Rome: the eternal city's hotel scene is set for a boost with a new branch of Nobu Hotels and Six Senses hotels, plus the boutique hotel ROMEO Roma, in a 16th-century palace by Zaha Hadid. But at the top of our must-visit list is the Bulgari Rome. This Italian brand owns hotels as far away as Shanghai and Bali, but is finally opening its flagship in its hometown coming this spring or summer. Housed in a 1930s modernist building composed mostly of travertine marble and red brick, it will surely be the epitome of the more-is-more Bulgari style with warm jewel tones, fantastic artwork and unashamedly luxurious suites. But let's start with a new small family-run hotel in Lido di Jeselo.
Salus Family Hotel in Lido di Jeselo
The Salus Hotel in Jesolo (near Venice) is a family hotel located near the sea with forty-five rooms. For the restyling project of the Salus Hotel, ovre.design® focused mainly on the rooms and bathrooms, the corridors, the exterior of the building and currently they are working on the common areas. "The owners' objective" according to architect Giulia Delpiano, "was to create a 'boutique' environment with a clear and linear style that could play with selected color tones." The result is a warm and inviting atmosphere where design and functionality come together to offer guests an unforgettable experience. The Salus Hotel is the perfect choice for those looking for a relaxing and comfortable stay in a family atmosphere.Hotel Salus - Via Giuseppe Verdi, 35, 30017 Lido di Jesolo VE - Tel. +39 0421 372842 - Website: https://www.hotelsalus.com/ - Prices and reservations
Modica Boutique Hotel in Sicily
The Modica Boutique Hotel is located in the hinterland of one of the most beautiful and evocative coasts of Sicily. Unlike other hotels that focus on the more classic forms in the area, the Modica Boutique Hotel has a minimalist and elegant design that evokes the concept of a living room but at the same time opens its doors to a business audience. Each project realized by the CaberlonCaroppi studio is inspired by the Genius Loci, such as in the Boutique Hotel where we find a more urban atmosphere. However, the colors still refer to the Mediterranean Sea, the intense blue of the reception or the wood chosen for the floors are the best example.Modica Boutique Hotel - Variante S. S., 115 21/D, 97015 Modica RG - Tel. +39 0932 197 2420 - Website: https://www.modicaboutiquehotel.it/ - Prices and reservations
Villa Igiea, a Rocco Forte Hotel Palermo
The Villa Igiea Hotel in Palermo tells the story of a meeting between two realities that have a long history and go forward with all the traditions and strength of a contemporary brand with a vision for the future. Located on the Gulf of Palermo, 2 km from the port and in a panoramic position, Villa Igiea Hotel is part of the Rocco Forte hotel chain. The initial designs were ready in 2019 and the renovation work was completed in July 2021. The renovations were designed by the agency APIR Project.Villa Igea, a Rocco Forte Hotel - Via Belmonte, 43, 90142 Palermo PA - Tel. +39 091 631 2111 - Website: https://www.roccofortehotels.com/hotels-and-resorts/villa-igiea - Prices and reservations
La Fenice 'Villa Bianchi' in Cervinia
The original name was Villa Bacchini, and it was one of the few villas in the Cervinia area built since the 1930s, however it was destroyed in 1980 by the convergence of two avalanches. After this tragic event, the Valle d'Aosta region took several measures to protect the area and rebuild the villa. The original owners, the Bacchini family, decided not to pursue the rebuilding and sold what was left to the Harrison family from London, who wanted to restore the villa to its former glory. The exterior of the villa is a protected monument and the rebuilding project - by the architectural firm Mariapia Bettiol of Aosta in collaboration with the interior designer from Valtellina, CONCRETA - had to take this into account. The engineer Bacchini - designer of the famous Allocchio-Bacchini radio, which enjoyed great success in the golden radio days - built the villa in 1936 by transporting the materials on mules, since at the time only a mule track connected the building to the outside world.
The four double rooms on La Fenice's middle floor each have a private bathroom and shower, as well as a small walk-in closet. Each room has its own color palette that plays with shades of leather and velvet, while the curtains are wool and evoke alpine tradition in color and design. The result is a warm and inviting atmosphere where guests can relax after a long day on the slopes. Whether you are looking for adventurous days on the skis or relaxation in the mountains, La Fenice offers the perfect retreat in an idyllic setting.Chalet La Fenice del Monte Cervino - Segnavia 13EE, 11028 Valtournenche AO - Website: http://www.chaletlafenice.com/
Grand Hotel Cervino in Cervinia
The Grand Hotel Cervino is a five-star hotel with an extraordinary transition between the exterior and interior spaces: "This" - says architect Mariapia Bettiol from Aosta - "was one of the starting points of the project, one of the pillars on which we focused from the beginning." The architect worked in a very particular space, narrow and long, creating a building that enjoys the view of nature both from the front and the back, with the imposing and spectacular presence of the Matterhorn. She tried to create simple spaces, trying to recreate the idea of a mountain village.Grand Hotel Cervino - Avouil, 11028 Cervinia AO - Tel. +39 0166 871973 - Website: http://www.ghcervino.it/ - Prices and reservations?
