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By admin | January 6 2007
A stay at The St Regis Rome is a singularly opulent way to experience the city.
Its 162 rooms and suites are individually appointed with breathtaking Regency and Empire splendor – including lavish gold, marble and dark wood finishes alongside rich silk and velvet textures, as well as luxurious antique beds, exquisite writing desks and abundantly stocked minibars for guests’ indulgence and enjoyment. Fine dining, an eminently fashionable champagne bar and sumptuous private wine cellar – also available for functions – provide opportunities to wine and dine in pure style. When it’s time to head out and see the city, Rome’s most iconic locations and attractions are just a short, picturesque walk away.
Why we love it: Popular with legendary figures such as Richard Burton and Princess Grace of Monaco, this is a majestic suite dripping with regal splendor, from the opulent antique furnishings to the striking Pompeiian mural on the dining room ceiling. Discerning guests will appreciate the suite’s host of elite facilities and services, from the complimentary welcome champagne, a discreet private entrance and attentive butler service, to his-and-hers walk-in closets, a piano, insuite check-in and the option to connect to a lavish twin room, for an even more spacious and luxurious stay.
Vincenzo Falcone, General Manager
+39 06 47 091
Via Vittorio Emanuele Orlando 3, 00185 Rome
Situated in the heart of Rome’s buzzing Via Veneto district, century-old The Westin Excelsior is frequented by visiting statesmen, glitterati and business moguls.
This stylish hotel offers a sumptuous, refined luxury experience characterized by elegant antique furnishings, state-of-theart modern conveniences and exceptional service.
Why we love it: The Villa La Cupola is the largest hotel suite in Europe and offers unrivaled luxury for the elite visitor to Rome. Spread across two floors, with a magnificent wrap-around terrace, the suite evokes the decadent opulence of an Ancient Roman villa – with the latest technology incorporated to ensure every need and desire is catered for. Stunning interiors, characterized by red, gold and dark wood finishes, lavish chandeliers and elegant furnishings, contrast with innovative modern facilities and features, such as a cinema room, private limousine airport transfers and a complimentary cigar selection.
Michele Frignani, General Manager
+39 06 47 081
Via Vittorio Veneto 125, 00187 Rome
A mainstay of the Condé Nast Gold List for six years running, The Hotel Hassler is a grand sight at the top of the 270-year-old Spanish Steps, offering a truly VIP experience of the Eternal City.
The 95 bespoke-design rooms and suites are full of character and style, with art and antique furnishings setting the mood and state-of-the-art modern conveniences giving a contemporary feel. Facilities for leisure are in abundance, with a dedicated spa and fitness center for up-to-the-minute relaxation bliss, and Michelin-starred rooftop dining offers breathtaking views of the city.
Why we love it: This unique penthouse suite offers every convenience and comfort for state-of-the-art luxury living. It includes top entertainment and business facilities, a luxurious Jacuzzi and a private bar stocked with the best Italian wines. However, the real stars of this decadent seventh-floor suite are its rare antiques and bespoke luxury furnishings: a 200-year-old writing desk, stunning original paintings from the Caravaggio and Tintoretto schools and handcut crystal chandeliers. The enormous 1,614-square-foot private terrace allows for indulgent afternoon sunbathing with sublime views of the Spanish Steps and the city. The suite is currently being renovated to incorporate even more space and luxury, though its beautiful, much-loved features and facilities will remain.
Roberto E Wirth, Managing Director
+39 06 699 340
Piazza Trinità dei Monti 6, 00187 Rome
A glamorous and imaginative luxury haven in the center of Rome, the Aleph’s lavish design sports a decadent twist.
The hotel’s sumptuous and unique interior was inspired by Dante’s The Divine Comedy, with the concepts of heaven and hell expressed in contrasting colors and décor. Bold, rich reds and velvet adorn the hallways and bars, while the elegant rooms, suites and spa feature calmer, cooler tones. Hip and glamorous bars and impressive fine dining complete a hotel experience characterized by opulent style and pleasure.
Why we love it: Minimalist, warm, elegant and state-of-the-art, the presidential suite on the 6th floor is perfect for some comfortable time alone, indulgent romantic evenings or relaxed time with friends. The inviting, spacious lounge and fabulous private terrace – with its own Jacuzzi under the stars – provide perfect surroundings for any mood.
Barbara Gibellini, General Manager
+39 06 422 901
Via di San Basilio 15, 00100 Rome
Widely regarded as the one of the best hotels in Rome, the glamorous Hotel de Russie offers a tempting oasis of luxury and elegance right in the effervescent heart of the city.
Overlooking the iconic Piazza del Popolo and close to the ancient Spanish Steps and fashionable shopping mecca Via dei Condotti, this hotel offers convenience and some bewitching views of Rome. With an impeccably elite pedigree (previous guests have included Picasso and Stravinsky and, more recently, the cast of Ocean’s Twelve), the hotel’s 122 rooms and suites are elegantly finished. Dinner can be enjoyed in the hotel’s famously beautiful, romantically lit terraced gardens to create pure alfresco decadence during warm summer evenings.
Why we love it: This grand, lavishly appointed, top-floor suite offers sublime luxury with a decadent private terrace showcasing stunning views across the rooftops of Rome. Spacious sleeping, dining and relaxation areas are decorated with unique touches, and the suite’s bathroom includes striking mosaics and a Turkish bath. Dedicated staff are on hand to ensure every need is catered for.
Stefano Gegnacorsi, General Manager
+39 06 328 881
Via del Babuino 9, 00187 Rome
For a truly luxurious Roman experience, The Exedra is a unique and exquisite choice.
Stunningly located on the Piazza della Repubblica – the site of the ancient Baths of Diocletian – The Exedra offers palatial luxury living right in the heart of Rome. With 238 lavish rooms and suites, a dedicated business center for guests’ conference requirements, world-class food and wine and a stunning rooftop pool, this is the ideal place to experience all that Rome has to offer.
Why we love it: This beautiful suite looks out over the breathtaking sweep of the Piazza della Repubblica and the enchanting Fountain of the Naiads. Particular delights among its host of luscious features are the well-stocked private bar and the superbly indulgent bathroom, where a hammam steam bath and hydro-massage tub promise pure relaxation bliss.
Abel Damergi, General Manager
+39 06 48 938 012
47, Piazza della Repubblica, Rome 00185
A small, elegant boutique hotel in one of Rome’s most remarkable locations, The View (next door to its sister The Inn) offers exclusive commanding vistas of the city’s monumental 18th century Spanish Steps, and quick access to prestigious Via dei Condotti’s wealth of luxury shops and cafés.
In contrast to its breathtaking 200-year-old vista The View maintains a sophisticated contemporary ethos throughout its six rooms and suites. Its spectacular rooftop terrace, open for indulgent evening cocktails and sumptuous breakfasts overlooking Rome, is the height of modern luxury.
Why we love it: This spacious four-ensuite-bedroom suite opens out on to a pretty private terrace, from where the city can be surveyed in exclusive comfort and elegance. The 24-hour butler service is impeccable and attentive, and the suite’s fresh, contemporary ambiance makes for an interesting stay in such a sprawling, ancient city.
Gaetano Lauro, General Manager
+39 06 69 925 657
91, Via dei Condotti, Rome 00187
Via Veneto has long been regarded as one of the most exclusive and luxurious streets in Rome, and this well-known celebrity haunt provides the perfect setting for the luxe Jumeirah Grand Hotel.
Inside the classic 19th century building the interiors have been given a heavy dose of 1920s art deco design with a wide range of stylish, modern rooms and suites to choose from. Decorated with the coveted Five-Star Diamond Award, the Jumeirah Grand boasts a number of luxurious touches such as worldclass cuisine, a glamorous rooftop solarium and state-of-the-art spa.
Why we love it: The epitome of art deco luxury, the Royal Suite captures the essence of the hotel with a quirky red, black and beige color scheme and bold, geometric patterns. The eclectic furniture has been handmade and details such as couture lamps and statement artworks add to the atmosphere. The three spectacular bathrooms are entirely made of Carrara marble and include a Turkish hammam for ultimate relaxation. The expansive terrace offers panoramic views of the city.
+39 06 487 881
Via Vittorio Veneto, 155, 00187