When the Roman villa of Queen Margherita of Savoy was being redone, she took up temporary residence at a hotel just across the Via Veneto—which, in honor of that royal visit, was later renamed the Regina Hotel Baglioni.
Over a century after the famous sojourn, the elegant hotel, located a short walk from the Spanish Steps and shops of Via Condotti, has just launched a top-level suite worthy of modern-day royalty.
Opened in summer 2013,the 6,028-square-foot,eighth-floor Roman Penthouse (from about $18,605 a night) was designed by Milan’s Rebosio + Spagnulo to blend contemporary elements and modern artwork with the hotel’s signature Art Deco-meets-Classical style.
The three bedrooms, dining room, and multiple living spaces are surrounded by 3,122 square feet of multilevel private terraces, complete with an al fresco Jacuzzi and glass-walled gym; major landmarks like the Pantheon and Colosseum feature in the 360-degree views.
Along with the plush surroundings, guests of the Penthouse enjoy a roster of perks, from butler service, a dedicated concierge, and airport and in-town limo service, to an in-room chef and a barman who will create personalized aperitivos and lead wine tastings (chef and barman for three and two hours per day, respectively).
A stay of three nights or more includes a bonus three-hour private tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel.