Fans of the Portrait Suites in Rome will be thrilled to learn that a sister hotel will be opening in Florence next year. The Ferragamo-owned Lungarno Collection is expanding with the launch of Portrait Firenze next year. Overlooking the Arno River and the famous Ponte Vecchio, the hotel will have 34 rooms and suites, and they promise to be stylish (this is Ferragamo we’re talking about). Think custom-designed contemporary furniture, Carrara marble bathrooms, and fine fabrics in haute couture tradition. The top digs will be the Signature Suite, sprawling across 1400 square feet.
To quote from the official website: “Portrait is about living the best part of the city, where a sense of calm and tranquility is reminiscent of a lavish townhouse.” We like the sound of the free wifi and the “abundantly stocked Portrait Honour bar.”
Guests will also benefit from the connected concierge team, and their rolodex of insider addresses. Besides booking restaurant reservations at the city’s latest “it” spots, they can arrange private gourmet walking tours through the markets and wine tasting in Tuscan vineyards. HotelChatter found rates from €550 ($730) a night (in a Portrait Studio) starting May 1, 2014. For more information, visit www.portraitfirenze.com.