The crown jewel of the fashion design Ferragamo family's small chain of hotels, Continentale pays homage to the glamour of the 1950s and 1960s. Vintage and contemporary style is offset by just the right amount of wit and irony. A stone's throw away from Brunelleschi's Dome, Giotto's Bell Tower and Ponte Vecchio the Continentale is a stylish time warp in the middle of the romantic Italian city.
Nods to glamorous vintage design are scattered throughout the hotel, but evenly balanced out by the colour composition's happy-go-lucky charm. Florentine Architect/designer Michele Bonan has used white to predominate with bubble-gum pink accents, influenced by the Dolce Vita Fifties and Sixties.
Extraordinary black and white photographs by great Florentine fashion photographers and creations from famous international designers can be found throughout the rooms and suites of this design and luxury hotel. The vibrant and modern 43 rooms and suites are comfortable and continue in the palette of choice, whimsical rather than minimal white.
The cocktail lounge's bar glows in pastel tones, and the cosy breakfast room's tasteful pink-upholstered furnishings continue the theme. The magnificent "La Terrazza" is located on the top floor of the medieval Consorti tower and is the ultimate location to meet for a cocktail or a yoga class surrounded by the most beautiful views of Florence. For lunch and dinner there’s no better place than the trendy Fusion Bar & Restaurant at the inviting you to indulge in worldly flavours in a contemporary and warm setting at the Gallery Art Hotel.
Not to be missed is the White Iris Spa, a study in Florentine elegance. The renowned Daniela Steiner, oversaw everything from the design to the beauty products to staff training.