Il Tornabuoni Hotel in Florence
Interior designer Andrea Auletta's recent realization is the AG Hotels Group's 'IL Tornabuoni' hotel in Florence, a 5-star hotel designed to accommodate a high-level international audience. The Andrea Auletta Interiors studio designed the hotel in all its details "Each floor", says Auletta, "required a different layout and in this context I dealt with every element, from the design of every single piece of furniture and accessory to the specific design of carpets, wallpaper, paintings and decorative objects." The hotel has 62 roomsand three different restaurants.IL Tornabuoni Hotel - In the Unbound Collection by Hyatt - Via de' Tornabuoni, 3, 50123 Firenze FI - Tel. +39 055 212645 - Website: https://www.hyatt.com - Prices and reservations?
ROMEO Hotel Rome
The new Rome Hotel is housed in a late 16th-century building belonging to the noble Serroberti-Capponi family. Designed by the studio Zaha Hadid, it will have 74 rooms and suites. A stone's throw from the Campo Marzio district in the city center, Romeo Roma will have both a gourmet and traditional restaurant, as well as a courtyard with an indoor and outdoor pool, lounge and rooftop bar, Romeo the SPA will be provided by Sisley Paris.For more information see : https://www.romeohotel.it/
Nobu Hotel Rome
Nobu Hospitality, one of the world's most renowned lifestyle brands, is pleased to announce the launch of its first hotel and a second restaurant in Italy - both were expected in 2022, but it will now be 2023.
Founded by Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper, with locations on five continents, the Nobu brand thrives in the world's capitals as the ultimate lifestyle experience, the new venture in Rome is an exciting addition to the brand's portfolio. Nobu Hotel and Restaurant Roma is a collaboration between Carlo Acampora, president and CEO Grand Hotel Via Veneto, and Nobu Hospitality, it will lead the transformation of the luxury Grand Hotel into a Nobu Hotel and restaurant.
The luxury hotel and restaurant are located on Via Veneto, giving guests easy access to the beautiful park of Villa Borghese, Piazza Barberini, Trevi Fountain and Piazza di Spagna, all in the historic heart of Rome. The transformation and merging of two 19th-century buildings will create a place that celebrates its grand, historic past while offering guests an integrated blend of luxury hotel and energetic living spaces. The hotel will have 122 rooms and suites, including a 500-square-foot Nobu Suite, a spectacular rooftop terrace, indoor and outdoor meeting spaces, a full-service city spa, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a Nobu Restaurant open 24 hours a day, rome service dining for guests or in an exclusive club lounge where world-class music can be enjoyed.
The guest experience is at the heart of both the Nobu Hotel and Restaurant Roma, with an eco-friendly and sustainable approach. Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper stated, "Rome is the gastronomic center of the world and the ideal location for the Nobu brand. We are excited to collaborate with Carlo Acampora on this exciting project and bring the famous Nobu cuisine to the people of Rome and visitors from around the world. We share many values with Carlo, especially regarding the importance of hospitality. Rome is an extraordinary mix of high culture, art, fashion and historical architecture. We are now honored to be part of the Eternal City through this exciting opening!"
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Bulgari Hotel Rome
The Bulgari hotel group is finally returning to Rome. Bulgari Rome is housed in a 1930s modernist building essentially made with travertine marble and red brick, opening is expected in the fall of 2023. It is around the corner from the Spanish Steps and features a restaurant headed by Niko Romito, known for his three-star Reale restaurant in a 16th-century monastery in Abruzzo.
The Italian jewelry brand opened its first hotel nearly 20 years ago and followed with gleaming establishments in London, Dubai, Bali and, most recently, Paris. 2023 brings with it the opening of Bulgari Roma around the corner from the Spanish Steps. By appointment visit a library dedicated to the history of jewelry, a spa and bar on the top floor with stunning views.Bulgari Hotel Rome - Website: https: //www.bulgarihotels.com/en_US/rome
Six Senses Rome
This is the very first Six Senses location to open in Italy. All the hallmarks of an opulent Roman hotel are present: a palazzo minutes away from Fontana di Trevi and Pantheon, with a courtyard garden and rooftop terrace. The building's façade is UNESCO-listed and carefully restored by the Six Senses group, which has also preserved breathtaking original features such as the central staircase. There will, of course, also be a Six Senses Spa - inspired by traditional Roman baths - and a restaurant that responds to the brand's organic ethos in the form of a classic trattoria. Rome is hot and Six Senses is leading the way.Six Senses Rome - P.za S. Marcello, 00187 Roma RM - Tel. +39 06 8681 4000 - Website: https://www.sixsenses.com/en/hotels/rome - Prices and reservations?
