The Grand Hotel

What is it like to step into a dream? To walk through doors where the historic Medici family lived and great works of art hung? To stay in a hotel that feels more like a home than your real home? The St. Regis Florence so graciously showed me all of these things as part of their #grandtourista tour. When you walk through the halls, the perfume of Firenze wraps around you and the balcony doors overlooking this magnificent city glide open filling your heart with romance and your soul with visual beauty. For a few lovely nights I lived in a dream, one of true elegance aided by the best personal service I have ever experienced. I’m sure you will believe me when I say my eyes watered with overwhelming beauty and love for the St. Regis, my dream home away from home….

Won’t you look inside with me?



The Spectacular St. Regis Hotel in Florence, Italy

36 thoughts on “The Grand Hotel

  1. VA VA VA VOOM! How delectable Jamie! You’ve truly translated the romance and warmth of Florence through your photos…..I’ve never been, but it’s just as I imagined. I love the image of the sun rising, where it’s just breaking dawn..and the one of the maid. The one of Kevin awakening has the light and composition of the great Renaissance portraits!

  2. Wow! From the canopy bed and chandeliers to the amazing views of the city of Florence from the balcony, it looks like the St. Regis was an amazing home for those days! It looks like it was an absolutely glamorous trip, and the photographs are absolutely magical!

  3. The photograph of Kevin in the softest light is the most beautiful you’ve ever captured!

    Beautiful collection of images of Florence, always a pleasure to peek in on your adventures Jamie.

  4. Incredible hotel and incredible pictures, as always. I can say which one’s my favorite. All of them have such beautiful colours and light. The atmosphere is so warm and classy, wow. You must have enjoyed your trip beyond saying!

  5. OMG, I love the hotel, the interiors and would love to have those extra props too in my hotel bed…er…Room… The view reminded me of the movie, shot in Florence too, “The Room With A View.” I wish to stay there one day!

  6. Lovely photos! Speaking as someone who both lives in Florence and knows the St. Regis, I must say you did a wonderful job capturing the mood and feel of the city! Just one question: could you please provide some further information on the earrings you are wearing in the last two photos?

  7. Gorgeous photographs – very inspirational. You always make me want to keep learning how to use my cameras. Must say, when I stayed in Florence I camped and got eaten by humungous mosquitoes. Not exactly glamorous haha – perhaps next time!

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