Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has been appointed by real estate firm Antirion SGR to manage the property that will become Rosewood Rome, which will open in 2023 in the heart of the city. Located in the former headquarters of Italy’s Banca Nazionale del Lavoro (BNL) overlooking Via Veneto, the new hotel will offer premier access to many of the city’s top attractions, shops and dining destinations.
Extending an entire block, Rosewood Rome will encompass three historic buildings, each of which were originally built in the early 1900s. The “crown jewel” of the project will be the renovation of the former BNL headquarters, the main unit of the development that was initially designed by Italian architect and urban planner Marcello Piacentini. The property’s transformation will pay homage to the property’s roots as an exemplar of modernist Italian architecture. The interiors will mix traditional architectural elements with modern décor and detailing.
Upon completion, Rosewood Rome will offer 157 accommodations, including 44 suites. The hotel will also be home to three dining outlets, including a contemporary Italian bistro, a lobby bar and café and a rooftop bar and terrace. Additional amenities include a subterrain experience within the bank’s original vault, housing a modern Roman Bathhouse, and Sense, A Rosewood Spa, located on the rooftop, which will have four dedicated treatment rooms and a wellness terrace with a reflecting pool and fitness center. Event spaces will comprise three meeting rooms and a ballroom.
Rosewood Rome will be the brand’s fourth Italian property, joining Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco in Tuscany and the upcoming Rosewood Porto Cervo and Rosewood Venice, set to open in 2022 and 2023, respectively. Rosewood’s existing European properties also include Rosewood London and Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel in Paris. The brand’s strong global pipeline now comprises of 11 projects in Europe, including projects in the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Spain and the Netherlands.