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Rome combines the influential appeal of it's prestigious art and history with a young and vibrant culture, to attract millions of tourists to it's rustically paved streets each year. For over two centuries Rome has been one of the leading capitals of modern culture, moving artists to create some of the world's most timeless pieces and compositions. Think Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel frescoes, paintings by Raphael or Caravaggio, statuesque fountains by Bernini, or the grand and beguiling architectural prowess of the Colosseum.

Historic edifices and ancient temples stand side by side with modern architecture and technology to create a smorgasbord of never-ending inspiration. And as romantic Rome continues to play centre stage as the worlds leading city, its enthralling energy continues to fascinate and enliven both young and old.

Looking to get some culture at the Vatican or the Spanish Steps? Live la dolce vita and enjoy a lazy afternoon lounging on the cafés and piazzas, or enjoy the modern night life experience with some of the world's top entertainers? How about some authentic pizza pie, gastronomic pasta, locally distilled wine or indulgent gelato? Whatever, your reason for visiting Rome, the following hotels are the place to be to enjoy the best in Italian luxury, from furniture, to cuisine, fashion, Roman lavishness and panoramic views of the city.

# 1

Hotel Hassler

A stay at the Hassler is truly an unforgettable affair. Slap-bang in the middle Rome's city centre, guests can look forward to enjoying bird's-eye views of the Spanish Steps, with the Colosseum and Trevi Fountain just minutes away. Close by is a world of endless high-end shopping at Piazza di Spagna, with the iconic Via de Condotti, Villa Borghese and Ara Pacis just steps away.

The heady grandeur of the finely decorated rooms and suites perfectly balances contemporary Art Deco with accents of luxurious antiques. Not-to-be missed splashes of sparkle and bright colour combine to create the finest of comfort and luxury at each of the well-appointed 96 rooms and suites. Enjoy amorous glamour at the unique bathrooms with their epicurean marble and mosaic clad surfaces.

Cuisine is of the finest quality, with the Michelin-star restaurant Imago, serving up decades of award winning Italian fusion dishes from renowned chef Francesco Apreda. Other dining options include the bohemian Palm Court where you can enjoy brunch or light snacks, or the famed Hassler Bar for Italian treats and generous breakfast.

Amenities to enjoy include the designer Ferretti Hair Salon, luxury Amavero Spa and a fitness gym with personal trainers; as well as a sauna, steam room/ hamman, parking, room service and laundry.

# 2

Portrait Roma

Centrally located on Via Condotti, Potrait Roma is but a few steps form the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain. With just 14 roomy and ultra-luxe suites, this exclusive abode is a dapper expression of classic modern design with a flurry of rich colours and textures.

Enjoy panoramic views of Rome at the hotel's rooftop terrace, where you can savour a sumptuous breakfast on those balmy summer mornings. Amenities include room service, complementary WiFi and laundry.

# 3

Eden Hotel Rome

First constructed in the 1800s, the Eden Hotel has recently revealed it's new look earlier this year after undergoing two years of extensive restoration. This legendary hotel is one of Rome's most prized luxury retreats, and is located in an old town which is a mere walk from sites such as Villa Borghese and the famous Spanish Steps.

All 98 suites and rooms at the Eden are super spacious and comfortable, with luxurious textures and amenities throughout. You'll enjoy the tasteful luxury and thoughtful touches of gold and marble detail, while there's always a bouquet of flowers or a succulent in view.

There's a palpable ambience of romance and warmth which emanates from the city through the hotel's high ceilings and tall windows, from which you can also enjoy awe-inspiring views of the famed Seven Hills and plenty of natural light. All rooms are fitted with Bottega Veneto amenities. And in-room iPad technology gives you complete control of everything inside your suite at the swipe of a finger.

The hotel now also has an urban spa, complete with three spacious suites for you to enjoy Officina Profumo and Sonya Dakar treatments, and decadent Turkish baths. On the other hand, the food is to die for! Dining options include the family friendly and Mediterranean oriented Il Giardino. Then there's the starlit rooftop Le Terrazza restaurant where you can enjoy mouthwatering culinary art at it's best. Breakfast 'juice shots' and room service are also available on request.

If you enjoy an active lifestyle, there's plenty of calorie burning activities to enjoy from this hotel, such as the lush and rustic combination of mountainous trails. Or you can work on your serve at the tennis court, whereas there's also a golf course and a kitted out fitness centre.

You'll absolutely feel like royalty during your stay at the Eden, with other amenities including WiFi, a limo service, business services, a beauty salon, laundry, allergy free rooms, and a steam room/ hamman.

# 4

The First Luxury Art Hotel

This hotel is truly the first of it's kind. A mix between luxury hotel and high-end art gallery, with an aristocratic façade that houses a modern and sophisticated interior, it is indeed a beautiful paradox. With just 23 suites and 6 rooms, guests are treated to a resort like atmosphere, with suites that boast generous space and intimate Roman character.

Expect vibrant fabrics, sensuous surfaces, Nespresso machines, and Ortigia amenities. And because art is the central theme that glues the aesthetic of this hotel together, you'll find a plethora of artwork both in the suites and all over the hotel walls, with works by contemporary and accomplished artists alike.

