A new renaissance: The new grand view suites at Hotel Savoy, Firenze
The prestigious Hotel Savoy Florence, part of the Rocco Forte Hotels luxury hospitality chain, was celebrated this month. Following this significant renovation project, Hotel Savoy begins a new chapter in its history as renovated expression of luxury hospitality. The Florentine gem of Rocco Forte Hotels repositions itself as a landmark for 21st century travellers in Florence. Hotel Savoy’s Florentine inspired Lobby was created by Rocco Forte Director of Design Olga Polizzi in collaboration with Laudomia Pucci of Emilio Pucci.
Rocco Forte Hotels celebrates the renaissance of Hotel Savoy with the unveiling of its beautifully refurbished Florentine hotel, found in the heart of the city. After undergoing 6 months of renovation, the prestigious Hotel Savoy Florence, part of the Rocco Forte Hotels , built 125 years ago in 1893, officially reopened its doors this April.
Creative Director Olga Polizzi has enhanced the timeless elegance of Hotel Savoy, using contemporary themes, hints of the Renaissance, Florentine fashion and the very best artisans of Florence. The hotel entrance and lobby have been reinstated to their original grandeur, with a five meter high corniced ceiling and with two new large reception desks which incorporate caryatid putti on the four corners, representing the four seasons and the ‘Fleur de Lis’, the emblem of the city.
“Hotel Savoy has always had inimitable warmth. To give the hotel a completely individual look, we’ve updated themes of Florentine Fashion & the renaissance in a contemporary way,” said Olga Polizzi, Deputy Chairman & Director of Design.
The fluid and mostly white space is punctuated with colourful art and design elements, including paintings by Luca Pignatelli. The Florentine theme continues with two classical stone figures also sourced in the city and a beautiful 17th century marble table with gold detailing.
Exclusively designed Il Bronzetto tables, chairs and mirrors and pieces from Chelini Firenze workshop, combined with C&C Milano materials help to give the Hotel Savoy a uniquely Italian flavor.
In addition to the public spaces, Olga Polizzi has also created a completely new look for the guest rooms and suites. By reducing the number from 102 to 80, many of them have been completely restructured and have increased in size to offer guests a more luxurious and spacious experience: the Junior Suites, the Grand View Suites and the new impressive 177m2 Duomo Presidential Suite, that occupies its own wing with splendid views of Brunelleschi’s stunning Dome. Furthermore, on the 5th floor, lies the unique two-story suite with a panoramic view of the roof tops of Florence.