9. Continentale

Location: Florence

Designer: Michele Bonan

Price: from $1,400 for suites

Salvatore Ferragamo is a recognizably, reliably lux brand. But you won't see that name stamped anywhere in this hotel--this is strictly a business venture. The namesake of the space passed the design/architecture baton to Michele Bonan, who, though conservative in his design, managed something both understated and transportive.

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