What are Michael Chiarello’s favorite hotels?
The Ferragamo hotel [Hotel Lungarno] near the Ponte Vecchio in Florence last year was my best stay. It was opposite of The Ritz-Carlton, where everything is kind of matchy-matchy, Persian rugs. It’s a contemporary hotel. It’s in a style that only the Ferragamos can do. It definitely felt like you were in somebody’s home. It was a little more lofty. All the wood is light as opposed to dark. The linens were tans and whites. In a busy bustling city, there’s some serenity to the design that really, really works, like a pair of Ferragamo loafers. It’s a timeless design.