The Italian capital is set to welcome a host of new luxury hotels in 2023, further expanding its appeal as a popular destination for meetings, events and incentives. We check out five hot new properties opening their doors this year…
Six Senses Rome (right & main image) opened its doors in March, marking the brand’s first urban hotel in Italy. Offering 96 rooms and suites, a spa and several dining options, the luxury property offers a calm and tranquil retreat in the heart of the bustling city. Set in the historical Palazzo Salviati Cesi Mellini, the hotel features a monumental marble staircase with its decorative skylight and newly restored 600-year-old columns in the main entrance.
In keeping with the Eat With Six Senses ethos, food menus foster a strong link with local culinary traditions, whether at the all-day dining BIVIUM Restaurant-Café-Bar or up high on NOTOS Rooftop.
Opening this month, the InterContinental Rome Ambasciatori Palace is located in the heart of Rome on the legendary Via Veneto. The property bears the signature of the renowned Italian architect Carlo Busiri Vici, originally built in 1900 to host ambassadors staying in Rome, before serving as the American Embassy Library in 1946.
Featuring 160 rooms and luxury suites in a style that combines neo-classical details with chic contemporary design, the hotel can host events for up to 100 people in its Cameo Events Room. Dining options include Scarpetta NYC, serving elevated Italian and American cuisine for lunch and dinner, Charlie’s Rooftop and Anita’s Bar and Lounge.
With its central location at a few steps from Via Veneto and Bernini’s Tritone Fountain in Piazza Barberini, The Rome EDITION will mark the brand’s debut in Italy when it opens this year. Housed within a historical striking building designed by Cesare Pascoletti in collaboration with architect Marcello Piacentini, one of Italy’s most famed architects of Rationalism in the early 20, the hotel will offer 93 rooms, flexible indoor-outdoor event spaces, a spa and rooftop pool will also be featured onsite.
It will also feature locally inspired F&B options, such as a signature restaurant attached to an alfresco space; a Punch Room Bar for cocktails; and a Rooftop Terrace where guests can have the choice of a seasonal bite, or a drink overlooking the city. Flexible
Set to open on 9 June, Bulgari Rome is the Italian brand’s first hospitality project in the city it was founded in. Occupying a magnificent modernist building from the 1930s, the hotel is located in the heart of the Campo Marzio neighbourhood, minutes from the Spanish Steps, Via del Corso and the Bulgari flagship on Via Condotti.
It will feature over 100 rooms, most of them suites, as well as the prestigious Il Ristorante curated by Michelin-starred chef Niko Romito, the Bulgari Bar, Lobby Lounge and Italy’s first Bulgari Dolci chocolatier and patisserie.
Nobu Hotel Roma
Taking over Rome’s landmark Grand Hotel Via Veneto, the 122-room Nobu Hotel Roma is set to open in the historic heart of Rome, on the exclusive Via Veneto and just a short walk from the stunning park of Villa Borghese, Piazza Barberini and Trevi Fountain.
Described as an “integrated mix of a luxurious hotel and energised living spaces”, Nobu Hotel Roma is the union of two 19th Century buildings combined to create a modern masterpiece that celebrates its grand, historic past. The property will house a green-rooftop terrace, indoor and outdoor meeting space, a full-service city spa, a Nobu Restaurant offering 24-hour in-room dining and an exclusive club lounge for enjoying world-class music.