The St. Regis (Florence)
The St. Regis Hotel on the shore of the Arno River, was originally a family palace designed by Filippo Bruneschelli, the celebrated Renaissance architect of the Duomo. The hotel succeeds in recapturing the Medici glory of the fifteenth century. Its public spaces and restaurant are courtly, even the simplest rooms are decorated with frescos and brocades, and the premium rooms and suites make you feel so regal you’ll be tempted to pass a royal proclamation or two. Service at the St. Regis is the pinnacle of attentiveness with butler service, high tea, and world-class spa treatments. Don’t forget to step out now and then. You’re minutes away from the greatest collection of Renaissance architecture, all the museums, the Ponte Vecchio, and of course Florence’s finest boutiques—of which there are so many, people have lost count.