The seductive Bulgari Hotel Roma has opened as the most romantic destination in the Eternal City.
So you’ve decided to spend the fading days of summer in the historic city of Rome? Fair game and well timed, as the city’s most anticipated hotel flings open its doors with the usual Italian brio.
Located at an exclusive address along the Piazza Augusto Imperatore, the 114-room Bulgari Hotel Roma is steps from the Italian capital’s most exclusive shopping street, Via del Corso, as well as the two Bulgari stores on Via Condotti should your wallet feel a little heavy.
The hotel has been designed by Milan-based architectural studio ACPV Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, who wis responsible for the signature style of all Bulgari hotels and resorts globally. Decorated in four different colour palettes – white, yellow, red and green – rooms look out on Piazza Augusto Imperatore or Via della Frezza.
The new hotel is housed in a glorious example of 1930s rationalist architecture, that was formerly the headquarters of the INPS, the Italian Social Security Agency, so expect plenty of marble mosaic roundels, custom-made fabrics inspired by iconic Bulgari-designed motifs, handcrafted Murano glass and lights, 1930s Ginori vases and walls in blown Venetian crown glass.
Overseen by Michelin-recognised chef Niko Romito, there are five different F&B options within the hotel, including Il Ristorante – Niko Romito, where dishes include linguine pasta with lobster and red prawns; and Marango beef filet with green peppercorn sauce.
On the same floor, you’ll find the BVLGARI Bar, where classic Negronis and light nibbles are served at a large black marble bar top finished with Murano glass twirls.
Amenities at the new Italian hideaway include the BVLGARI Spa, which takes its cues from traditional Roman baths, with marble columns that rise from the swimming pool and mosaics featuring motifs inspired by Rome’s celebrated Baths of Caracalla; as well as a 24/7 fitness centre and a hair salon by celebrity hairdresser Roberto D’Antonio, just in case you’re thinking of popping the question and want your lady love to look her best.
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