03 February 2016
HOTEL SAVOY UNVEILS NEWLY RENOVATED LOBBY AND SUITES
Florence, 3rd February 2016 – Hotel Savoy, Florence, a Rocco Forte Hotel, is delighted to announce the completion of its exciting renovation project following the restyling of much of the hotel. After the refurbishment of the Repubblica Suite last year, the hotel continued with the launch of the newly designed Tuscan bistro, Irene, and the renovation of all 14 suites and the Lobby.
Hotel Savoy captures the spirit and cultural influences of Florence throughout the refurbishment. Olga Polizzi, Director of Design at Rocco Forte Hotels, who led the design, has created a sophisticated and luxurious offering for guests, right in the heart of the city, emanating the style and décor of the Tuscan city.
All the suites are adorned with joyful bright colours and simple furnishings. Each suite has modern furniture pieces alongside more traditional carved elements, designed by Florentine craftsmen. Many of the tables in the suites are modernariato italiano, in addition to a Cicognino design coffee table by Cassina.
Authentic Italian fabrics by C&C Milano, the Milan-based textile design company, have been used to embellish the room in combination with Florentine patterns and motifs. In the cosy Lobby, all the pieces are from leading Italian furniture brands. The chairs from B&B; the armchairs from Cassina; and the tables from San Patrignano.
The trunk, situated in the Lobby, is exemplary of true Tuscan tradition, created with skin nails and wood; the skill and knowledge of this craftsmanship has been handed down through generations from father to son. A combination of simple elegance and extravagance, the trunk is a statement piece, harking back to the tradition and history of the environs of Florence.
Olga Polizzi, Director of Design at Rocco Forte Hotels, says: “When we are designing or redecorating, we always focus our attention on comfort. Design is important but it must be pleasant on the eye and not excessive. The hotel must reflect its surroundings and capture the essence of hotel’s location, which we bring into the design of the rooms.”
Discover more on the new world-class guest experience that Hotel Savoy has to offer visiting our website roccofortehotels.com/hotel-savoy
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Rocco Forte Hotels
Established by Sir Rocco Forte and 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 the cities and surrounding areas.
Rocco Forte Hotels comprises: Hotel de Russie, Rome; Hotel Savoy, Florence; Verdura Resort 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, St Petersburg.
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