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Hotel Brunelleschi in the Top Five in Florence according to Travel + Leisure

Jan. 2nd, 2020

In its 2019 World’s Best Awards, Travel + Leisure features again the historic Florentine hotel among the best five thanks to its location, service, charm and the Byzantine tower.

The renowned US magazine dedicated to the world of travel and lifestyle, ranks the Hotel Brunelleschi on 3rd place among the 5 best hotels in Florence in its World's Best Awards based on the opinions of readers who are invited, as in previous years, to share their travel experiences. The hotels have been evaluated keeping in mind different characteristics: location, property, service, restaurant and overall value. Travel + Leisure, has been dedicating for years special attention and gratifications to the Hotel Brunelleschi in Florence, the favorite with experienced, demanding and sophisticated travelers who have always recognized its excellence and to whom the iconic Hotel Brunelleschi dedicates this coveted award.
Florence is the city that more than any other embodies the dreams of all those, foreign or local, looking for Italian charm: evocative of a lifestyle that includes beauty, history, tradition and elegance. A tourist destination par excellence throughout the year, it boasts a vast and high level of accommodation facilities. After a multimillion-dollar renovation, carried out thanks to owners that believed in the management project of the General Manager Claudio Catani, already awarded in 2016 as the “Top General Manager of the Year Worldwide” by Luxury Travel Advisor and have always supported it, the Hotel Brunelleschi in Florence, a unique and exclusive jewel, has positioned itself over the years at the top of the most luxurious and prestigious hotels of Florence and of the world thanks to extraordinary levels of service, strategic location, style and charm. 
Appreciated by discerning guests looking for an element that makes their stay special, featured in guides and sites specialized in luxury tourism, the Brunelleschi Hotel is not new to the awards that testify to its high standards. Right from the entrance, the guest feels a special atmosphere, an enveloping ambiance with a mélange of epochs reflecting the history of the building but projecting contemporary lightness. In its 2019 World's Best Awards" survey, Travel + Leisure rewards the sophisticated Hotel Brunelleschi with a score of 93.20, mentioning its position in a quiet square, its elegance and the peculiar Byzantine tower incorporated in the facade, the oldest building in the city, that is part of the historical heritage of Florence. The Pagliazza Tower Suite, located just inside the circular tower, offers a unique and spectacular view of Brunelleschi's dome. 

The Brunelleschi Hotel
The doorway opens onto a cozy square in the heart of Florence, a few steps from the Duomo, Palazzo della Signoria and the Uffizi Gallery: the hotel is surrounded by the shopping streets and the most famous museums of the city. The building includes a Byzantine tower dating from the 6th century and a medieval church, completely renovated yet respecting the original features. Inside, a private museum displays exhibits found during the tower restoration and a bath of Roman origin, now set in the foundations. The Brunelleschi Hotel is part of the Florentine Historical Businesses. The hotel has been renovated in a very elegant contemporary -classic style, where soft shades and the gray color of the typical local stone predominate.

The Santa Elisabetta Restaurant is the hotel's gourmet restaurant and one of the finest gastronomic addresses in Florence. It was featured in the Michelin Guide 2019 with the symbol of the Michelin Plate and 3 “covers”; in the Gambero Rosso Guide 2019 with the rating of 2 “forks” and in the L'Espresso with one “hat”. Located in an intimate dining room with only 7 tables on the first floor of the Byzantine tower that is part of the hotel, it boasts an enviable location, a sophisticated atmosphere and a refined cuisine. It is open Tuesday to Saturday, 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm. Every Friday and Saturday it hosts a food and wine festival. Since 2017 the menu is signed by Chef Rocco De Santis. The team is completed by Restaurant Manager Domenico Napolitano and Sommelier Alessandro Fè.

The more informal "Osteria della Pagliazza" opens every day from 12:30 to 2:30 pm and from
7:30 to 10:30 pm. Located on the ground floor of the hotel, during the summer it also has outdoor
tables in the charming square in front of the hotel and offers a delicious menu of dishes based on
local ingredients.

More information:
Brunelleschi Hotel
Via de’ Calzaiuoli – Piazza Santa Elisabetta 3 – 50122 Firenze
Tel. 055/27370 – Fax 055/219653

Hotel Brunelleschi in the Top Five in Florence according to Travel + Leisure