Maalot Hotel in Rome
In the heart of Rome stands a prestigious building overlooking Via delle Muratte, along the road that connects the Pantheon to the Parliament and the Trevi Fountain. Formerly known as "The street of artists," it was home to the studios of painters, antique stores and artisanal workshops where high-quality creations were made. In this context, rich in history, RPM Proget has realized an important project for a five-star luxury hotel, the Maalot Hotel, which is now fully operational and has been receiving positive feedback for months in the downtown Rome hotel industry. The hotel occupies four floors totaling about 3,000 square meters of an elegant historic building from the 19th century where the great composer Gaetano Donizetti lived between 1828 and 1837.Hotel Maalot - Via delle Muratte, 78, 00187 Roma RM - Tel. +39 06 878087 - Website: https://www.hotelmaalot.com/ - Prices and reservations?
Restaurant Don Pasquale
Don Pasquale - one of the Bergamo composer's most successful works - is the name chosen for the gourmet restaurant, which has already become one of the hotel's highlights and a reference point for restaurants in this part of Rome. Working in the kitchen is the young chef Domenico Boschi, who focuses on tradition and picks up the most refined aspects of local gastronomy with a menu that offers the classics of Roman cuisine (from cacio e pepe to amatriciana and carbonara) reinvented to be more in line with the spirit of the restaurant, in addition to offering more exclusive dishes.Don Pasquale Restaurant & Bar - Via delle Muratte, 78, 00187 Roma RM Tel. 06 878087
Grand Hotel Bristol in Rapallo
The Grand Hotel Bristol reopens its doors on March 10, 2023 as a five-star lifestyle hotel. Offering a contemporary concept of hospitality and exclusive comfort, the hotel is the newest member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. With the largest spa in any hotel in Liguria, the Erre Spa, and a brand new gym, guests can maintain their fitness routine while on vacation.
The hotel's dining options are impressive, with the award-winning rooftop Restaurant Le Cupole offering stunning views of the Portofino coast. Its menu, created by Chef Graziano Duca, was awarded the title of Best Luxury Rooftop Restaurant at the 2022 World Luxury Awards. Guests can also enjoy authentic Italian dishes at La Veranda, sip cocktails in the lounge bar or try the brand new gourmet pizzeria by the pool.Grand Hotel Bristol Resort & Spa - Via Aurelia Orientale, 369, 16035 Rapallo GE - Tel. +39 0185 273313 - Website: https://www.grandhotelbristol.it/ - Prices and reservations
Renovations Hotel Splendido in Portofino - Spectacular new swimming pool
Following the Splendido Mare in Portofino in 2021, the Belmond Group now has plans to carry out renovations to the Splendido, which is also located in Portofino. "Our approach to the renovation project is similar to that of a portrait painter," said Martin Martin.
The Splendido, an icon of the Ligurian seaside resort since the 1950s, will receive a gradual multi-phase makeover by the Martin Brudnizki Design Studio, with the first part to be completed as early as June next year. The first phase will involve the swimming pool and the Baroness Suite, and over several years, the design team will meticulously restore the Splendido, a former Benedictine monastery dating back to the 16th century. With each summer opening, the hotel will unveil new spaces, with the first official debut in June 2023. The first phase of the renovation includes a new pool area and a new dining experience in a family villa at The Pool Grill Restaurant, as well as a complete makeover of the Baroness Suite.
Rosa Grand Starhotels in Milan
The location of the iconic Rosa Grand Starhotels in Milan is a square full of history and splendor, symbolic not always for the right reasons, but always in the hearts of Milanese as one of those places "where the streetcar rides." The Rosa Grand Hotel has filled a hole that for decades, since the end of the war, was a black spot in the heart of Milan, and the Milanese who pass under its windows and in front of its stately entrance are grateful to those who designed and built it. Guests enjoy the view from the breakfast room windows on one of Milan's noblest squares, with the Archbishop's Palace and the two magnificent churches of Santo Stefano and San Bernardino, can reflect on certain secret spaces and moments of Milan that interior designer Andrea Auletta, as a true Milanese, knows well.Rosa Grand - Piazza Fontana, 3, 20122 Milano MI - Tel. +39 02 88311 - Website: https://collezione.starhotels.com/ - Prices and reservations?
Hotel La Palma on Capri
This was once the very first hotel on Capri, first opening its doors more than 200 years ago in 1822. Now the totally-white building on the famous Italian island has been taken over by the Oetker Collection (Le Bristol in Paris, Eden Rock in St. Barths, Jumby Bay in the Caribbean) and the Reuben Brothers (the brand new Mondrian Shoreditch, The Palazzo Experimental in Venice). Careful renovations have reduced the number of rooms from 80 to 50 to create more space - a major selling point on this ever-bustling island - and all rooms have balconies. Capri's well known Piazzetta is just around the corner, while those traveling the short distance to the coast can secure a lounger at La Palma Beach Club, the hotel's laid-back hangout.Hotel La Palma Capri - Via Vittorio Emanuele, 39, 80073 Capri NA - Tel. - Web site: https://www.oetkercollection.com - Prices and reservations?