July opening for Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese

Former 19th century Roman palazzo reborn

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Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese will reopen on 1 July, unveiling extensive renovations by contemporary architect and interior designer, Jean-Philippe Nuel.

Situated on a quiet street in the centre of Rome, this former 19th century Roman palazzo lies within walking distance of some of the city’s best-known cultural landmarks and parks, including the Trevi Fountain, Villa Medici and the Spanish Steps.

Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese | Lobby
Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese | Lobby

The hotel will offer 78 rooms and suites, with new larger suites, fitness centre and wellbeing program, as well as three large event rooms. Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese will also be home to Settimo, an elegant rooftop lounge and restaurant, offering panoramic views overlooking the picturesque Villa Borghese gardens and St. Peter’s Basilica.

Jean Philippe Nuel’s chic redesigns will combine the heritage and classicism of ‘La Dolce Vita’, with the modernism and design of French ‘art de vivre’. The hotel entrance will feature a display of chromatic counterpoints and vibrant colours, creating a modern lounge with a classical feel. Guest rooms will also feature an iridescent ceiling masterpiece, creating the illusion of the bright sky above.

Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese
Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese

The hotel will feature a dedicated candle ritual, inspired by the lighting of the streets of Paris during the reign of Louis XIV, which provided citizens with a sense of welcoming and safety. At sunset, the hotel will light giant candles outside the entrance to welcome guests back from their evenings out touring the city, accompanied by atmospheric music.

Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese Bar
Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese Bar

Personalised wellness and fitness therapies as part of the SofitelFIT Wellness Programme, as well as the Sofitel MyBed Sleep Menu, a signature in-room service, transform the bathroom into a private sanctuary with numerous options for relaxation. Guests can choose between two complimentary baths – a therapeutic Soothing Bath that invites a lazy soak with calming essential oils, or a Bubble Bath that injects fun into the bath time experience. Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese also provides guests with personalised bathrobes to add to the experience.

Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese is now accepting reservations for stays from 1 July. Rooms start from £300 per night (excluding breakfast). For more information, click here.

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