A Tuscan bistro at the Savoy hotel
After six months of restyling, the Savoy Hotel opens again in Florence. This innovative project boasts an unprecedented collaboration with Florentine fashion house Emilio Pucci, as the maison’s first venture into the hotel industry.
For the occasion, Laudomia Pucci has designed an exclusive scarf in fuchsia and turquoise that pays homage to the Savoy and its unique position overlooking the central Piazza della Repubblica. The architectural decorations in the hotel, the square and the city symbols such as Brunelleschi’s Dome – portrayed in unmistakable Pucci style – also embellish the glass tops of the terrace tables at the Irene restaurant, alongside warm Mediterranean colours. The ceilings of the new lobby have been brought back to the original height of the building, giving guests an airy and welcoming environment. White dominates, contrasted by lively notes in the colours dear to the maison. The unmistakable brand patterns embellish sofas and armchairs combining renaissance motifs and references to pop-art, mixing handmade carpets with Lamborghini prints in pink, grey, white and black straight from the Emilio Pucci archives.
The perfect balance between tradition and modernity has been struck at the entrance, where four Caryatid cherubs representing the four seasons and the Fleur de Lis – the city emblem – are a counterpoint to works of contemporary art. The project’s highlight however are the duplex suite of the Savoy on the 5th floor – offering a breathtaking view of the Florentine rooftops, Giotto’s Bell Tower and Palazzo Vecchio; and the new 177 msq presidential suite, which occupies a private wing of the hotel and boasts an exclusive view of Brunelleschi’s dome.