April 2007 – Spring brings important news at the Grand Hotel Villa Medici
in Florence, which for the new season has granted itself a new identity,
modern, fresher and lighter. Elegance and tradition, that have that have
made famous the hospitality of this historical palace dating back to the
18th century and that now leave the space for a contemporary style, thought
to give the hotel a brand new look and a complete facelift.
An important renovating touch the one that has involved the property
part of the Sina Fine Italian Hotels chain in the heart of Florence that
has redesigned the image of the large hall, the reception and concierge
area as well as the lifts and boutique, in order to blend these areas with
the look of the modern Jockey Bar already renovated in 2005.
History, tradition and class have been for ever a symbol of this important
area of the hotel, and these changes make the ambience softer and elegant,
offering guests a contemporary vision of the ground floor without loosing
the past elements that the hotel is so proud of.
The atmosphere that welcomes guests is made lighter and pleasant through
the reinterpretation in modern key of those distinctive elements the hotel
is known for, together with the use of pastel colours, elegant and comfortable
materials such as wood, leather and stylish decorations of the highest
Even the space has gained a new meaning: the hall from square is now
octagonal, whilst the central dome has been better defined. The result
is a lighter space where particular importance has been given through the
chromatic differentiation of the large carpet rug decorated with a central
ramage in grey and brown tones, colours also used in the floor decoration
of the adjacent spaces.
To the right of the hall is the bar gallery already refurbished during
2005. A trendy meeting corner, The Jockey Bar is a favourite spots
of the hotel: looking out to the gardens and swimming pool offers the ideal
place where enjoy an aperitif or a quick and tasty snack.
Boiserie in lacquered wood, leather, lighter architectural additions
in plasterboard with a neoclassical look: these are the new elements that
the hotel presents.
A new image then, totally reinvented the one offered by the Grand Hotel
Villa Medici. Member of The Leading Hotels of The World, the historical
SINA hotel has already expressed a strong sign of change with the renovation
of 15 rooms into contemporary style. A choice dictated by the intention
to offer its guests the option to chose between classical or more modern
looks depending on taste or personal preference.
For those who wish to pleasure themselves with the luxury of a spectacular
view over Florence, the seven Penthouse suites on the top floor overlook
a large terrace where guests can enjoy the unique view. Beside the "Royal
Suite" of which its central hall is protected by the Belle Arti, the Italian
Cultural and Arts Ministry, the Grand Hotel Villa Medici also has a beautiful
suite with private plunge pool on its terrace.
The renowned Lorenzo de’ Medici restaurant, where the typical Tuscan
cuisine has been reinvented with the chef’s original touch and creativity
is complemented by the new "Conservatory" overlooking the gardens and swimming
pool that function as a beautiful green frame in the heart of the city.