W Hotels s'est installé à Rome le 6 décembre. W Hotels opened in Rome on December 6.

The upscale, lifestyle brand W Hotels

has made its debut in Rome next to the Spanish Steps. For this Roman getaway, the hotel incorporates the walls of two 19th-century palaces on Via Liguria converted to hospitality under the guidance of studio Meyer Davis. The complex blends traditional architecture with a Roman expression of design, notably in the hotel’s lobby, the W Lounge, which comes alive at night with DJ sets. Colourful leather furniture and an eclectic choice of seating, black and grey marble floors, sculptures and works of art, a hand-painted mural by artist Costanza Alvarez de Castro inspired by Roman gardens: the lifestyle dimension of the Marriott group is present in Rome as it is in the 60 or so establishments of W Hotels worldwide.

With floor-to-ceiling windows, marble bathrooms and a décor that plays on bright colours – burnt orange, deep red, leafy green – most of the 147 rooms and 5 suites have a balcony or a private terrace. ” W Rome brings together unexpected design, inviting social spaces and the extraordinary talents of chefs Ciccio Sultano and Fabrizio Fiorani to create a refreshing and highly experiential interpretation of modern luxury

,” said Tom Jarrold, Global Brand Leader, W Hotels Worldwide.

As part of this, the Roman hotel will offer residents and locals alike a Sicilian cuisine restaurant, Giano, led by Michelin-starred chef Ciccio Sultano, complemented by an inner courtyard, Giardino Clandestino, where to enjoy an aperitivo with a focus on Sicilian street food. Still in the open air, the hotel is topped by a rooftop bar with a view of the city. On the sweet side, the W Rome has teamed up with renowned pastry chef Fabrizio Fiorani to offer homemade ice creams and sweet specialties. On the relaxation side, there is an infinity pool on the terrace, a gym studio designed by athlete Pietro Boselli and a concept store.

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Arnaud Deltenre