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Lema: Glance Hotel, Florence - Italy

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omfort melts with elegance, and modern simplicity with the history of this city. In Florence, the building which houses the four star Glance Hotel dates from the early fifties, and after a detailed refurbishment it’s now a magical, original and cosmopolitan space.

Its interior has been especially designed to welcome the modern-day traveller, who needs to be connected to the outside world at all times. The lounge bar is the heart of the Glance Hotel, a space where you can unwind on large sofas, use free Wi-Fi, read a newspaper or eat a snack. However, you can also enjoy an intimate conversation in the Social Zone, in other words a large patio filled with scented flowers and aromatic herbs.

Here, crisp elegance and total relaxation are the underlying principles which bring the whole interior together. All pieces of furniture are by Italian brand Lema. The social spaces are decorated with Cloud sofas by Francesco Rota, coffee tables Sign by Studio Kairos and ottomans by Officinadesign Lema, and their playful silhouettes are a clear nod to conviviality. What’s more, the 69 bedrooms bring a sense of restfulness and tailor-made luxury together: from the welcome gift to the free minibar, to the espresso coffee maker for breakfasts in bed to extra-large showers in the bathroom, every single details has been planned to turn mundane activities into proper rituals.

Finally, go to the sixth floor if you feel the need to treat yourself. Here, you’ll find a large roof terrace with breathtaking views of the city’s skyline, and a luxurious pool which is also open in the evenings. Without a doubt, this setting is ideal for unwinding after a long day, gazing at the Florentine sunset. And you can take one last look at the starry sky, before retreating into this dreamy metropolitan abode.

 

Where: Glance Hotel, 23 via Nazionale, Florence, Italy

 

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