Curio Collection by Hilton opens in the heart of the Tuscan capital

With design inspired by artistic movements of the early 1900s, Curio Collection by Hilton makes its debut in Florence, with the opening of Anglo American Hotel Florence…

umbrellas in hotel courtyard in Florence

Originally built in the 19th century and located in the heart of the popular Tuscany region, Anglo American Hotel Florence, Curio Collection by Hilton is now open following an intensive renovation project curated by Italian architect Chiara Caberlon, after the acquisition in 2021 by the Fund Star II. Fund Star II is an alternative real estate investment fund reserved for professional investors and managed by Castello sgr, an Italian company specialising in the promotion and management of alternative investment products with a specific focus on real estate.


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With a focus on preserving key historical features while introducing a modern and elegant design, the newly opened hotel features guestrooms with a distinctive palette made of rich, vibrant colours to create an eclectic, unconventional atmosphere. Celebrating artwork from the 1920s, intriguing details and furnishings can be found throughout the hotel. Catering to a variety of guest needs, the hotel also features a modern gym as well as two meeting rooms able to accommodate up to 70 people.

black and white stripe art deco inspired bathroom in Hilton hotel Florence

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“Tuscany’s natural beauty and unique culture has drawn visitors from all over the world for decades,” said Simon Vincent, Executive Vice President & President, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Hilton.“ Characterised by its distinctive design and locally inspired dining options, Anglo American Hotel Florence, Curio Collection by Hilton is a remarkable addition to Florence’s vibrant hotel scene. Welcoming millions of visitors every year with its renaissance art, historic architecture and illustrious heritage, Florence has an incredible list of things to do and places to see, and we take immense pride in opening our newest Hilton property here and extending a warm welcome to our guests.”

bar and seating in whispers wine bar in Florence

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Playing jazz and soul music, Whisper Wine Bar and Courtyard was the cultural salon where the British ladies’ community ‘Scorpions’ used to meet during the 1930s and gossip on Florentine life with biting criticism. This community of British women expatriates served as the muse for the film Tea with Mussolini. Whisper sits at the centre of the hotel serving a plethora of drinks including signature cocktails and Tuscan wines.

period style bistro in Florence hotel

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The open-air courtyard houses a serene inner garden encouraging visitors to bask in the Tuscan sun or take cover in the shade under one of the many parasols. The multi-purpose space seamlessly transforms to a venue capable of hosting a diverse range of gatherings, from thoughtfully curated events on literature, poetry and art exhibitions to vibrate live music and performances.

The hotel is conveniently located within walking distance from renowned palaces, churches and museums abundant with Renaissance artworks, showcasing masterpieces by eminent figures like Giotto, Brunelleschi, Botticelli, and Michelangelo, alongside Florence’s celebrated architecture. Notable nearby landmarks include the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Piazza Duomo, the Uffizi Palace and Gallery, the Accademia Gallery and the iconic Ponte Vecchio bridge spanning the Arno river.

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