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The Student Hotel Florence

Wed 02 May 2018 3:56 PM

The Student Hotel Florence Lavagnini is much more than just student rooms. The co-living, co-working hybrid brings this vibrant format to Italy for the first time at Florence Lavagnini.



After a 24-month renovation, the nearly 20,000-square metre property designed by Giuseppe Poggi in 1864, will breathe new life into the Lavagnini area, fronted by the Fortezza da Basso gardens. Originally built for diplomatic needs, the “dream palace” was used for many years as a public office space. Maintaining its stunning 19th-century façade, The Student Hotel Florence Lavagnini has been fully refurbished inside, mirroring the successful template previously established by the ever-expanding brand in the Netherlands.



A blend of historic creativity and strong local tradition, until now Florence has been lacking a truly modern centre for culture-craving locals and internationals to feel at home.

The Student Hotel Florence Lavagnini fills that gap. As Founder and CEO of The Student Hotel Charlie MacGregor put it, “With every Student Hotel we create the best space so guests can discover their purpose and change the world. Florence Lavagnini has exceeded every expectation. It is quite simply exquisite. This is the best example yet of The Student Hotel’s Complete Connected Community, catering for everyone, with the highest standards.”


The 390-room property is much more than a hotel, student residence or co-working space. From the rooftop pool and skybar, with exceptional views of the city skyline (see this month’s cover of The Florentine), to the central courtyard with its super-sized graffiti installation, The Student Hotel Florence Lavagnini is a destination in its own right.



In partnership with restaurant La Ménagére, The Student Hotel Florence Lavagnini guests can savour expertly mixed cocktails beside the rooftop pool, an espresso coffee in the public piazza open to all or anywhere on the open-space ground floor of the main building. The communal spaces will be filled with a playful variety of shops and services, including a restaurant experience across an eclectic kaleidoscope of spaces and ambiences in a secret and amazing concept from the much-loved local brand.



Local businesses, entrepreneurs, freelancers, students and visiting businesspeople can take a desk or meeting room in the co-working space, TSH Collab, which will inspire training and learners alike in its smart space vaunting advanced audio-visual technology. Indeed, one of the aims of TSH Florence is to foster brilliant talent and sparkling futures with the orange-hued co-lab acting as an incubator for the city’s—and the world’s—next generation. Plus, the large-scale auditorium promises to be another space in Florence to hold outstanding private and public events.


The Student Hotel Florence Lavagnini: this summer’s massive opening for Florence. We’ll see you on the roof, poolside, gazing at the Duomo over cocktails—that’s a promise.





The Student Hotel Florence Lavagnini Factfile

How to book /

Location / viale S. Lavagnini 70-72, Florence

Number of rooms / 390 rooms: nine room types including executive, family rooms and suites

Size: 20,000 m2


Facilities / library, study areas, meeting and conference rooms, an incubator for start-ups, a games room, gym and bike rental, rooftop swimming pool, TSH Collab co-working and auditorium. A courtyard will become a public plaza, with a café, a restaurant and other services.



BedTalks Florence to host 100+ game-changing speakers


The Student Hotel Florence Lavagnini will open its doors  for the first time on Thursday, June 7 with BedTalks, The Student Hotel’s signature free-thinking festival.

This unique, free event, is open to everyone; a celebration to introduce and welcome the hotel to the whole community. BedTalks Florence Lavagnini will focus on fashion, art, education and modern entrepreneurism, with speakers from around the world to share stories, experiences and knowledge, in addition to committing to projects that create a better world for all.


BedTalks Florence will also feature the first BedTalks livestream to bring the conversations, connections and inspiration beyond the festival itself. With more than 100 speakers confirmed to speak at the event, the first 20 to be announced are a host of names from fashion, music,
design, medicine, business and humanitarian fields including fashion director Daniele Cavalli, DJ Marco Faraone, cultural entrepreneur Paolo Petrocelli, politician Anna Paola Concia, and The Florentine’s editor in chief Helen Farrell.

An overview of all announced speakers is now online.



During BedTalks The Student Hotel facilitates ground-breaking commitments. The best idea will be rewarded with a 365 Pack: 365 days of free office space, 365 hours of free meeting rooms, 365 cups of coffee, 365 paper clips and 36.5% discount on hotel rooms to make his or her vision reality.


There will also be a variety of workshops, music performances, performing art, food and drinks between 3 and 9pm. Look out for street art by Sedicente Moradi, textile workshops by Prato-based Lottozero and much more.


BedTalks is open to all by pre-registration:



About TSH > The Student Hotel’s co-living, co-working business model provides a unique hybrid destination for a fast-growing international community. The developer, investor and operator has 4,392 rooms in 10 locations including: Rotterdam, Amsterdam, The Hague, Groningen, Eindhoven, Maastricht and Paris, and two TSH Campus sites in Barcelona. The Student Hotel Bologna, Madrid, Berlin, Utrecht and Delft will open in 2019. Rome and Vienna open in 2020. Toulouse will open in 2021. The group plans to have 41 properties (17,550 rooms) in major European cities by 2021.

A second hotel in Florence – Belfiore – will open in 2019, with The Student Hotel Rome scheduled to open its doors in 2020.

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