December 2021 marks the official launch of the stunning 25hours Hotel Piazza San Paolino located in the heart of the Santa Maria Novella neighborhood in Florence designed by designer Paola Navon and her team at OTTO Studio who drew inspiration from Dante’s Divine Comedy. 25hours Hotel Piazza San Paolino is the first hotel in Italy for the 25hours Hotels brand that was first established in Germany, blending culture with creativity and community, attracting international visitors and locals alike.
Located in the most authentic but less well-known neighborhood of the Italian city famous for its rich culture, 25hours Hotel San Paolino stretches across an entire building between elegant Via de Fossi with its many antique shops and the famous Via Palazzuolo, which connects two once-isolated neighbourhoods. great so far. The hotel’s design is eclectic and full of allusions to Dante’s work: scenes from heaven and hell alternate playfully and guide guests through the virtues and vices of Dante’s world.
The charming property is housed in the former building of Monte de’ Pegni – the lender of Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze – and is now home to two unique guestroom styles, ‘Inferno’ featuring intense reds and ‘Paradiso’ embracing ethereal hues. cooler. With a total of 171 accommodations on offer, 66 guestrooms are in the original convent next to the church of San Paolino of the same name, while the remaining 104 guestrooms are in a new extension and have balconies. For guests looking for the perfect space and privacy, Casetta del Giardino, a small apartment with private garden and pool, completes the impressive offer.
The hotel’s culinary theme is showcased through three vibrant food and beverage concepts including the vibrant San Paolino Restaurant, which blends the best produce from all regions of Italy to present the best of seasonal cuisine including dishes selected from designer Paola Navone’s very own personal collection of recipes. An extensive Tuscan wine list complements the culinary offerings with guests dining under a stunning glass dome in the center of the historic palace. In the warmer months, guests also have the option of dining al fresco on the patio garden.
Perfect for an aperitif or a nightcap, The Companion Bar serves classic Italian cuisine including the famous Negroni along with fresh cocktail creations while a traditional slot in the wall, buchetta del vino, invites guests to enjoy a glass of wine al fresco in Introduction to the restaurant. its origin For those on the move, Alimentari is located in the small Piazza San Paolino and features a delicious menu of paninis, sandwiches and salads as well as a selection of wines, local produce, and gourmet specialties including desserts curated by S. Forno, a legendary local bakery.
The hotel is another home to a sauna with relaxation room for those looking for an R&R venue as well as a guest-only gym. Taking advantage of the city’s culture, the dedicated cinema, Cinema Paradiso, hosts a regularly curated series of films with screenings open to both hotel guests and local residents. For guests wanting to take a slice of their stay home with them, the on-site 25-hour stuff store features books, postcards, 25-hour bedding, and its own hotel toy—the Tobito mouse.