Michele Bonan updates Florence's Hotel Lungarno

The redesigned hotel includes 10 new family rooms and suites, a new lobby lounge, and refreshed F&B and art programs. (The redesigned hotel includes 10 new family rooms and suites, a new lobby lounge, and refreshed F&B and art programs.)

In Florence, Italy, the Hotel Lungarno has reopened following a six-month overhaul from Italian interior designer Michele Bonan. The redesigned hotel includes 10 new family rooms and suites, a new lobby lounge, and refreshed F&B and art programs.

Part of the Ferragamo family’s Lungarno Collection, the property is located along the banks of the Arno River.

The upgraded arrival area uses a nautical palette of blue to complement views of the Ponte Vecchio. The lounge-like setting has also been equipped with new technology. The refurbished Picteau Lounge has a living room-like aesthetic, complete with white, blue and nautical accents. Meanwhile, the Michelin-starred Borgo San Jacopo now has a new private dining room and 1,000-bottle wine cellar.

Like the public spaces, the guestrooms also use a color palette including white and blues. Ten of these rooms are specifically designed for families. Two floors were upgraded and are exclusive to VIPs. The first level has five guestrooms and suites separate from the rest of the hotel, and includes the Duplex Cocteau suite, two studios and the new Duplex Family suite. The fifth floor is also available for private bookings.

Hotel Lungarno is now also has one of the largest privately owned 20th-century art collections, with works from nearly 900 artists installed all over the property.