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Overview

The Four Seasons Hotel is an impressive and flawlessly-managed property and is, in itself, a museum, with its huge collection of original artwork such as frescoes, bas-reliefs, stuccoes and silk wallpapers. The palatial architecture, however, conveys a feeling of warmth and comfort – a signature Four Seasons atmosphere that is often imitated but never duplicated.

The structure is divided into two buildings; one a former convent with its own church that has been restored and converted into an elegant ballroom, the other a Palazzo with the most superbly impressive lobby, reception and concierge area – words alone can’t do it justice. The buildings frame an immense centuries-old private park where guests can sip their cappuccino under the shade of majestic trees.

The management and staff at the Four Seasons Hotel brings genuine and quality service, attentive without being intrusive, setting the bar high for other hospitality establishments, not just in Italy but around the world.

Accommodations

Elegance and function coexist in this Florence hotel and the result is a remarkably luxurious accommodation fit for royalty. The hotel’s guestrooms are spacious, with wooden floors and very classic yet comfortable furniture. Clearly, no expense has been spared when it comes to selecting quality materials.

There are 116 guestrooms at the Four Seasons Hotel in Florence, and no two are alike. Renaissance artistry and state-of-the-art comfort blends beautifully both in the Palazzo della Gherardesca and the Conventino. Warm Tuscan yellows and greens can be seen throughout the accommodations that offer scenic views of the neighboring streets, surrounding palazzos and gardens and of the hotel’s very own Giardino della Gherardesca.

Superior Rooms offer streetscapes of the quaint Gino Capponi or Borgo Pinti or views of the internal courtyard. All Superior Rooms feature a king bed and can accommodate up to two adults and one child, a small sitting area and a writing desk. The en-suite marble bathroom has a large vanity, deep soaking tub, separate glass-enclosed rain shower, bidet and private WC.

Deluxe Rooms afford guests views of the neighboring streets as well as surrounding palazzos and gardens. All Deluxe Rooms feature either one king bed or two twin beds and can accommodate up to three adults or two adults and one child and a sitting area. The en-suite marble bathroom has a large vanity, deep soaking tub, separate glass-enclosed rain shower, bidet and private WC.

Premier Rooms offer bright and airy spaces overlooking the hotel’s park or the neighboring gardens and residences. All Premier Rooms feature a king bed or two twin beds and can accommodate up to three adults or two adults and one child and a fully-equipped work area with writing desk. The en-suite marble bathroom has a large vanity, deep soaking tub, separate glass-enclosed rain shower, bidet and private WC.

Four Seasons Rooms offer views of the park or neighboring gardens. All Four Seasons Rooms feature a king bed or two twin beds and can accommodate up to three adults or two adults and one child, a comfortable living area and a writing desk. The en-suite marble bathroom has a large vanity, deep soaking tub, separate glass-enclosed rain shower, bidet and private WC.

Four Seasons Junior Suites afford guests views of the hotel park or neighboring gardens and residences. All Four Seasons Junior Suites feature one king or two twin beds and can accommodate up to three adults or two adults and one child, a sitting or work area and either a balcony, high ceilings or a unique view. In several suites, the bedroom is separated by a solid wood door from the living area. The en-suite marble bathroom has a large vanity, deep soaking tub, separate glass-enclosed rain shower, bidet and private WC.

Four Seasons Executive Suites offer guests views of the park, Gino Capponi Street and the Florentine landscape. All Four Seasons Executive Suites feature one king bed and can accommodate up to three adults or two adults and one child, a living room with a large desk and sitting room with sofa and armchairs. The bedroom is separated by a solid wood door from the living area. The en-suite marble bathroom has a large vanity, deep soaking tub, separate glass-enclosed rain shower, bidet and private WC. Some suites have a free-standing bathtub.

Parlour Suites provide a view of the park, feature one king bed and can accommodate up to three adults or two adults and one child. The Parlour Suite boasts of a sitting or work area and a separate wardrobe. In several suites, the bedroom is separated by a solid wood door from the living area. The en-suite marble bathroom has a large vanity, deep soaking tub, separate glass-enclosed rain shower, bidet and private WC. This one-bedroom suite can be combined with the Four Seasons Junior Suite to create a two-bedroom suite.

Gallery Suites offer a view of Borgo Pinti and the Giardino del Borgo. While three of these suites preserve the individual features of the original architecture, the fourth gives a more modern vibe. All Gallery Suites feature one king bed and can accommodate up to three adults or two adults and one child. The en-suite marble bathroom has a large vanity, deep soaking tub, separate glass-enclosed rain shower, bidet and private WC. This one-bedroom suite can be combined with other suites to create a two- or three-bedroom suite.

Renaissance Suites provide guests with a large living area in the bedroom and a spacious parlour with a sofa. All Renaissance Suites feature one king bed and can accommodate up to three adults or two adults and one child. The en-suite marble bathroom has a large vanity, deep soaking tub, separate glass-enclosed rain shower, bidet and private WC. This one-bedroom suite can be combined with other suites to create a two- or three-bedroom suite.

