HELVETIA & BRISTOL FIRENZE – Starhotels Collezione
The eternal magic of Florence pervades every corner of the Helvetia & Bristol Firenze - Starhotels Collezione, located in the heart of the historic center, just a short distance from the main attractions. The recent renovation of the hotel has returned one of its most refined and important historic buildings to Florence. Here history, art and great master craftsmen meet and reinterpret the "Great Beauty" of Italy, giving guests a memorable stay in the cradle of the Renaissance.
New rooms and suites designed by Anouska Hempel
Anouska Hempel, who oversaw the design of the new “seductive” suites, is a reference name on the international scene already known for being the first in 1978 to launch the concept of a “boutique hotel” in London. For Starhotels, the designer has already taken care of the renovation of The Franklin in London in 2016, while the Helvetia & Bristol project marks its official debut in the hôtellerie in Italy.
For the construction of the 25 new rooms and suites housed in the building adjacent to the historic hotel, formerly the headquarters of the Banco di Roma, Anouska Hempel fulfilled the desire of President Elisabetta Fabri to create a new, surprising and intriguing hotel, and to be lived as a second home by guests who will be able to enjoy, among other things, internal courtyards and terraces on the Florentine roofs.
Inspired by the seductive atmospheres of the sumptuous Florentine palaces of the past and reinterpreting the style with a contemporary touch.
Florence, the capital of the Italian region of Tuscany, is famous for its Renaissance art and architecture. One of the city's main attractions is the Duomo Cathedral. Its tiled dome was designed by Brunelleschi, while the bell tower was designed by Giotto. Exhibits in the Galleria dell'Accademia include Michelangelo's sculpture David. The Uffizi Gallery houses Botticelli's The Birth of Venus and Leonardo da Vinci's The Annunciation.