The reclusive First is ideally situated on the quiet street of Via Del Vantaggio, where you can easily access the best of Rome's architecture, art, fashion and culture at your doorstep, while still enjoying the feeling of seclusion and exclusivity. Nearby attractions include Piazza del Popolo, the Spanish Steps and Via del Corso.

The First restaurant, headed by renowned chef Marco Scarallo, serves up gourmet dining in an elegant setting, while the rooftop grill provides more of a traditional Italian menu alongside a wine bar with some of the most divine views in Rome.

Amenities at the hotel include a Technogym equipped fitness centre, laundry, free WiFi, 24 hour room service with multilingual staff and even a free shoe shine service, which is a really nice touch.

# 5

Aleph Hotel Rome

The Aleph Rome hotel is currently closed for renovation, and is set to re-open on the 1st of July this year. This is what you can expect from this sophisticated and classy modern abode when it does re-open. First off, the rooms and suites are incredibly posh and inviting, with modern design, pastel tones and high windows, while blending natural elements like the fresh fragrance of flowers with convenient in-room technological amenities. There's also marble bathrooms, spacious living areas and chic private terraces for views galore!

It is conveniently located in the Ludovsi District which is close to rail transportation that can easily take you to renowned tourists spots such as the Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain within minutes.

Refined dining is available at the hotel's restaurant and cocktail bar, with other dining options just mere steps from the hotel. Amenities at the Eden include free breakfast, complementary WiFi, a laundry service, spa, hot tub and fitness centre.

# 6

The St Regis Rome

The staggeringly luxurious St Regis, with its unparalleled setting and a heritage of exceptional service, has won numerous awards since its inception as Rome's first luxury hotel over a century ago. Since then, this prestigious hotel has continued to be a magical repository of Rome's legendary history, with suites and rooms exquisitely decorated in Louis XV, Regency and Empire styles.

Pampering of Epicurean proportions is available at the chic kami Spa, while you can enjoy succulent traditional Mediterranean dining and locally distilled vino at Viveno, or afternoon tea and light cuisine at Le Grand Bar. Facilities at the hotel include laundry service, concierge, a business centre and a fitness centre.

# 7

Palazzo Manfredi - Relais & Chateaux

Set on a richly historic site, this superior hotel is a multi story affair of Colosseum views,

spacious modernism and classic Roman luxury. Here, you can enjoy marble bathrooms, plush textures and smooth surfaces in elegant spaces that expertly blend history and contemporary comfort through distinct attention to detail.

Amenities include a Michelin-starred modern restaurant, a rooftop terrace bar with unequalled Colosseum views, free WiFi, a laundry service and unique in-room facilities.

# 8

Gran Melia Rome

Built in what was once a convent and the former home of Emperor Nero's mother, this contemporary hotel is perfectly located in the heart of the historic Vatican city. It sits perched on the Janiculum Hill, with Piazza Navona, Ara Pacis, the Pantheon and Vatican within walking distance.

The interiors are a blend of seemingly opposing styles, but the mix between Renaissance and vivacious modernist design is surprisingly a breath of fresh air, thanks to high ceilings, oversized windows with glass panels with elegantly modern touches. All rooms and suites enjoy panoramic views of the city, with a heavenly atmosphere of calm and utopian splendour.

Discerning guests can enjoy rejuvenating treatments at the hotel's YHI spa, which is an oasis of relaxation and vanity, with high end luxury treatments and facials, private vitality pools, sensuous saunas and rain showers. The spa is accompanied by a fitness centre with skilled personal trainers and nutritionists ready to serve you with expert fitness and health advice.

The hotel's Michelin-starred restaurant VivaVoce, is headed by famed chef Alfonso Iaccario and Exec Chef Claudio Favero. Their combined skill in Mediterranean, international and traditional Italian cuisine serves up a profusion of unforgettable flavours and textures, as well as kid-friendly dishes that are a hit with the younger crowd. Other dining options include a more off-beat and modern restaurant, as well as a chilled champagne bar and the relaxed and airy Liquid Garden.

Other facilities at the hotel include free WiFi, room service, laundry and parking.

# 9

Rome Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

The well-appointed rooms in this bespoke hotel come with heavenly balconies that enjoy indulgently panoramic views of the city. Just minutes from the Piazza Navona and the Roman Forum, it's ideally situated to bring the best of Rome within your grasp.

The spacious suites are decked in sumptuous finishings and opulent artwork, with some even featuring their own private elevator and rooftop terraces with roomy whirlpool tubs. Speaking of tubs, each bathroom has its own luxurious marble tub with designer toiletries to boot.

The spoiling continues with amenities ranging from a free shuttle service around the city, to complementary laundry service, room service, a fitness centre, wellness spa and restaurant with a posh bar.

# 10

Grand hotel via Veneto

Experience genuine Roman contemporary culture at this well situated and famous hotel, located on a street lined with Rome's best hotels and restaurants. The Veneto is a fashionista's dream, with exclusive boutiques just a stone's throw from the entrance, and the Spanish Steps, Piazza del Popolo and Colosseum just a short train ride away.

