On entering the Hotel Astoria guests are greeted by a stunning oval light fitting with 24K gold leaf trim, custom-made by master glass blowers.
To the left is the reception desk with its shaped front in blue stained wood enhanced by the hotel logo in brass.
On the right, the marble floor decorations lead to the bar counter with its ebony front that boasts a pair of art deco peacocks inlaid in exotic wood.
Please note the mastery of the shaped bands edging the front of the beautiful green Guatemala marble serving counter.
The bar area is highlighted by patches of blue created by the stove-enamelled octagonal tops of the cherry wood tables, surrounded by black full-grain leather easy chairs.
The tour continues to the cosy lounge featuring a wall with cherry wood boiserie panelling inlaid with gold and silver leaf and illuminated by Murano blown glass wall lamps. In the centre of the wall stands a semi-recessed cherry wood bookcase with glass doors.
Going through the lobby guests can observe the veins in the white mother-of-pearl marble floor with decorative tiles and bands in black Marquinia and royal yellow polished marble.
Guests can now access the other floors by means of the staircase with its mother-of-pearl round-nosed polished marble treads and cove based risers: decorative starter elements in mother-of-pearl curved solid marble.
The staircase ends in a landing enclosed by a floral pattern wrought iron railing topped with a brass handrail; a hand-made creation with an exclusive design.
Guests staying in the refined bedrooms designed exclusively for the Hotel Astoria will appreciate the bathrooms for their size and the carefully selected materials featured, such as the mother-of-pearl marble for the walls, Marquinia curved black marble for the base plinth and yellow silvia oro Atlantide marble. The outstanding mix of types of marble creates a beautifully coloured pattern and the cornices and bevelled tiles enhance the overall sturdiness. The theme is repeated with the same materials and colour scheme on the floors and in the rosa alpi marble wash basins.