A landmark on Piazza Repubblica offering five-star accommodation
The Hotel Savoy stands regally on Piazza Repubblica in Florence, and it represents a priceless example of ageless elegance. Around the corner from the fifteenth-century Duomo, and just steps away from the Uffizi Gallery and a number of major fashion houses, the famed Hotel Savoy offers luxury in impeccable style. Featuring contemporary décor, accented by subdued neutral tones such as off-white and beige, the hotel is on a par with the absolute style of it surroundings, and it features an ironic array of artworks themed on hats and shoes. The stylish contemporary décor extends to the 102 rooms and suites, which boast amazingly comfortable beds, and mosaic and marble bathrooms featuring Italian bathroom products by Rocco Forte.
A newly-installed fitness center has been equipped with all the latest machinery, and the windows that provide fantastic views over Florence will surely make your workout seem as if you’re not exercising at all! The Hotel Savoy is the ideal place to host a conference, meeting, or social event. With facilities to host up to 60 guests, the hotel has also created partnerships with a select group of private palazzi in which to hold more exclusive events. For exquisitely-prepared cuisine, one need look no further than the Hotel Savoy’s L’Incontro Bar and Restaurant. Serving traditional Florentine cuisine with a modern touch, in fashionable surroundings, L’Incontro offers views over Piazza Repubblica, and it is one of the most popular restaurants in Florence.
Rooms and Suites
The rooms and suites at the Hotel Savoy are masterpieces in the art of understated luxury. Each is decorated in a contemporary Italian style featuring carefully selected works of art and design pieces, including some trendy units incorporating the fashion theme. With parquet floors, crisp linen sheets, and bathrooms in white or brown marble, rooms and suites at the Hotel Savoy offer a fine and relaxing break to the stress of everyday life. All the rooms feature double-glazed windows and many have small balconies. Each room is equipped with a writing desk, individually-controlled heating and cooling systems, multiple phone lines and Internet connection.
The suites at the Hotel Savoy offer additional benefits such as a complimentary continental breakfast buffet, unpacking and packing services, garment pressing, a NOKIA mobile phone for locals calls, complimentary internet access and in-house movies, and in-room check in. For added extravagance, the Brunelleschi Ambassador Suite and the Signoria Presidential Suite feature steam rooms with aromatherapy and chromotherapy facilities. The Repubblica Royal Suite, the ultimate in luxury accommodation, measures 70 square meters, and is characterized by high ceilings, antiques and modern art, and a balcony with marvelous views of Piazza Repubblica.
The location is without doubt absolutely unique. With a view overlooking the Piazza, and the opportunity of dining outside during the summer months, it will come as no suprise to discover that L’Incontro is one of the most popular restaurants in Florence. Yet, the setting is not the only factor involved: in first place, there is the food. Featuring such seasonal specialties as a Red Mullet salad with couscous and mint zucchini, swordfish served with Certaldo onions, tomatoes and Taggiasche olives, and a dessert of vanilla-scented panna cotta served with red fruits and mint sauce, the Tuscan specialties are, quite simply, divine. Chef Fulvio Pierangelini, famed Italian chef, formerly of Gambero Rosso, has compiled a menu of pure perfection, adding a modern touch to traditional Florentine cuisine. Combined with excellent service, paired with regional and international wines, and enjoyed in surroundings of simple elegance, L’Incontro is a must for any visitor who has come to Tuscany with food on the mind.