After several months of intensive renovation the Sofitel Roma Villa Borghese is now open
On the 1st of July, Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese celebrated its great reopening. The redesign of Jean-Philippe Nuel has transformed the structure into an elegant Roman residence, where the iconic Dolce Vita joins with the modern French Art De Vivre.
Located in a quiet street in the pulsating heart of Rome, the hotel is close to some of the most famous monuments and cultural sites of the city, including the Trevi Fountain, Villa Medici and Piazza di Spagna.
The hotel is housed in an elegant seven-storey 19th century historic building, originally a guesthouse belonging to the aristocratic Ludovisi Boncompagni family. It has been said that during his escape, Caravaggio found refuge in the stable of Villa Ludovisi Boncompagni. Today, the former stables house the ground floor of Sofitel Rome, characterised by arches, vaulted ceilings and mosaic floors. In 1991 the hotel entered in Accor and became Sofitel Rome. The Hotel is a full property of AccorInvest.
During years, Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese has hosted many famous actors and actresses such as Carole Bouquet, Ornella Muti, Fanny Ardant, Isabella Ferrari, Gérard Depardieu and Pierre Niney; Directors, François Ozon (‘Potiche’ with C. Deneuve), Michel Hazanavicius (‘The Artist’); and political personalities, President Mikhail Gorbachev and Lech Walesa during the presentation of his film.
On July the first the Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese reopens after a restyling signed by the contemporary architect and interior designer, Jean-Philippe Nuel.
The building interventions concerned the total renovation of the roof terrace with new bar and kitchen, the complete renovation of the 78 rooms with the realization of 7 new suite rooms, the common areas and the realization of three new meeting rooms, the restructuring of the external elevations and of the hotel entrance.
Settimo, an elegant panoramic restaurant
On the rooftop of the new structure is located “Settimo”: the elegant panoramic restaurant that offers a breath-taking view of the picturesque gardens of Villa Borghese and the Basilica of San Pietro. With an eclectic design, characterized by lush green interiors, “Settimo” is the perfect location for a high-altitude botanical escape. The culinary offer is signed by the creative soul of Chef Giuseppe D’Alessio and includes contemporary author dishes that are inspired by the “poor Roman cuisine”. The French Joie De Vivre and the Roman Carpe Diem meet in the renovation of the hotel, creating a unique, sophisticated, and at the same time simple and contemporary travel experience, in which the desires are realized and the memories of a splendid day between the streets of the Eternal City become unforgettable.