Gallery Hotel Art
Only a two-minute walk from the Ponte Vecchio, the 74-room Gallery Hotel Art is popular with members of the fashion industry thanks to its stylish interiors by local designer Michele Bönan. The lobby doubles as a contemporary photography exhibit, while the library lounge is furnished with neutral linen—upholstered couches and shelves lined with 400 books, mostly art-related. Outfitted with dark wood and Tuscan stone, the guestrooms contain black-and-white photos of the city, handmade leather furnishings, and in the top-floor suites, views of the Florence Cathedral. The Asian-inspired Fusion Bar & Restaurant is a popular after-work destination for chic Florentines.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.