Italy: Located in the former HQ of the country’s Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, the building will be developed into the157-room Rosewood Rome.
Real estate firm Antirion SGR appointed Rosewood Hotels & Resorts to manage the new hotel. The development will be overseen by Colliers International, led by Texas-based architecture firm, Jacobs, and Australian design firm BAR Studio.
The design will take influence from the hotel’s location overlooking Via Veneto – a symbol of Federico Fellini’s film La Dolce Vita.
Featuring 157 rooms, including 44 suites, the finished property will comprise three dining outlets (an Italian bistro, a lobby bar and cafe, and a rooftop bar with terrace), a fitness centre, a Rosewood Spa on the rooftop with four treatment rooms, a wellness terrace and pool, three meeting spaces and a grand ballroom.
Sonia Cheng, chief executive officer of Rosewood Hotel Group, said: “Over the last several years, we have been searching for the right opportunities to evolve our European footprint and bring the Rosewood brand to new corners of the continent. As one of Italy’s most vibrant cities with an undoubtedly rich legacy and charming character, Rome has long been at the top of the list of priority destinations in which to set the Rosewood flag, and we’re thrilled to be working with our partners at Antirion SGR on this project that will surely set a new standard for luxury lifestyle experiences in Rome.”
“We are honoured to embark on this exciting project with Rosewood Hotels & Resorts,” said Ofer Arbib, CEO of Antirion SGR. “We could not think of a more suited partner to create a new world-renowned destination that celebrates the heritage and rich offerings of Rome while simultaneously extending a sophisticated interpretation of ultra-luxury hospitality.”
Rosewood Rome will be the brand’s fourth property in Italy, 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 global pipeline now comprises of eleven projects in Europe including high-profile projects in the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Spain and the Netherlands.