In the heart of downtown Florence, in Piazza Santa Maria Novella, just a few steps from the Renaissance church bearing the same name, one of these rare, extraordinary islands in the sea of life can be found: JK Place. An absolutely special hotel experience is hidden away behind a charming door. This environment is conceived and signed by the architect Michele Bonan, Florentine author of prestigious hotels in the whole world, in particular in Italy, his motherland, but also in Miami. Important work of reorganization was conducted: the vast range of materials used was orchestrated with a master hand in the entire edifice with simplicity and is rich of visible surprises and tactile pleasures.
J.K. Place is unique in many ways: it is a space sublimated in the beauty of the urban context. In the beginning a palace revealed under the sign of Medici. As soon as you enter, you are immediately immersed in a refined atmosphere thanks to the subtle blend of the warm reception and surrounding harmony. Each room reserves a surprise: the alternation of materials, of the traditional and modern features creates an elegant balance.
On the ground floor, a room with a high ceiling and its marble fireplace with a view on the piazza is associated to the modern furnishing. Guests are then accompanied inside a beautiful suggestive library; there, behind a door is hidden the elevator, thus demonstrating once again that nothing has been left to chance...
At the bottom of the corridor a large room opens up with a light original stone paving, which was formerly the interior court of the building, now dedicated to breakfasts which can be taken at a large central table together with the other residents: a place to share together the first moments of the day.
By the staircase or the elevator, one reaches the rooms and suites, which are distributed on four levels. All corridors are paved with stone, thus giving the impression to be outside a private apartment. You make a way then in personalized worlds, almost intimate, contrarily to the common parts of the hotel. One finds there colors, matters and forms which took their roots in the modern one and decline the topics of the past, thus offering to his visitor an exceptional voyage.
Fine compromise between the design and the contemporary spirit of the Florentine past, “J.K. Place” is a place that we leave with nostalgia.