HELVETIA & BRISTOL
HOTEL HELVETIA & BRISTOL is one of twelve properties owned and operated by the Star Hotel Collezione luxury hotel chain, which offers exceptional accommodations in the heart of some of Italy’s and the world’s greatest cities. The hotels in this superb collection stand out for their stunning locations, refined and elegant interiors, and flawless service. Designed to showcase quintessential Italian culture and style, Hotel Helvetia & Bristol features frescoed halls decorated with modern art, marble bathrooms with bathtubs, and cozy restaurants and bars operated by friendly, impeccably trained staff. The Hotel Helvetia & Bristol is not only one of the most luxurious and prestigious hotels in Florence but also an important symbol of its history. Due to its wonderful location and superb service, illustrious members of the international elite have long chosen the Helvetia & Bristol as their residence, including Nobel Prize winners Enrico Fermi, Bertrand Russell, and Mikhail Gorbachev.
Restored to its former aristocratic splendor, the hotel is a model of refined elegance in both its public spaces, which include a cozy library and a winter garden with Liberty-style glass ceiling, and throughout its rooms and suites. These accommodations are as luxurious as they are comfortable, with historic paintings, splendid inlaid tables, Chinese bronze and porcelain lamps, and silk and brocade fabrics. Located in the heart of Florence, the hotel is a short walk from the Palazzo Strozzi, a masterpiece of Florentine Renaissance architecture. The city’s magnificent Duomo is right around the corner, fronted by Giotto’s Campanile, where intrepid climbers to the top are rewarded with some of the most glorious views of the city. When you need to refresh, head back to the hotel and enjoy the impeccable service, Old World elegance, and fine food and drink of the Hostaria Bibendum restaurant. In summer you can also enjoy the outdoor dining space with a view of Palazzo Strozzi. Another outstanding culinary feature is the hotel’s Sunday brunch, an authentic recreation of the traditional American Jazz and Blues brunch, showcasing local ingredients and flavors.