On 1 July the TSH Firenze Lavagnini opens, as a hybrid concept hotel: a co-living and co-working space of 20,000 m2 with 390 rooms, a pool on the roof and a spectacular view.
For the Dutch group The Student Hotel founded by Charlie MacGregor, Florence represents the first opening in Italy.
The concept is based on connectivity of people, bringing together “millennials and perennials” in a space that stands out for its design, technology and avant-garde services (co-working, study halls, bar, cafe, shop, fitness room, swimming pool and much more). Not a hostel but a new hospitality concept aimed at students, travelers and businessmen.
Following a restoration that cost 50 million euros, the historic building from 1864, known to the locals as Palazzo Addormentato, becomes a creative center for people on the move and local young professionals.
The playful design pays tribute to street art, done by an in-house team of TSH in collaboration with Rizoma Architetture and the studio Archea Associati. The community areas are enlivened by a mixture of traditional local materials, colorful graphics and geometric motifs.
The energetic, stimulating atmosphere encourages connectivity between students, guests and locals, offering multiple shared spaces, indoor and outdoor lounge areas, entertainment zones, a large shared kitchen, quiet study rooms, various meeting rooms and an auditorium.
The 390 rooms are suitable for young and not-so-young travelers, for stays ranging from one night to one year.
The OOO – Out Of the Ordinary restaurant has been created in collaboration with the founders of the Florentine restaurant-cafe La Menagere.
TSH Collab is a livable shared workspace based on the requests of the community for hybrid co-working spaces.
Finally, the entertainment space is the VIP Suite of the hotel, ideal for special events. The unit of 55 m2 has a private terrace with a view of the hills, and a bedroom with a view of the cathedral.