Nestled in the heart of Italy’s eternal city, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts announces a captivating rendezvous with luxury and heritage–the Rosewood Rome, slated to open its grand doors in 2025. Tasked with the illustrious management is the eminent real estate firm, Antirion SGR, bringing this lavish haven to life in the former headquarters of Italy’s Banca Nazionale del Lavoro (BNL), an edifice that gazes upon the iconic Via Veneto. The new abode of opulence is poised to offer unrivalled access to Rome’s treasure trove of attractions, boutique shops, and gastronomic delights, marking a harmonious marriage of leisure and culture.
“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. “As one of Italy’s most vibrant cities with an undoubtedly rich legacy and charming character, Rome has long been at the top of the list of priority destinations in which to set the Rosewood flag, and we’re thrilled to be working with our partners at Antirion SGR on this project that will surely set a new standard for luxury lifestyle experiences in Rome.”
Upon unveiling, Rosewood Rome will feature 157 sumptuous accommodations, including 44 suites, and three exquisite dining outlets, promising a culinary voyage through contemporary Italian flavours and panoramic city views. Enriching the guest experience are a plethora of amenities, including a Roman Bathhouse nestled within the bank’s original vault, a rooftop Sense, A Rosewood Spa, and versatile event spaces, culminating in a sanctuary for both locals and wanderers.
Spanning an entire Roman block, the Rosewood Rome is an ensemble of three architectural gems, each dating back to the early 20th century. At the heart of this transformative project is the former BNL headquarters, an edifice originally sculpted by the celebrated Italian architect, Marcello Piacentini.
Orchestrating this metamorphosis is Colliers International, alongside global architecture firm, Jacobs, and Australian interior design maestro, BAR Studio, all paying homage to Piacentini’s modernist Italian vision and the city’s cinematic heritage from La Dolce Vita. The design narrative weaves a tapestry of timeless elegance and contemporary comfort, inspired by Rome’s serene ambience and the Italian devotion to dolce far niente, encapsulating the quintessence of luxury living.
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