Is your next vacation in Rome? Are you planning on go to Rome? Take a look at this new article in which Design Contract presents a selection of the top 5 luxury design hotels in Rome.
On the illustrious shopping avenue of Via Condotti, Portrait Roma is moments from the bustle of the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain, but still retains a sense of privacy. More a high-class residence than a hotel, the property’s guests are largely left to their own devices – no cloying, overly attentive service here – and enjoy ample space in even the entry-level suites. The hotel is part of the Ferragamo organisation, but the tie-in is kept discreet, with just a few framed sketches from the company archives, for example, hinting at the partnership.
Location is key at Villa Spalletti Trivelli – between Via Nazionale and the presidential palace it is near the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain and numerous exceptional restaurants. But there’s more to it than that: furnished like a tasteful palazzo, it is wonderfully atmospheric and the service is some of the best you’ll likely find in Rome.
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An alternative to Rome’s longstanding luxury hotels, the relatively modern Jumeirah Grand Hotel Via Veneto is finished in a Deco style and includes a few especially becoming touches – the art lithographs by Picasso and his contemporaries are all originals, for example. As for the rooms, they’re spacious and the bathrooms are finished with Carrara marble; of the two restaurants, choose buzzy and innovative Time over the pleasant but less characterful Magnolia.
An antique-filled pile near the Borghese Gardens (but removed from many of central Rome’s sights) the Lord Byron is an elegant, beautifully styled property that constantly impresses. Service is discreet and competent; rooms are warm, intimate and inviting; the food and beverage offerings are good enough to entice discerning locals time and again.
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Also referred to as Hotel Indigo Rome – St George, one of five-star St George Hotel’s main benefits is its unbeatable location. It’s in the heart of the centro storico, within easy distance of the Vatican and Piazza Navona, and as it’s in a restricted traffic zone it’s particularly quiet. Rooms, meanwhile, are comfortable and elegant, but occasionally too small as hotel developers were unable to alter the layout of the Renaissance-era palazzo the St George is housed in. As for dining, the I Sofa di Via Giulia restaurant serves gourmet Italian with a light and healthy edge.
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