Located in one of the most prestigious buildings in Florence, on the romantic Piazza Ognissanti overlooking the Arno, The St. Regis Florence, with its Winter Garden, restaurant and lounge bar, and the Iridium Suites Spa by Clarins, is the emblem of excellent hospitality, where you can savor the timeless charm of Grand Hotels and live experiences designed to make each stay unique.
Originally designed by Brunelleschi in 1432, as Giorgio Vasari recounts, the building that today houses The St. Regis Florence is a magnificent example of nineteenth-century architecture. Completely restored in 2011, it brings with it magnificent clues of its long and glorious past which mix with precious contemporary art collections, creating a very unique atmosphere.
Continuing the centuries-old history of the St. Regis brand, founded in New York by John Jacob Astor IV more than a century ago, The St. Regis Florence offers its guests exclusive experiences and services, from the butler service to the tea ritual, from the aperitif time with the iconic Bloody Mary and its spectacular sabrage ritual, to experience its wonderful Winter Garden from morning to night.
The world is full of beautiful hotels, but guests remember a sincere smile and the attentive care from our personnel. It’s the people that make the difference.(Domenico Colella, General Manager)
With 80 rooms and 19 suites overlooking the river and the hills that embrace Florence, The St. Regis enjoys a privileged position on the Lungarno, a stone’s throw from Ponte Vecchio, truly perfect for exploring the city and its wonders.
The interior décor is a hymn to the history of the capital and boasts paintings of Tuscan landscapes, precious frames hand-carved by local artisans, crystal chandeliers and fine details that follow 3 main themes: the Medici family, Florence and the Italian Renaissance. Among the suites, the most stunning are the Bottega Veneta‘s one, furnished with the distinctive elegance of the fashion brand which gives the spaces a touch of refined sobriety and great elegance, the Royal Suite and the Presidential Suite with its 200 m2 of princely space.
The beautiful Winter Garden, with its 19th-century glass ceiling and majestic hand-blown Murano chandelier, is the heart of the Grand Hotel. Here it is possible to have a coffee, accompanied by fragrant handmade biscuits, an aperitif, perhaps tasting a Bloody Mary, The St. Regis’ signature cocktail, or indulge in an artfully arranged tea ritual.
On this occasion, the hotel’s tea sommelier prepares ad hoc blends based on guests’ tastes, which are served according to the authentic British style, accompanied by sweet and savory delicacies prepared by the Winter Garden chefs, including the the iconic scones, savory sandwiches and small pastries.
Every evening from 7pm, the lights dim and the sound of the piano kicks off the most romantic evenings ever. The Winter Garden restaurant, splendidly directed by Chef Gentian Shehi, begins its show by offering constantly evolving Tuscan cuisine that enhances the best seasonal raw materials.
Last but not least, the Iridium Suites Spa My Blend by Clarins, also open to the public, offers beauty treatments for all needs; a true corner of paradise where you can dedicate yourself to a relaxing break after an unforgettable day in the cradle of the Renaissance.
Since its opening, the hotel has hosted princes, queens and illustrious people such as, in 2012, Madonna for the video of her single Turn Up the Radio which begins right in Piazza Ognissanti, at the entrance to The. St Regis Florence, and continues along the Lungarno Vespucci.
Iridium Suite Spa My Blend by Clarins
Inside the Hotel, Iridium Suites Spa My Blend by Clarins is the luxury wellness project signed by The St. Regis Florence. Two fabulous suites, decorated with Carrara marble, golden details and sparkling mosaics, where you can relax in the Jacuzzi or book treatments and massages, also for couples. Here you can find My Blend by Clarins beauty spa products as well as the latest generation anti-aging programs such as the LED mask which gives new freshness to the complexion.