Spotlight on: Rome

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Spotlight on: Rome

Fancy an Easter break in Rome? We explore the hottest hotels in the Eternal City

Words by Liz Skone James

With all eyes on the Eternal City, there’s nowhere quite like Rome at Easter, and you don’t have to be Catholic to enjoy the festivities. Here’s where to stay in style

Hotel Eden Rome Hotel Eden


Looking over the Spanish Steps, Dorchester Collection’s Hotel Eden is perfectly placed to enjoy everything that Rome has to offer. The grande dame of the city’s hospitality scene, the hotel enjoys a reputation for legendary service, and has regularly welcomed heads of state, royalty and A list celebrities since opening in 1889. There are 98 rooms and suites here, all elegantly designed and offering bright, airy accommodation with high ceilings and tall windows that make the most of the stunning city views; fine fabrics, beautiful artwork and timeless artisanal furnishings embrace the classic Italian style of the property. Meanwhile, the sleek bathrooms, inspired by Roman baths, feature mosaics and marble vanities. A dynamic food and drink offering includes La Terrazza, the fine-dining rooftop restaurant, where innovative Mediterranean cuisine is served with a side of mesmerising views. And don’t miss Il Giardino Bar, with its lush green vertical garden – the perfect spot to watch the sun go down over cocktails and cicchetti. hotel-eden

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The first Italian outpost of Ian Schrager’s achingly cool hotel group has been making waves since it opened last year in a converted bank a few steps from the famous Via Veneto. The renovation incorporates many original features, including an exquisite Cipollino marble staircase. Arriving through a plant-filled sunken garden, guests are greeted in the striking lobby, with its seven metre- high ceilings and full-height green velvet curtains. All of the 91 bedrooms are stylish sanctuaries designed with comfort in mind, and a touch of Italian flair – think custom-made Canaletto beds, walnut herringbone flooring, and Carrara marble basins. Anima, the signature restaurant offers modern Italian Mediterranean cuisine with an international outlook. Meanwhile, a lighter, all-day menu is served al fresco in The Garden. Or, head upstairs to The Roof, located on the seventh floor it’s the place to be seen, with its bar area and a travertine plunge pool surrounded by solid teak daybeds. Expansive views of the city’s landmarks are on offer here.

Casa Monti Hotel Rome Casa Monti


While you can’t stay here just yet, the third hotel for the family owned Leitmotiv group – the team behind Coeur de Megève in the French Alps and the recently opened La Fantaisie in Paris – Casa Monti is due to open imminently. Located in a listed, 18th-century building, the boutique hotel will offer a taste of the dolce vita. The interiors of the new hotel have been beautifully conceived by interior designer, Laura Gonzalez. Every detail has been meticulously chosen to reflect the rich and diverse local culture: elaborately crafted materials, precisely calibrated shades, and bespoke prints evoke an enchanting, carefree Italian spirit. A restaurant with lively al fresco terrace will evoke the trattoria tradition, with a contemporary twist, while a chic, rooftop terrace bar will serve delectable cocktails under the glow of the sun. A feast for all of the senses…