hotel’s sophisticated new style, but also enjoy the one-of-a-kind Italian hospitality and discover Florence like a local. From bespoke gastronomic or cultural adventures or relaxing wellness treatments, you will receive one of these complimentary benefits to further remember your stay as part of our unique Rocco Forte Suite Experience. This could include a tasting of the finest Tuscan wines with a local “Sommelier to the Stars,”practicing your brush strokes at a private art lesson, or embarking on a personalized Perfume Experience at a Florentine historical Atelier and more.
To make your Florentine retreat even more memorable, and linking your luxury stay to a tailor-made destination experience, our Concierge will guide you through the infinite possibilities that Florence has to offer. Taking inspiration from the Duomo, lovingly front-and-center from the Presidential Suite balcony, you cannot miss a private tour starting with a visit to the Opera del Duomo Museum. Skip the lines to walk up Giotto’s Bell Tower and the magnificent 15th century Cupola by Brunelleschi climbing all the way to the 91-metre-high panoramic viewpoint of this Florentine heaven.
One of the most astonishing sites of the scenic landscape from the Panoramic Suite is the charming Abbey of San Miniato al Monte that recently celebrated a notable milestone, its 1000-year anniversary. If you like the idea of a charming gateway just outside the city’s Medieval walls, this Benedictine Abbey is a not to be missed destination. Enjoy a private tour through the history of this finest Romanesque jewel, immersedin the green hills that surround Florence with spectacular views of the city’s skyline.
Facing the elegant Via Tornabuoni, the most famous shopping street in Florence, every Grand View Suite will evoke your desire to venture on a private experience dedicated to the evolution of style and history of fashion in Florence as the birthplace of Italian “Haute Couture.” This unique experience will be guided by a fashion expert, who will help you discover the stories behind iconic brands like Pucci, Gucci, Ferragamo, Cavalli, Ricci and more. The tour will start in the heart of this iconic shopping street, taking you to the historic Ferragamo headquarters, famous for its 400 patented shoe models. From there you will visit the lavish boutiques and end your day relaxing with a drink on the stylish terrace of Hotel Savoy surrounded by an equally as fashionable atmosphere.
Claudia Porrello, Communications & Marketing Manager
Hotel Savoy – Firenze, Tel. +39 055 2302 188
Rocco Forte Hotels
Established by Sir Rocco Forte and his sister, Olga Polizzi in 1996; Rocco Forte Hotels is a family of 10 individual hotels and resorts. All of the hotels are landmarks, both old and new, occupying magnificent buildings in exceptional locations. Led by a family who has been in hospitality for four generations, the hotels are united by their distinctive approach to service, ensuring guests experience the best of each city and its surrounding areas. Rocco Forte Hotels includes: Hotel de Russie, Rome; Hotel Savoy, Florence; Verdura Resort, Sicily; The Balmoral, Edinburgh; Brown’s Hotel, London; The Charles Hotel, Munich; Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt; Hotel de Rome, Berlin; Hotel Amigo, Brussels; Hotel Astoria and St Petersburg. Upcoming opening: Rome in 2018, Shanghai in 2018