A 5-star Florence business hotel designed expressly to welcome and accommodate an international business clientele: Il Tornabuoni Hotel, in the heart of the city, is a very recent realization by interior designer Andrea Auletta, who was responsible for the planning of the hotel in all its elements, from the distributive layout to the furnishing details.
The Design by Andrea Auletta
“Each floor,” Andrea Auletta explains, “involved a different distribution layout, and within this framework I was in charge of every element, from the design of every single piece of furniture and complement to the specific design of carpets, wallpapers, paintings and objects.”
The Florence business hotel has 62 rooms with three different dining offerings. On the ground floor is “Il Magnifico Restaurant & Bistrot,” a restaurant whose name declares a tribute to the Tuscan gastronomic tradition.
In the common parts of the ground floor, the pietra serena stone lends a touch of historic Florentine atmosphere, evoking the lights and shadows of an aristocratic palace, without betraying the original structure of the building, overlooking the shopping street in the heart of Florence’s historic center, just a few steps from the Arno and Ponte Vecchio.
The leather of the seating evokes refined atmospheres with a touch of nature, the harmony of grays and beiges contributes to relaxation and induces the play of memory. In the alternation of daylight and night lighting, the dehors on the ground floor re-proposes the same harmonies as the interior space, coming to create a cozy and intimate environment even outside, where the heraldic green of the curtains adds a touch of refinement and comfort.
The rooms are offered in different color harmonies on each floor: orange, peacock, gray, blue, and yellow lend a note of personality to each room, while the bathrooms, with their massive organization of space, evoke suggestions of ancient baths and historical memories.
The Distinctive Areas of Il Tornabuoni
On the fourth floor, here is the Butterfly Terrace and the “Lucie” restaurant, which declines flavors of a more international taste with a cut of pleasant research. The restaurant boldly combines pink and peacock, but here, these antagonistic colors dialogue with grace and elegance to create, along with comfortable seating and complicit sofas, a hospitable space that predisposes to the refined ritual of conviviality.
Out of the scheme, but captivating precisely because of this, is the “Il Magnifico Café & Champagne” bar on the ground floor, a touch of originality for those who wish to rest their palates from the powerful Supertuscan wines with the noble and delicious bubbles of champagne.
The Tornabuoni Hotel is characterized in its areas by originality in decorative elements and other surprising and singular details, evocative of a tranquilizing and stylized nature, from stone to butterflies in flight, which envelops the guests of this hotel in comfort and a respected and light historicity.
The Florence Hotel’s Fine Wine Cellar
Finally a worthy mention goes to “LA CAVE,” which is located on the basement level and houses the hotel’s wine cellar, which boasts a fine collection of bottles of Italian wines and French champagnes. The space is available and particularly suitable for private events, candlelight dinners and wine testing.