Formerly the private palace of a Florentine aristocrat, the St. Regis Florence was turned into a hotel in the 19th century. Situated on the Arno, its creamy facade hides a grandiose decor, from the lobby to the salons, bar, suites, and rooms. If you dream of a romantic holiday, book one of the rooms refurbished in 2011, which still sparkle with works of art, frescoes, sculpted beds, and crystal chandeliers.
The 200-square-metre Renaissance-styled presidential suite overlooks Ponte Vecchio and comes with a private butler. The fashionable Bottega Veneta Suite is designed by Tomas Maier, the creative director of the brand Bottega Veneta, famous for its leather bags. After a visit to the Clarins Spa and fitness centre, indulge yourself further at the Michelin-star chef Michel Winter's restaurant, the Winter Garden by Caino.
The St. Regis Florence
Piazza Ognissanti, 1
+39 055 27161
Rooms: from 410 EUR