Noble Suite is located on the first floor of the Palazzo della Gherardesca, featuring a bedroom separated from the living room by a solid wood door. The Noble Suite is decorated with a frescoed vaulted ceiling in the bedroom and paneled and gold-decorated ceiling in the living room and is equipped with a king bed. The Noble Suite can accommodate up to three adults or two adults and one child. The en-suite marble bathroom has a large vanity, deep soaking tub, separate glass-enclosed rain shower, bidet and private WC. A powder room is also available in this suite, adjacent to the living room. This one-bedroom suite can be combined with the Gallery Suite to create a two-bedroom suite.

La Villa Garden Suite is situated in a standalone building near the Conventino, which in fact used to be the greenhouse. It opens onto a private portion of the park and features floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the garden. The La Villa Garden Suite comes with a king bed and can accommodate up to two adults. The en-suite marble bathroom has a large vanity, deep soaking tub, separate glass-enclosed rain shower, bidet and private WC, steam and large floor-level sunken bathtub in a different area that offers views of the park. A powder room is also available in this suite, adjacent to the living room.

Presidential Suite is located on the first floor of the Conventino. The living room has a frescoed vaulted ceiling, while the bedroom features a hand-painted antique wood-paneled ceiling. Large windows open to a terrace and French doors open to a balcony overlooking the Conventino garden. Two en-suite marble bathrooms have a large vanity, WC and bidet; one of the bathrooms feature a deep soaking tub and separate glass-enclosed rain shower, while the other offers a walk-in shower. This suite can be reserved in combination with a Four Seasons Room and Junior Suite to create a three-bedroom suite.

Presidential Suite de’ Medici is situated on the third floor of the Palazzo della Gherardesca and offers large windows that provide magnificent views of the park and the Giardino del Borgo plus French doors that open to a balcony overlooking the Palazzo park and Borgo Pinti. The bedroom is separated by a solid wood door from the living room which is equipped with the latest in entertainment technology and a grand piano in the main gallery. The suite has a large dining room that features windows on three sides and can seat up to eight people. The en-suite marble bathroom has a large vanity, deep soaking tub, separate glass-enclosed rain shower, steam shower, bidet and private WC, provides views of the park and is connected to a spacious walk-in closet. A powder room is also available. This suite can be reserved in combination with a Junior Suite to create a two-bedroom suite.

Royal Suite provides the very essence of living as a noble Florentine family in bygone days. It is located in the nobles’ quarters of the Palazzo della Gherardesca and boasts of a comfortable seating area in the main gallery, French windows that provide views of the Palazzo park and Borgo Pinti, large windows overlooking beautiful park vistas and a dining room that seats up to eight people. The en-suite marble bathroom has a large vanity, deep soaking tub, separate glass-enclosed rain shower, steam shower, bidet and private WC. A powder room is also available near the main gallery. This suite can be reserved in combination with a Renaissance Suite to create a two-bedroom suite or in combination with a Renaissance Suite and a Gallery Suite to create a three-bedroom suite.

The following amenities are standard to all accommodations in the Four Seasons Hotel Florence:

  • Alarm clock
  • CD player
  • Down duvets
  • Down pillows
  • DVD player
  • Fax machine on request
  • Hair dryer
  • Hypo-allergenic pillows on request
  • In-room safe
  • iPod docking station
  • Multiline telephone(s) with voicemail
  • Printer on request
  • Refrigerated private bar
  • Satellite TV
  • Slippers
  • Thick terry bathrobes
  • Twice-daily housekeeping
  • Wired or wireless internet service (surcharge)

Hotel Amenities

The Four Seasons Hotel in Florence renders world-class services for their guests’ maximum comfort, convenience and satisfaction:

  • 24-hour business service
  • 24-hour in-room dining
  • 24-hour multilingual Concierge
  • Airline reservation service
  • Audiovisual equipment
  • Babysitting services
  • Cellular phones
  • Children’s amenities
  • Complimentary local newspapers
  • Complimentary overnight shoe shine
  • Currency exchange service
  • Digital cameras
  • Doctor or nurse on call 24 hours
  • Family-oriented activities
  • Fitness facilities
  • International newspapers
  • Laptops
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • One-hour pressing
  • Outdoor pool
  • Secretarial service
  • Same-day laundry/dry cleaning/pressing
  • Spa
  • Translation and interpretation service
  • Umbrellas
  • Valet parking
  • Video conferencing
  • Whirlpool
  • Wired or wireless internet access
  • Worldwide courier service

Dining

The Four Seasons Hotel Florence offers internationally recognized standards for service and unparalleled cuisine within its premises that guests don’t even have to leave in order to satisfy their sybaritic pleasures.

Il Palagio is located on the ground floor of the Palazzo della Gherardesca. Guests can choose from a wide range of á la carte items whether for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. Authentic Italian cuisine prepared with local flavors, as well as multi-course tasting menus with wine and food pairings are expertly crafted by Executive Chef Vito Mollica and his team. Il Palagio features indoor and outdoor seating.

