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The Brunelleschi Hotel featured in the List of the World's Best Hotels by TRAVEL + LEISURE 2021 T+L 500

Feb. 17th, 2021

Florence, 17th February 2021 – ​The prestigious US travel magazine includes the historic Florentine hotel among the world’s most exclusive properties not to be missed.

The Brunelleschi Hotel has been recognised as one of the world’s most exclusive hotels by Travel + Leisure T+L 500. Drawing on the Travel + Leisure 2020 World’s Best Awards readers’ survey results, Travel + Leisure has selected the 500 best hotels around the world by naming them to this year’s T+L 500 list. Very few properties are chosen for their luxurious style, charm, central location, panoramic view, excellent service and gourmet restaurant. Among these, the Brunelleschi Hotel has been included thanks to those unique features that make it truly special: in addition to being luxurious and full of charm, it offers exclusive suites with breathtaking views of Brunelleschi's dome, an intimate 2-star Michelin gourmet restaurant, a privileged location a few steps from the Cathedral and, unique in the world, the oldest Byzantine tower in Florence embedded in its facade. 

The Brunelleschi Hotel was included by Travel + Leisure in the "2020 World's Best Awards" last July and is featured among Florence’s "Top 5" specifically for its unique characteristics: its elegance; the particularity of the Byzantine tower embedded in its façade; the Santa Elisabetta Restaurant, recently awarded its second Michelin star; its location in a quiet square a few steps from the Cathedral and above all for the attentive, kind and very helpful staff.  

Each year, Travel + Leisure (www.travelandleisure.com) readers, America's most famous travel magazine with a readership of about 8.1 million, share their views on destinations, urban hotels, resorts and more through the World's Best Awards poll. Hotels are evaluated by location, type, services, restaurant and overall value. On the basis of the previous year's poll results, the 500 best hotels in the world are included in the annual T + L 500 list. The Travel + Leisure 2021 T+L 500 list is featured in the March issue of Travel + Leisure, on newsstands from 19th February. Each annual award is a reference point for the numerous readers and the properties featured in the list, divided into eight geographical regions, represent a reliable and indispensable source of information for millions of experienced, demanding, sophisticated travelers, attentive to every little detail, who are inspired and guided by the magazine in organizing their next trip, anywhere and at any time. 

“We are really proud of this prestigious recognition and we dedicate it first of all to our Customers, whom we deeply thank for the trust they have been giving our hotel for years. Also, special thanks certainly go to the precious and irreplaceable Brunelleschi Team and to our Owners, who have always believed in our hospitality vision, which is so special that it has allowed us to achieve some of the most coveted goals ", says General Manager Claudio Catani. 

Over the years, the Brunelleschi Hotel has received numerous awards including, last May, the "Top Luxury Boutique Hotel in Europe" award from Luxury Travel Advisor, the only Italian hotel to have won at European level, and last October the "Readers' Choice Award” by Condé Nast Traveler, as one of the “Top 10 Hotels in Florence”. In 2015 Luxury Travel Advisor also awarded the General Manager Claudio Catani as "Top General Manager of the Year Worldwide".  

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 its 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 elegent contemporary yet classic style, where soft shades and the gray color of the typical local stone predominate.
The Santa Elisabetta Restaurant is the hotel's fine dining restaurant and one of the finest gastronomic addresses in Florence. It was awarded two stars in the Michelin Guide 2021; in the Gambero Rosso Guide 2021 with the rating of 2 “forks” and in the L'Espresso 2020 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, 12.30 pm to 02:30 pm and 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm. Since 2017 the menu is signed by Chef Rocco De Santis.

The more informal "Osteria Pagliazza" is located on the ground floor of the hotel and 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.

For more information:
Ufficio Stampa Travel Marketing 2, Roma 
Alessandra Amati Cell. 335 8111049 
E-mail alessandra.amati@travelmarketing2.com or info@travelmarketing2.com 

The Brunelleschi Hotel featured in the List of the World's Best Hotels by TRAVEL + LEISURE 2021 T+L 500