The Wanderlist: Hotel De La Ville Opens In Rome

25 May 2019
2 min read
Ready for a Rome rendezvous? Rocco Forte Hotels has unveiled their second hotel in Rome – the enviable Hotel de la Ville.

The former historical 18-century palazzo, located in the heart of Rome, sits atop the Spanish Steps with sweeping views of the Eternal City.

Ideal for a stay with extravagance, the 104 well-appointed rooms and suites are amongst the most elegant in Rome. The signature suites meanwhile, offer unrivalled panoramic views of the city from their large terraces.

The hotel’s crown jewel is the magnificent Suite de la Ville, located on the 8th floor. Furnished with a curated collection of contemporary and antique furniture, reached via private elevator and boasting two panoramic terraces, it’s a haven of both comfort and culture.

When it comes to the interiors, 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. During this time, English and German nobles collected pieces of art during their cultural journeys to European cities.

Using the backdrop of the timeless palazzo, Ziffer has recreated a contemporary retrospective of The Grand Tour by taking guests on a playful voyage of discovery.

Working with local artisans, the lavishness of the 18th century is weaved boldly together and shown through the display of handmade wallpaper from local designers Rubelli and Dedar, rich Italian fabrics and historic tapestries from Zardi & Zardi.

For the foodies
Of course, no Italy trip could be complete without the feasting. Hotel de la Ville offers six innovative food and beverage outlets where celebrated chef Fulvio Pierangelini has created an eclectic menu.

The diverse offering ranges from all day dining at Da Sistina, serving authentic trattoria style food with modern touches, to Mosaico, the hotel’s main restaurant serving Mediterranean gourmet cuisine that overlooks the courtyard.

The bold Julep bar offers all varieties of cocktails whilst the rooftop terrace bar, aptly named Cielo, will be entertaining guests with creatively crafted drinks, a fusion of “aperitivi” and memorable views of the Roman skyline.

Pampering moments
Bringing a piece of Sicily to Rome, the 550 square meter Rocco Forte Spa is the most technically advanced in the capital. Head here for relaxing and indulgent treatments carried out by an expert team of therapists using Irene Forte Skincare products.

Commenting on the opening, Sir Rocco Forte, Chairman and CEO of Rocco Forte Hotels said: “Rome will forever be one of the top destinations in the world for both business and leisure travelers. It embodies the intricacies and wonders of Italy throughout the ages whilst being perfectly contemporary.

I am so proud of Hotel de la Ville, it has all the vibrancy and elegance of this extraordinary city”. 

Open now. To find out more and make a booking, click here.