The Westin Excelsior, Florence, Italy
15th century Westin Excelsior is located in the heart of Florence, dominating the Piazza Ognissanti
By Robin Roth on 29 August 2010 in Travel Articles
The entrance to the 15th century Westin Excelsior located in the heart of Florence is through revolving doors that lead to a stunning entrance decorated with terracotta, frescoes, marble and precious woods.
Also featured is the Heavenly Bath(SM), custom-designed shower with two heads. Suites are fitted with Bang & Olufsen BeoCenters with TV and CD/DVD player and Multimedia Quadriga system available (high-speed internet connection.
The Terrace Restaurant .offers alfresco dinging I was able enjoy brilliant Florentine cuisine while enjoying breathtaking historic views overthe banks of the romantic Arno River, the magnificent Church ll Cestello and the Ponte Vecchio Bridge.
The building was once owned by the noble family of Boccaccio who used it as their residence. It was bought by the Gondi family and later became the property of Londomez, who was most likely the first to use it as a hotel. Since then a whole sting of celebrities have spent a night or two here including the Shah of Persia, the Romanov family, Emperor William II of Prussia, the Dukes of Windsor, Princess Margaret of England, Elena of Romania, Queen Sofia of Greece, the King of Yugoslavia, the English Prime Minister W. Churchill and Johann Strauss and Sophia Loren,
The hotel also offers: Concierge Service – 24 hour front desk – Parking available –Babysitter upon request – Room Service – Business Center – Car Rental Service – Laundry/Valet – Safety deposit boxes – Some pets allowed - Tour Service –choose from more than one hundred CDs and latest movies, hotel services on line) – Wake up service available – Traditional massage on request – Westin Workout – Personal shopper on request The Westin Excelsior Hotel offers Workout amenities 24 hours a day every day.
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