Presidential suite at Florence, Italy's, Hotel Savoy gets major redo

The Hotel Savoy, a Rocco Forte Hotel in Florence, Italy, opened its new Duomo Presidential Suite. Designed by Rocco Forte Hotels’ design director Olga Polizzi, the 1,600-square-foot accommodation occupies its own wing of the hotel. Design-wise, it has a distinctive Florentine aesthetic.

The 152-square-meter (1,636-square-foot) Duomo Presidential Suite is one of the largest in the Rocco Forte Hotels portfolio. It has views of Brunelleschi’s Cupola and Giotto’s Campanile. The fenestration of the façade allows for natural light to flood the suite, further highlighting the view of the Duomo.

A turquoise color palette anchors the interior of the residential-style accommodation. The Duomo Presidential Suite has a living room and bookcases sourced in Castorina, a dining room and a private bar.


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There are furnishings crafted by local artisans, including custom bronze tables and gold leaf mirrors. The “Timorous Beastie” cushions add playful elements to the suite with designs echoing the wooded nature-themed feel of the wallpaper, which is adorned with animals. There also is a hunting dog sculpture crafted by Ceccarelli Ceramics.

Natural light floods the suite via large windows that illuminate herringbone floors and the wallpaper.

The bathrooms are lined with Carrara marble and mosaic tiling.

Photo credit: Hotel Savoy, a Rocco Forte Hotel