Florence – Where History and Hospitality are Your Best Friends

J.K. Place Firenze is the groups flagship property, overlooking the restored Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. We’ve admired J.K. Place Capri and J.K Place Roma for their combi­nation of haute design and comfort and J.K Florence is no exception. What is unique to J.K Florence is the presence of GM Claudio Meli (claudio@jkplace.com; 011-39-055- 264-5181; fax 011 -39-055-265-8387), whose

exuberant love for his birthplace is contagious. Meli has been GM since the hotel opened in 2003 and is credited with organizing Firenze, Si, a cooperative venture among 12 luxury properties with the aim of promoting the city. His pocket-sized book, “J.K. Essential Guide to Florence,” contains his suggestions for shop­pers and sightseers.

Dining at J.K Place Firenze – Italy

The boutique hotel has 20 different rooms decorated in neutral and pastel tones and each comes with a remote control called “the soap,” which operates the light­ing. In both rooms and public areas, there is extensive use of Italian menswear fabrics for upholstery and draperies, resulting in a tailored and comfortable ambiance. Like the J.K. Place hotels in Rome and Capri, this one was designed by Michael Bonan.

Suite Master Bedroom – J.K Place Firenze

There are four Master Rooms, including Room No. 12, which overlooks the expansive piazza. Master Rooms are about 500 square feet and include a full living area with sofa and chairs and a fireplace, as well as the bedroom area with four-poster bed. The bathroom is large, with tub, shower and separate WC. Guests booking Master Suites are entitled to a private transfer from / to the Florence airport.

The 400-square-foot Penthouse Suite, Room No. 24, is on two floors, with the bathroom upstairs and sleeping area down­stairs. From the small terrace (and the bath­tub), there is a view across the red-tiled roofs of the city, including Brunelleschi’s dome.

Penthouse Suite Bathroom

The Panoramic Loft Room, No. 22, overlooks the cathedral of Santa Maria Novella and would suit two couples traveling together, as well as a family. On the lower level of the 500-square-foot suite is a spacious living room with a king-size sofa bed. There is a bathroom with walk-in shower on this level. Upstairs there is a bedroom that can either accom­modate king or twin beds. There is a second bathroom with walk-in shower.

On the top floor of the hotel is a Duplex Junior Suite, Room No. 21, which measures about 400 square feet. Downstairs is a living area with a sofa bed, while the upper level includes the main bedroom (twins or king) and bathroom with walk-in shower. Most rooms at the hotel have a separate bathtub and shower.

For guests wishing complete peace and quiet, J.K Place also has rooms and suites over­looking the courtyard rather than the piazza.

The J.K Terrace on the piazza has both inside and outside dining and the J.K Lounge is available for private events.

To discuss details, ask about dining, or to make booking requests, contact Angela Berti (angela@jkplace.com; 001-39-055-264-5181); fax 011-39-055-265-8387), operations man­ager & head concierge.

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