With sweeping views of the Eternal City, the hotel’s enviable setting is a destination in itself
Following an extraordinary renovation to a historical 18-century palazzo, Hotel de la Ville opened in Rome a couple of months ago. Located in the heart of Rome, atop the Spanish Steps with sweeping views of the Eternal City, the hotel’s enviable setting is a destination in itself.
Hotel de la Ville which belongs to the group of Rocco Forte Hotels, boasts 104 well-appointed rooms and suites which are amongst the most elegant and spacious in Rome. If you desire a room with an iconic view of the Eternal City, then the signature suites with their large terraces are exactly what you need.
The magnificent Suite de la Ville located on the 8th floor, and accessible by a private elevator, is the hotel’s crown jewel, furnished with a curated collection of contemporary and antique furniture and its own collection of art, it boasts two panoramic terraces – perfect for
Inspired by The Grand Tour
Designer Tommaso Ziffer, in collaboration with Olga Polizzi, Director of Design for Rocco Forte Hotels, was inspired by The Grand Tour of the 18th century when English and German nobles collected pieces of art during their cultural journeys to European cities.
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At the centre of the hotel is the enchanting courtyard, a hidden retreat away from the bustling city that embodies the life and spirit of Italy. Fusing three buildings into one, the courtyard design has been lifted by George Carter, a designer who specialises in creating gardens inspired by the simple geometry of the 17th century.
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To keep within the Grand Tour concept, obelisks, remarkable greenery and black and gold touches bestow a mystical feel that is further romanticized with prudent lighting, evocative of ancient candle-lit spaces.
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The sunset bar
Better known by locals simply as Il Cielo – literally the sky – the rooftop terrace is beautifully lined with retro red and white striped parasols shading an eclectic mix of guests, from locals to foreigners, who, throughout the day can enjoy celebrity chef, Fulvio Pierangelini’ s menu of creative sharing dishes.
As the light fades, candles begin to flicker, framing St Peter’s Basilica’s dome as the last rays of the sun cast a captivating evening light over the city. Even the Romans, who are well accustomed to wonderful views over their city, are struck by the most glorious sunset aperitivi, leaving some guests speechless when gazing at the stunning panorama.
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