La Magnolia serves intimate breakfast for guests staying at the Conventino section of the hotel. The menu is extensive and includes meats, fish and baked pastries.

Al Fresco is situated adjacent to the swimming pool and the spa in the Giardino della Gherardesca, and is the ideal place for relaxation and refreshments.

Winery is featured in a separate place in the center of Il Palagio and displays nearly 400 bottles of wine that include vintages.

Atrium Bar offers light meals, coffees and cocktails beneath a skylight in the Palazzo della Gherardesca throughout the day, as well as afternoon teas. Live piano music adds to the ambiance in the evenings.

Spa Lounge is located within the spa and offers an all-day menu of nutritional and healthy snacks. Guests can choose from the 16 indoor seats and the 70 outdoor seats on the pool deck, including chaise lounges and cabanas.

Guests who opt to dine in the privacy of their luxurious guestrooms can take advantage of the 24-hour room service.

Meetings and Events

The Four Seasons Hotel in Florence combines Renaissance artistry with state-of-the-art technology, allowing for memorable, pleasurable and remarkable business or social functions. Whether you are planning an intimate meeting, a business conference or a wedding, the hotel’s professional staff will be able to assist you and help you achieve your desired outcome.

Indoor function space occupying a total of 660 square meters and over 1,840 square meters of landscaped gardens, lawns and terraces are at your disposal with the Four Seasons Hotel in Florence.

In the Conventino portion of the hotel, guests can opt for:

Conventino Foyer – located on the ground floor and can accommodate a maximum of 80 persons. It has direct outdoor access and also connects to the Giardino room through a sliding door.

Conventino Ballroom – is the hotel’s largest function room. It was formerly used as a convent church and has frescoes on all the walls and the ceiling and stained glass windows. It can accommodate up to a maximum of 200 persons depending on room setup.

Giardino – has French doors that offer direct access to the park. It is connected to the Conventino Foyer by a sliding door and can be used together as a pre-event area for the Conventino Ballroom. It can accommodate up to 60 persons depending on room setup.

La Magnolia – serves breakfast for guests of the Conventino portion of the hotel. It has a private terrace and can be used as a private dining room for special occasions. It can accommodate up to 40 persons.

In the Gherardesca portion of the hotel, guests can opt for:

Gherardesca Ballroom – located on the first floor of the Palazzo della Gherardesca, the ballroom has an open plan with no pillars to obscure the line of vision. The ballroom can accommodate up to a maximum of 120 people.

Gherardesca Foyer – is a pre-function or breakout area for events in the Gherardesca Ballroom. It can accommodate a maximum of 70 persons.

Giusti – is ideal for conferences. This function room can accommodate a maximum of 90 persons depending on room setup.

Capponi – boasts of classic and elegant furniture with frescoed and vaulted ceilings and is the ideal place for elegant dining. The Capponi can accommodate up to 40 persons.

Donatello – is ideal for intimate and private board meetings. This room can accommodate up to a maximum of 20 persons.

Pinti – is ideal for intimate and private board meetings. This room can accommodate up to a maximum of 20 persons.

Guests can choose from these outdoor venues:

Tempio Lawn – offers space suitable for small or large events in the summer or when weather permits. It can accommodate anywhere from 400-1,000 persons.

Kaffee Haus – features space for recreation and relaxation as well as open-air terrace which is ideal for small events. It can accommodate a maximum of 75 persons.

Fountain Terrace – is the perfect venue for pre-dinner receptions or breaks and meals during an all-day event. The Fountain Terrace can accommodate a maximum of 70 persons.

Giusti Terrace – is an idyllic setting perfect for evening reception or dinner. It can accommodate up to a maximum of 200 persons.

Conventino Terrace – is a large Italian-style garden that can accommodate up to 300 persons.

La Magnolia Terrace – is an extension of the La Magnolia and can seat up to 25 persons.

Neighborhood

Florence is renowned as the birthplace of early Renaissance art and architecture. There are literally hundreds of places to see in this enchanting city:

Art Galleries

Attractions

  • Cathedral (The Duomo) Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Cimitero degli Inglesi
  • Dominican Basilica of Santa Maria Novella
  • Medici Chapels and Basilica of San Lorenzo
  • Ospedale Degli Innocenti
  • Piazzale Michelangelo
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Santa Croce Church
  • Santo Spirito
  • The Basilica of San Miniato al Monte
  • The Basilica of Santissima Annunziata
  • The Boboli Garden (Giardino di Boboli)

City Tours

  • Fiesole
  • Pisa

Excursions

  • San Gimignano
  • Siena
  • Tuscany landscape

Museums

  • Museo Archeologico
  • Museo di Storia della Scienza
  • Museo Salvatore Ferragamo
  • Palazzo Vecchio
  • Pitti Palace

The Four Seasons Hotel is the obvious choice for a world-class experience of Florence, Italy.

Four Seasons Hotel Firenze
Borgo Pinti, 99
50121
Firenze, Italy
Telephone: +39 (055) 2626 1 / 1-866-599-6674
Fax: +39 (055) 2626 500
Website: http://www.fourseasons.com/florence/

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