When Italy’s finest luxury travel consultant, Merrion Charles talks passionately about a property, I have to check it out. This time, Merrion strongly recommended JK Place, Firenze, now one of my favourite
J.K. Place, Firenze
Claudio Meli, the General Manager of J.K. Place, Firenze is a man of impeccable standards and a true Italian (in all the good way’s). The mastermind behind the property and the reason why it is widely known as the chicest place to be in Florence. Just ask, Mr. Christian Louboutin who not only stayed with his team but used the iconic summer terrace to have drinks and light refreshments with global media and VIP’s during the recent Pitti event. The event was a huge success blending both the elegance and sophistciaton of J.K. Place, Firenze with one of the most iconic luxury shoe brands on the globe.
Clauido Meli & Lee Joseph at the Christian Louboutin Pitti event held at J.K. Place, Firenze.
Claudio, is very consistent in the fact that this hotel is not a hotel but a house, telling me often ‘this is your home in Florence’. This was proved correct as post my stay in the super elegant and spacious, J.K Master Room, I was always treated like a friend returning. Calling in one morning for a cappuccino, the team still remembered my name (even carving it out chocolate powder on the top of my coffee) then presented to me by the charming Andreas on a silver tray with flowers and home made treats fresh from the kitchen. Reflecting on my stay in the Master Room, I recall enjoying a glass of brunello in a suitably chic over-sized glass whilst looking out at the historic S.M. Novella Square and its homonymous splendid cathedral which was in direct site. The room had an open-space of 50 mq (500 sqf) in size, embellished with a decorative fireplace and a precious crystal chandelier, romantic four poster bed (European king-bed), comfortable living section with a white king-size sofa-bed and a design table or consol. Complete with refined pearl grey wall to wall carpet, bathtub & shower, walk-in closet, LED Satellite TV, with sports and movie channels, telephone, free WI-FI internet access, complimentary mini-bar, safe.
Whether staying at J.K. Place, Firenze or elsewhere it would be a crime to visit Florence and not at least sample the hospitality offerings. You have the J.K. champagne bar, the J.K. lounge, J.K. Sunday brunch the J.K. terrace and the incredible J.K. restaurant.
J.K. Place, Firenze is perfect all year round. Stay warm by the fireplace in the winter months or feel the sun on your face via the J.K terrace in the summer.