Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese is slated to reopen its doors on July 1, 2019, to reveal its completed renovation project by contemporary architect and interior designer, Jean-Philippe Nuel.
Gracing a serene street in the heart of Rome, the former 19th century Roman palazzo is within walking distance of some of the city’s best-known cultural landmarks and parks, including the Trevi Fountain, Villa Medici and the Spanish Steps.
Evoking the feel of a Roman home, guests will appreciate the hotel’s relaxed and laid-back atmosphere and the sense of being truly immersed in the essence of this picturesque Italian city.
The hotel will comprise 78 rooms and suites, with the unveiling of larger suites, a new fitness centre and new wellbeing programme, along with three large event rooms. Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese will also be home to Settimo, an elegant rooftop lounge and restaurant, offering panoramic views overlooking the picturesque Villa Borghese gardens and St. Peter’s Basilica. The opulent outlet will provide a botanical escape on the seventh floor and will serve contemporary Roman cuisine using locally-sourced ingredients
Jean Philippe Nuel’s unmistakable redesigns will combine the heritage and classicism of ‘La Dolce Vita’, with the modernism and design of French ‘art de vivre’. The hotel entrance will feature an iconic display of chromatic counterpoints and vibrant colours, creating a modern lounge with a classical feel. Guest rooms will also exhibit an iridescent ceiling masterpiece, creating the illusion of the bright sky above.
Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese will offer guests dedicated and personalised attention through thoughtful gestures and delightful surprises. The hotel will feature a dedicated candle ritual, inspired by the lighting of the streets of Paris during the reign of Louis XIV, which provided citizens with a sense of welcoming and safety. At sunset, the hotel will light giant candles outside the entrance to welcome guests back from their evenings out touring the city, accompanied by atmospheric music.
Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese joins more than 120 Sofitel Hotels & Resorts strategically positioned in key destinations around the world. Sofitel will also introduce stunning new properties including Sofitel Mexico City Reforma, Sofitel Legend Panama Casco Viejo, Sofitel Dubai Wafi and Sofitel Adelaide.