The St. Regis Florence is 500 m from Il Duomo and within 1 km (0.6 mi) of the Church of Santa Maria Novella, the Ponte Vecchio, and the Uffizi Gallery. The Statue of David is approximately 1 km (0.6 mi) from the hotel.
Built in the 1400s, The St. Regis Florence was originally a palace designed for a family of nobles; it became a hotel in the 19th century. Since then, celebrated figures from around the world have visited. The St. Regis Florence's stained-glass ceilings, panoramic city views, and intricate Renaissance architecture recall Florence's status as a major trade center during the Renaissance, a place whose riches supported the building of lavish private homes.
The hotel's Etichetta restaurant offers Mediterranean cuisine for lunch and dinner, while Cantinetta boasts a wine cellar with more than 200 labels. The hotel serves buffet breakfast every morning for a surcharge. The St. Regis Florence provides a full-service spa, Iridium Suites by Clarins, an exercise center and concierge services. This Florence hotel also includes a business center and meeting rooms. High-speed wireless Internet access is available for an extra charge.
Some of The St. Regis Florence's rooms are decorated in 19th-century Empire style, while others evoke the aesthetics of the Italian Renaissance. Frescoes on this Florence hotel's walls echo the rooms' Renaissance look. All guestrooms offer wired and wireless Internet access (surcharge applies). Rooms also provide air conditioning, iPod docking stations and a multimedia system that offers movies and music in several languages.