Indulgence in a city centre setting
City | City-break | Short break
The Via Veneto, first built to accommodate a late 19th century building boom, has enjoyed a rich, if relatively short, history. In particular, its historic buildings became something of a jet set favourite, among the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Orson Welles and Tennessee Williams. It was then immortalised in the 1960 film La Dolce Vita and is still known as a source of ‘the sweet life’ to this day, with a string of renowned cafés and bars. It’s also perfectly located for exploring the Eternal City, with much of its famous sights on your doorstep. You can even hear the adjacent zoo’s animals during the day.
Throughout, a Ruhlmann-inspired motif characterises the hotel’s Art Deco chic, best found in the handmade furniture that draws its influence from the Roaring Twenties. Think delightful inlaid patterns and carefully varnished dark woods. Another standout feature is the sense of space – a true commodity given the hotel’s central location. Huge windows welcome refreshing natural light, which is particularly complementary of the grand marble bathrooms complete with rainforest showers. While there’s a whole host of options to choose from, they all offer an excellent standard. That said, the suites are a standout, with truly impressive living spaces and Art Deco features. Look for the penthouse and terrace offerings.
Entering Magnolia is an experience in itself; push back the 19th century door to reveal a tunnel of black marble, enhanced by a spectacularly lit film of water. It’s a stunning setting and recently (2017) gained its first Michelin star. The Time Restaurant & Wine Bar offers an equally on-trend alternative, paying homage to the hotel’s early 20th century stylings. It even features what claims to be ‘one of the largest cocktail lists in the world’. Come the warmer months, you’ll also have the option of dining at the SummerTime Bar & Grill. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy meats and fish, dressed in herbs from the hotel’s organic garden.
This is the only hotel to offer a resort feel in central Rome. This is perhaps best typified by the outdoor pool and rooftop garden, complete with hammam and hot tub. The resort sensibilities can also be found in the indulgent spa, complete with fitness centre, sauna and a full range of treatments. It’s all realised in pure Carrara and Calacatta Caldia marble, evoking the style of ancient Roman baths. There’s even a collection of art that spans from contemporary innovations to classics by such names as Picasso, Dali and Guttuso.
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Contemporary hotel from £705 incl. flights
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