Rosewood Hotels & Resorts is bringing its brand of luxury hospitality to The Eternal City.
Rosewood Rome, which will open in 2023, is located in the heart of the capital city in the former headquarters of Italy's Banca Nazionale del Lavoro (BNL) overlooking the iconic Via Veneto. Extending an entire block, the property will encompass three historic buildings, each of which were originally built in the early 1900s.
The Rosewood Rome will pay homage to the property's roots of modernist Italian architecture, with elegant interiors and design influence from the hotel's location overlooking Via Veneto, one of Rome's most elegant streets and a symbol of the celebrated Federico Fellini film, La Dolce Vita.
Upon completion, Rosewood Rome will offer 157 accommodations, including 44 suites. It will be home to three dining outlets, including a contemporary Italian bistro, a lobby bar and café and a rooftop bar with a terrace with sweeping views of the city.
Additional amenities include a sub-terrain experience within the bank's original vault featuring a modern Roman Bathhouse and Sense, A Rosewood Spa, located on the rooftop which will feature four dedicated treatment rooms and a wellness terrace with a reflecting pool and dynamic fitness center. Dedicated event spaces will encompass three meeting rooms and a grand ballroom.
“Over the last several years, we have been searching for the right opportunities to evolve our European footprint and bring the Rosewood brand to new corners of the continent," said Sonia Cheng, chief executive officer of Rosewood Hotel Group. “Rome has long been at the top of the list of priority destinations in which to set the Rosewood flag,” she continued.
Rosewood Rome will be the brand's fourth Italian property, joining Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco in Tuscany and the upcoming Rosewood Porto Cervo and Rosewood Venice, set to open in 2022 and 2023, respectively. Rosewood's existing European properties also include Rosewood London and Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel in Paris. The brand's strong global pipeline now comprises of eleven projects in Europe including high-profile projects in the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Spain and the Netherlands.