The Student Hotel has found a natural home in Florence, the Cradle of The Renaissance, a place that inspires rebirth and reawakening. TSH worked with Archea Associati of Florence for the artistic direction of the restoration of the historic “Palazzo del sonno” in Viale Lavagnini. The main objective was to integrate a contemporary design into a nineteenth-century building by Giuseppe Poggi. The technical and engineering part was handled by A & I Engineering and Esa Ingegneria studio. The company TSH created an original concept, a single interior design project used for all the hotels, which is slightly modified in each structure because it’s adapted to the location. In Florence, interiors were directed by TSH’s own in-house design team along with Rizoma Studio in Bologna.Included in the 20,000 square meters of the hotel there is an internal courtyard with oversize works of art and graffiti by young and well-known creatives. Free Wi-Fi, raised areas with seating and outdoor furniture characterize this space, providing areas to study, relax and have a coffee.The Student Hotel Lavagnini features Collab co-working space as part of its innovative hospitality model that combines sophisticated design and a wide range of services. TSH Collab provides flexible or fixed desks, as well as self-contained offices in which entrepreneurs, freelancers or companies can operate. Collab members can use the gym and swimming pool as well as other facilities at every TSH property around Europe.The Student Hotel Lavagnini was presented with The Best in Class Award at a ceremony in Milan on January 8th 2019, for the Best New Student Housing Development, presented by The Class of 2020. The winner of this award is a hotel that, through its design and attention to detail, offers the maximum potential for students to learn, develop personally and form lifelong memories.TSH plans to have 65 properties operational, under construction or planned in European cities in the next five years: TSH Berlin opens in 2019. Bologna, Madrid, Porto, Delft and Vienna open in 2020. Carcavelos Lisbon, Florence Belfiore, Paris, Rome, Toulouse, Florence Manifattura Tabacchi and Barcelona open in 2021.