Reopening of the Gallery Hotel Art in Florence

The arrival of sunny days coincides with the reopening of the Gallery Hotel Art in Florence, part of the Lungarno Collection group, a hotel management company belonging to the Ferragamo family. The opportunity to plan a trip to Tuscany to try the first ice cream of the season and admire the Italian Renaissance masterpieces in the heart of the city, or discover the hidden treasures that only the locals know about.

Quietly located in a courtyard near the Arno and Ponte Vecchio and close to the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, with its 69 rooms, 2 Suites and 3 Penthouses, the Gallery Hotel Art is a 4-star boutique hotel designed by the Florentine architect Michele Bönan, in a resolutely contemporary style, which appeals to fashion and art enthusiasts.

The bed, with a linear design, is adorned with a handcrafted leather headboard. The furniture, in wenge wood in warm brown tones, enhances natural light. Soft cotton sheets and cashmere blankets underline the warmth and refinement of the Gallery Hotel’s welcome. From some rooms guests can enjoy a splendid view of the Arno and Florence’s monumental masterpieces, while the other rooms overlook one of the most typical streets of the historic center, Borgo SS Apostoli.

The Fusion Bar & Restaurant is a Florentine institution: a popular spot for mixology lovers thanks to the talented bartenders. The bar counter, the true axis of the place, interacts with the innovative cuisine, which attracts both foreign and local travelers.

Since the spring of 2022, next to the main bar, there is the new Raw Bar, which surprises with a mix of transversal proposals of the great classics, such as oysters and caviar, or the traditional tartar, with proposals of exquisite fusion of enriched flavors of vegetarian dishes. The restaurant has an interior room and an exterior booth.

The Fusion Bar & Restaurant is open from Thursday to Monday from 5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

The Gallery Hotel Art has art in its DNA. The hotel was created to host art exhibitions in its common areas: artists who have exhibited include Steven Klein, David LaChapelle, Lise Sarfati, Hans Van DerMeer, Eliott Erwitt and Andy Warhol. From April 13, 2022, place the famous photographer Alan Gelati with an exhibition entitled “ my lights and shadows which presents a selection of his most emblematic portraits and close-ups, of sculpted bodies, in black and white, presented for the first time in Italy. Fashion, beauty and celebrities: Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn, Francis Ford Coppola, Eva Herzigova, Janet Jackson, Yasmin and Amber Le Bon, Anya Taylor Joy are among the star system, fashion, film and music personalities immortalized by artist Alan Gelati during his vast artistic career.

The Library lounge-library is a reading space where elements of contemporary design interact in perfect harmony with an elegant library in precious woods, with works of art and costumes, and a collection of emblematic objects from travels and experiences around the world. In the morning a copious breakfast buffet is served, while in the afternoon the lounges are at guests’ disposal. The layout of the rooms is characterized by a linear design, with a handcrafted touch (leather details on the handles, headboards and stools), in a stimulating exchange between dark tones and light effects.

About the Lungarno Collection
Founded in 1995, Lungarno Collection is the hotel management company owned by the Ferragamo family, chaired by Leonardo Ferragamo, who has passed on the same principles of style and consistency that have distinguished the Salvatore Ferragamo fashion house throughout the world. Lungarno Collection was born in Florence where it has 4 hotels, unique places in a privileged location around the Ponte Vecchio and with a panoramic view of the city (Hotel Lungarno, Gallery Hotel Art, Portrait Firenze and Hotel Continentale). Also in Florence, the group’s Dining Collection includes 3 restaurants (the Michelin-starred restaurant Borgo San Jacopo – Caffè dell’Oro and The Fusion Bar & Restaurant) and 2 bars (La Terrazza at the Hotel Continentale and Picteau Cocktail Bar at the Hotel Lunarno).
The Portrait hotel brand is also part of the Lungarno Collection, which today has 3 establishments in 3 Italian cities: Portrait Roma – Portrait Firenze and Portrait Milano (new opening in August 2022).

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