Hotel Majestic, Bologna
In front of the St. Peter's Cathedral in Bologna, the Hotel Majestic is one of Italy's most famous hotels over the last century. The marble flooring with its chequered squares of Nero Marquina enhances the elegance of the entrance hall where square-based pedestals decorated with geometrical stone patterns sustain the colonnade in alternating colours of sculpted white and polished veined marble.
The tea room features Siena ochre and Nero Marquina flooring. The bathrooms echo the antique spas of the nobility, with polished stone combined to create chromatic patterns, not only on the floors but also in the furnishings which, cut from blocks of marble, make luxury bathroom accessories.