It is the verses of poets that guide the steps of guests of this hotel,
recently opened on Via Margutta in the true artistic heart of Rome, just
a few yards away from the Spanish Steps. Its artistic vocation stems
not only from its location or the fact of being housed in a former
college but also because art is the link connecting all its different
Don?t expect to see any signs. The entrance is a minimalist passageway
blending in chameleon-like with the many art galleries on Via Margutta.
This long pedestrian corridor with walls of gleaming white marble, paved
with white pebbles and lit by a creation of the artist Enzo Catellani,
provides access to the hall. Once the college chapel but now
deconsecrated and painstakingly restored, it offers a highly Roman blend
of sacred and profane, ancient and modern. Charmingly naive golden
stars twinkle against the original cobalt blue background of the
cross-vaulted roof. The altar is screened with a panel of thick glass
streaked with ice blue that both conceals and displays the marble.
Facing this, two large eggs of white resin rise from the ancient floor
of polychromatic marble to house the reception desk and the office. The
hall also accommodates the tables of the small but deftly organized
bar-restaurant proving a broad selection of teas and herbal infusions,
buffet breakfast, a brunch that is not confined to Sundays and also
features organic produce, cocktails, cold dishes and appetizers. A
lounge decorated with works of contemporary art and a small courtyard
fitted out as a bar are located on the same floor.
The keynotes of this hotel are light and color. The corridors of the
four floors housing 46 rooms and suites are picked out respectively in
blue, orange, yellow and green with radiant light at the guests?
entrance. The wall facings of glass and resin are in bright but
transparent colors that expand the space. Minimalist milky ways stretch
out along the walls of the corridors with verses of poets like García
Lorca and Octavio Paz.
The hi-tech furnishings and bright colors stop on the threshold of each
room to make way for wood and leather. The floors are parquet and the
headboards are a hand-stitched patchwork of Florentine leather. The
rooms are equipped with the most sophisticated facilities including a
cordless keyboard for web surfing and satellite television.
glass, metal and mosaic tiles that pick up the color of the corridor,
the bathrooms display different characteristics but always provide a
warm and comfortable bathrobe and bath set including fluid body creams,
bath foam, and subtly scented shampoo and balsam. Guests who like to
keep fit can go jogging in the nearby park of Villa Borghese or descend
the splendid glass staircase to the basement and the small gym equipped
with modern machines, a sauna, and an individual Turkish bath.
Hotel Information: Hotel lusso Roma hotel Roma | HOTEL ART hotelart.it English version of the website: hotel_art Via Margutta, 56 00187 Roma, Italia Phone: +39 06 328711