As soon as guests step through the doors of Gallery Hotel Art, it is immediately apparent that this is no ordinary hotel. The warm and welcoming decor, filled with dark wood furnishings and clean lines, speaks to its famous owner's tastes while also accented by top-tier art. Part of the Lungarno Collection located in Florence, Italy, Gallery Hotel Art was created by fashion designer Salvatore Ferragamo, the purveyor of Italian cool. And to set itself apart from the equally chic and luxurious hotels under this designer's umbrella, the hotel often hosts must-see art shows. Currently, a Marilyn Monroe photo exhibit is on display.
Dreamed up by Florentine architect Michele Bönan, Gallery Hotel Art is comprised of 74 rooms with chic details including chrome lamps, tan leather blinds and crisp white linens. A quiet sanctuary away from all the tourist activity in the city, Gallery Hotel Art is nevertheless a site worth enjoying itself.