Unveiling the Luxurious World of Rocco Forte Hotels: The Hotel de la Ville, Rome

by Luiz F. Costa Senior Contributor
July 24, 2023
Unveiling the Luxurious World of Rocco Forte Hotels: The Hotel de la Ville, Rome

Nestled atop the iconic Spanish Steps, the Hotel de la Ville shines like a beacon, offering a plush retreat amidst the historical allure of Rome. An esteemed constituent of the Rocco Forte Hotels collection, this establishment epitomizes the brand's dedication to refined accommodations, impeccable service, and a profound connection to local customs and traditions. Every hotel within this luxurious collective, including the Hotel de la Ville, guarantees an immersive and authentic experience in the core of the city it resides in.

Elegant Timelessness

The Hotel de la Ville exudes an ageless elegance, its historical lineage resonating through the thoughtfully designed interiors. A sophisticated synthesis of classic and contemporary aesthetics, the hotel has been skilfully refurbished by the esteemed architect Tommaso Ziffer, in conjunction with Olga Polizzi, the Director of Design at Rocco Forte Hotels. They've crafted an atmosphere that reflects the vibes of an 18th-century Grand Tour, amalgamating Roman inspirations with a modern charm.

This architectural brilliance pervades the hotel's 104 rooms and suites. All rooms offer captivating views over Rome's terracotta rooftops or the tranquil inner courtyard. The jewel in the crown is the Suite de la Ville, Rome's most luxurious suite. With its spacious interiors, a private kitchen, and a grand terrace, it offers guests a memorable panorama of the Eternal City.

A Melange of Flavors

Dining at the Hotel de la Ville is akin to a sensory voyage. The hotel proudly presents four avant-garde food and beverage venues, under the skilled stewardship of Fulvio Pierangelini, Rocco Forte Hotels’ Creative Director of Food. The eclectic culinary venues vary from Da Sistina, a restaurant revamping elements of Roman tradition with fresh seasonal produce, to Mosaico Restaurant, offering locally-inspired, seasonal dishes abounding in taste and flavour. Julep Herbal & Vermouth Bar tempts guests with its unique infusions. The zenith is the Cielo Terrace, a rooftop bar where the artistry of cocktails merges with awe-inspiring views, creating a mesmerizing experience transcending the culinary realm.

Luxurious Meetings & Events

With its distinguished location and opulent interiors, the hotel serves as a perfect canvas for hosting an array of events. The Ivy Room and La Rotonda banquet rooms, in addition to flexible spaces on the sixth and seventh floors, form a captivating setting for up to 250 guests. The hotel's innovative Hybrid Rooms, equipped with cutting-edge technologies in partnership with Tecnomeeting, further augment these spaces, facilitating seamless virtual and hybrid gatherings.

Irene Forte Spa: A Haven of Serenity

The hotel's expansive Irene Forte Spa is a tranquil oasis amidst the city's hustle and bustle. This 550 m2 sanctuary provides a multitude of treatments using the distinctive Irene Forte Skincare line, incorporating ingredients procured from the organic agricultural estate at Verdura Resort, another Rocco Forte property in Sicily. The spa houses a modern fitness center, available 24 hours a day, featuring a plethora of wellness activities ranging from Barrecorre, Pilates, Yoga lessons, to Art Running and Art Cycling itineraries.

The Call of the Eternal City

Its prime location allows the hotel guests to immerse themselves in Rome's rich cultural heritage. A brief stroll leads to cherished sites such as the Scuderie del Quirinale and the contemporary Gagosian art gallery. Unique experiences like sunset tours in vintage cars, private tours of the Sistine Chapel, and trips to the Papal residence in Castel Gandolfo enrich the guests’ Roman sojourn.

A Shower of Accolades

Hotel de la Ville's exceptional services and experiences have received numerous recognitions on prestigious platforms. Travel + Leisure ranked it as the #3 Readers’ Favorite Hotel in Rome in 2023 and included it in the T+L 500 list of the world's best hotels. It has consistently won the Forbes Travel Guide Star Award and earned a spot in the U.S. News & World Report 2023 as #1 in Rome, #3 in Italy, and #10 in Europe.

Whether you seek a luxurious stay, a sophisticated event venue, a wellness retreat, or a culinary adventure, Hotel de la Ville, Rocco Forte Hotels' adress on the iconic street Via Sistina, stands as an embodiment of the art of opulent living, encapsulating the finest Italian hospitality, culture, and elegance in the heart of the Eternal City.


Luiz F. Costa

Senior Contributor

Luiz F Costa is a contributing editor at Monaco Voice, specializing in “all things Monte Carlo”. Luiz is a former CEO, publisher and executive editor of Forbes magazine (Monaco and Netherland’s editions) . You can find more of his many opinions on Instagram , and Facebook.

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