The interiors are elegantly appointed with free flowing spaces, while Dali and Picasso adorn the soft-hued walls to echo the hotel's timeless feel. All the suites enjoy balconies with impressive city views and eye catching details like embellished furniture taking turns between chocolate browns and achromatic hues.

Dining options include the ideally located, socialite hotspot, Time café as well as Magnolia restaurant which serves up Italian delights and international cuisine with equal ease. Aqva City spa is a modern day Romanesque retreat with rich marble detailing, healing pool waters and a picturesque roof top sun parlour.

Other amenities at the hotel include a steam room/ hamman, a bar, complementary WiFi, a sauna, fitness centre, room service and laundry.

# 11

Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese

A heady mix of French elegance and majestic Roman history, this serene hotel is a living repository of historic culture in a modern setting. Villa Borghese is close to Galleria Borghese, and nestled between Piazza di Spagna and Via Venetto, with Villa Medici, Trevi Fountain and the Vatican just a short stroll away.

Apart from the awe-inspiring views, guests can expect to enjoy elegantly appointed rooms with voguish finishes, Hermes toiletries and various other treats as well as an impressive collection of artwork. Amenities at the hotel include limo service, well-connected and knowledgeable concierge, restaurants, bars, wedding and meeting facilities, free WiFi, laundry and one-of-a-kind in-room amenities.

# 12

Hotel Raphael - Relais & Chateaux

Well located in the middle of centro storico, this hotel is the ideal location from which to explore the Eternal city, with sites like Trastevere, Piazza Navona and the Vatican within easy walking distance.

The décor is simply classy and modern, with lots of affluent textures and details that borrow from Art Deco and classic Italian style. The in-house Sofa di Via Giulia restaurant, led by Chef Marco Petroni, provides a gourmet Italian experience with fresh and light ingredients.

Expect to find amenities like a regenerating spa and fitness centre, sauna, hamman, free WiFi, room service and laundry.

# 13

The Westin Excelsior Rome

With over a century of history and boasting the world's most expensive hotel suite, the Westin Excelsior in Rome is a princely landmark which spares no expense to ensure the most refined of luxury experiences for its guests. Suites are elegantly furnished with dramatic crystal chandeliers, marble bathrooms with high-end toiletries and up-scale finishes. A s mentioned, its most famous suite is the designer Villa la Cupola, which is two stories of seven spacious en-suite bedrooms, hand-painted frescoes and even a private cinema.

Thanks to its distinct style and décor, this sprawling hotel has hosted many a distinguished guest and provided a one-of-a-kind background to some of the most memorable films in contemporary culture. Of notable mention is General Mark Clarck, who made the hotel his temporary residence in 1944 during the second world war.

The in-house luxe restaurant blends Italian flavours and gourmet health food, made with seasonal produce. Then there's the beautifully opulent spa with an indoor pool and ornate finishes. Other amenities include a fitness centre, a business centre, free WiFi, laundry, and 24 hour room service.

# 14

Grand Hotel Palace Rome

The Grand is a chic modern palace with sprawling suites and rooms, and never-ending sight seeing at your doorstep with the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain within striking distance. The rooms are decorated in gilded contemporary style with manicured Art Deco architecture and terrace views overlooking Via Venetto.

The service is superb, with cordial but professional staff and 24 hour room service. The vibey restaurant with its spirited frescoes and elegant décor is a treasure trove of local dishes served with pizzaz. Other amenities include a laid-back bistro, a spa with a fitness centre, sauna and hot tub, champagne bar, free WiFi and laundry service.

# 15

Grand Hotel Plaza

This Italian rendition of the iconic Plaza brand is centrally located in the city, with convenient access to up-scale shopping districts, Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. The ornately decorated rooms and suites feature historic paintings, antique details with high ceilings and windows that open up to charming terraces on which to enjoy brunch or candlelit dinners.

The hotel is enshrouded in lush greenery which guests can enjoy from a number of specially curated and enchanting Terrace retreats. There's the Lemon's Terrace with its fresh citrus scents, which overlooks charming buildings like Trinita Dei Monti, Villa Medici, La Casina Valadier and Villa Borghese on one side, with Carlo al Corso, as well as cupolas of the Eternal City and the Church of Saints Ambrogio on the other.

Equally stunning and intriguing is Olive's Terrace with sensational views of the Casina Valadier, Piazza Venezia and Quirinale Palace, to name but a few. These and other charming gems are aloft with the magical atmosphere of quintessential Rome.

The hotel also features Sorelle Fontana toiletries and amenities, with guests being offered access to wedding dress tailoring services courtesy of the Atelier. A real treat for high fashion connoisseurs, as the Atelier was the very first to bring Italian high fashion to international acclaim.

Dining options at the hotel include authentic Mediterranean cuisine with enhanced flavours from Executive Chef Evans Andre, with the Sorelle Fontana and Salone Mascagni restaurants providing an accompanying atmosphere of grandiose elegance and vibrant sophistication.

Amenities of the hotel include complementary WiFi, laundry service and business centre.

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