The St. Regis Florence
What We Love
- Original 15th century architecture and interiors by Filippo Brunelleschi
- A $25 million restoration worked on by Florence's famous artisans and craftsman
- Deluxe guest rooms overlooking the Arno River
What To Know
- Iridium Suites by Clarins spa treatments
- A fleet of Bentleys and a limousine service for touring the city and outlying areas
- Concierge works with d'Avenza Travelling Tailors; bespoke Florentine suit makers who travel to the hotel to conduct fittings
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
With its superb location along the Arno River and stunning setting inside a 15th century, Filippo Brunelleschi designed palace, guests are privy to the best of Florence. Inside, the lobby lounge, dining rooms and bar in the Winter Garden have been expertly renovated; stained glass ceilings, beautifully detailed woodwork, and locally found and restored antiques add to the hotel’s already regal air. The 100 guestrooms and suites follow suit, with vaulted or coffered ceilings and immense frescos.
Bed and Bath
Interior design in St. Regis’ guestrooms and suites plays on Florence’s classic renaissance and Medici styles: coffered ceilings, big bold wall frescos and brocades. The color schemes are equally bold and enticing, with some suites dressed in deep red fabric, others awash in shades of blue, silver and purple. Bathrooms are clean, spacious and clad in marble. Royal suites are essentially antique troves, and designed to reflect the court of the Medici family: lavish, gilt and flamboyant details fill the room. The hotel’s Bottega Veneta suite is designed by Bottega Veneta Creative Director, Tomas Maier, and has a more subdued modern tone to its clean furnishings, fixtures and fabrics.
Luxury services abound. Apart from the hotel’s famous 24-hour butler service (a consistent service at all St. Regis’ worldwide) the Florence outpost includes a fleet of new Bentleys that guests can reserve prior to or during their stay. The Bentley experience, as it’s called, offers airport pickups from all surrounding national airports as far south as Naples and as far north as Milan. Full and half-day Bentley services are also on offer for guests to explore the beautiful countryside and hill towns of Tuscany. And, once you’re back at the hotel, splurge-worthy treatments at the in-house spa by beauty company Clarins makes it easy to unwind.
In the Area
The St. Regis is located in Florence’s beautiful historic center, which means top attractions like the Ponte Vecchio and Uffizi Gallery are a five-minute stroll away, as are new and fascinating cultural hot spots like the Gucci Museum and Palazzo Strozzi. For unforgettable (albeit pricey) three-Michelin-star dining, snag a reservation at Enoteca Pinchiorri situated in a Renaissance palazzo; or pick a low key local trattoria, like il Santo Bevitore or Trattoria la Casalinga. Work off your meal with a stroll through the vast, gorgeous green swathes of the Boboli Gardens, home to a collection of sculptures dating from the 16th through the 18th centuries.
How to Get There
From the minute we arrived at the St Regis it felt like home. Staff went above and beyond and all we encountered were super friendly. As a Platinum staying on points we received a beautiful large room with a river view and butler service. In addition we choose the daily breakfast amenity and it was served in a beautiful room and was quite delicious. Not that we watched much TV but channels in English only included CNN and CNBC and a couple of British channels. Location was superb. 5 to 10 minute walk to most of the tourist action but farther enough away to be serene. To sum it up this hotel was fantastic and hats off to the staff.
This is the place to be when visiting Florence! The best breakfast ever, great food and breathtaking environment. As Bonvoy Platinum Elite we were upgraded to a Junior Suite with Arno River view, wonderful. Everyone was friendly and attentive. Strongly recommend to make a dinner appointment at the rooftop restaurant of Westin Hotel (just across the street). Well done, St. Regis Florence!
St. Regis really made our visit to Florence complete. Gorgeous hotel, impeccable service! We stayed in the Giardino di Boboli room. Wonderful decor and the view from our terrace was amazing. Best croissants and breakfast crepes!