Curio Collection by Hilton Brings Artistic Elegance to Florence with Anglo American Hotel Debut

Curio Collection by Hilton Brings Artistic Elegance to Florence with Anglo American Hotel Debut

With design inspired by artistic movements of the early 1900s, Curio Collection by Hilton makes its debut in Florence

(IN SHORT) Hilton introduces its upscale Curio Collection by Hilton brand to Florence with the opening of Anglo American Hotel Florence. Situated in the heart of the city, the hotel boasts 118 rooms and suites alongside a sunlit courtyard, offering guests a blend of historic charm and modern luxury. With design inspiration drawn from the early 1900s, the hotel showcases a vibrant palette and eclectic furnishings curated by Italian architect Chiara Caberlon. Culinary delights await at the Whisper Wine Bar and Courtyard, a cultural salon reminiscent of the 1930s British expatriate community, while Vivi Bistro serves up local and international cuisine. Set to be a cultural hub, the hotel is within walking distance of Florence’s renowned landmarks and offers guests the opportunity to earn rewards through the Hilton Honors loyalty program.

(PRESS RELEASE) FLORENCE, Italy and McLEAN, Va., 2024-Apr-5 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton (NYSE: HLT) has opened Anglo American Hotel Florence, Curio Collection by Hilton, joining 36 trading hotels under Hilton brands in Italy. With 118 rooms and suites and a sun-drenched interior courtyard, this hotel is the latest addition to Hilton’s rapidly growing Curio Collection by Hilton portfolio.

“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.”

“Curio Collection by Hilton continues to grow worldwide, each property offering guests an immersive, one-of-a-kind experiences inspired by the locale,” said Jenna Hackett, global brand head, Curio Collection by Hilton. “With over 130 years of history, Anglo American Hotel Florence, Curio Collection by Hilton’s storied past comes to life through its elevated design, culinary offerings and inviting guest rooms. A milestone opening for the brand, Anglo American Hotel Florence is set to offer travelers a truly bespoke stay in one of Italy’s most sought-after destinations.”

Claudia Bisaccioni, sales manager, Anglo American Hotel Florence, Curio Collection by Hilton, said, “We’re delighted to welcome visitors to Anglo American Hotel Florence, Curio Collection by Hilton. Originally built in 1892 as one of the first hotels in Florence that has also hosted Leo Tolstoy and Maria Callas among its former guests, the fully renovated Anglo American Hotel Florence will retain its historic and elegant grandeur. Conveniently located in Florence’s historic city centre, the hotel offers a guest experience complete with all the modern amenities and conveniences that define a truly exceptional stay.”

Eclectic Art-Inspired Design

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. With a focus on preserving key historical features while introducing a modern and elegant design, the newly opened hotel features guest rooms 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.

Whisper Wine Bar and Courtyard

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. 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.

Vivi Bistro

Offering local and international cuisine using local and seasonal ingredients, Vivi Bistro serves a morning buffet breakfast offering, lunch and dinner. The restaurant’s soft colour palette and refined design is the perfect location to enjoy a curated selection of charcuterie and cheeses, Italian pasta and traditional local desserts.

Anglo American Hotel Florence, Curio Collection by Hilton is conveniently located within a 15-minute 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.

Guests of all Hilton properties are able to benefit from the award-winning Hilton Honors guest loyalty programme, allowing more than 180 million members who book directly with Hilton to earn Points for hotel stays and experiences. Hilton Honors members can also unlock access to instant rewards and benefits, such as contactless check-in with room selection and exclusive member discounts.

Anglo American Hotel Florence is located at Via Solferino 6, Florence. For more information, or to make a reservation, travelers may visit the hotel website or send a email to

About Hilton

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About Curio Collection by Hilton

Curio Collection by Hilton is a global portfolio of 160 individually remarkable hotels hand-picked to immerse guests in one-of-a-kind moments in the world’s most sought-after destinations. Each hotel in the Curio Collection evokes a bespoke story through distinctive architecture and design, world-class food & beverage and curated experiences, while providing the benefits of Hilton and its award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors. Experience Curio Collection by Hilton by booking at or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Curio Collection by Hilton at, and follow the brand on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

About Anglo American Hotel Florence, Curio Collection by Hilton

Built at the end of the 19th-century and located in the heart of timeless Florence, the Anglo American Hotel Florence, a Curio Collection by Hilton, is the perfect choice for the curious traveler looking for out-of-the-ordinary experiences in the local surroundings including the multiple shops and restaurants, as well as unconventional ways to enjoy eternal art masterpieces in person. Immerse yourself in the bold and colorful atmosphere of the renovated 118 rooms & suites where designer furnishings and stylish elements reinterpret the revolutionary arts of the early 1900s with a mix of unusual and intriguing details. The Whisper Wine Bar & Courtyard, the Vivi Bistrot, the gym, and 2 meeting rooms for up to 70 people, complete the offer.

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