InterContinental Hotels Group has marked a sign of confidence in the Italian tourism industry during this challenging period, confirming it is bringing its luxury namesake hotel brand back to Rome. Four years after closing the doors to the InterContinental De La Ville Roma, the group announced it will take over an existing hotel on the iconic Via Veneto in the Ludovisi district and close to the Villa Borghese.
Currently operating as Hotel Ambasciatori Palace Roma, IHG and partners will restore the Neo-Renaissance-style architecture of the landmark palazzo property which was the original home to ambassadors staying in Rome before opening as a hotel in 1993.
Located in a prime position less than a kilometre walk from the Galleria Borghese, the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain, the InterContinental Rome will feature 160 rooms and suites, a restaurant, bar and spa. It is flagged to launch in 2022.
“The signing of an InterContinental in Rome represents an important moment in the growth of our luxury portfolio and brand presence across Europe,” said Willemijn Geels, Vice President of Development, Europe, IHG.
“In these challenging and unprecedented times, this signing shows the continued trust our owners and partners place in IHG and our brands. We are delighted to partner with Oaktree Capital and Westmont Hospitality Group and look forward to offering InterContinental guests a rich and unforgettable experience in the Eternal City.”
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts operates 213 luxury hotels globally, from historic buildings to city landmarks and immersive resorts in every corner of the globe. The InterContinental in Rome will join a family of 34 iconic InterContinental properties in Europe, including InterContinental London – Park Lane, InterContinental Paris – Le Grand and InterContinental Berlin, many of which are undergoing multi-million-euro refurbishment programs.
The former InterContinental De La Villa Roma is now operated by Rocco Forte Hotels.