An artistically inspired hotel, not only because of its location or because it has been built out of an ancient college, but because art is the theme running throughout it.
Do not expect glaring signs. The entrance is a minimalist corridor imitating the many art galleries lining Via Margutta, a long pedestrian corridor, with the walls lined in shining white marble, paved with white cobbles, and illuminated with a creation by the artist Enzo Catellani, leading to the Hall.
Besides the light, another particular feature of this hotel are the colours. The corridors of the four storeys, which lead to the 46 rooms and suites, are distinguished by four different colours, blue, orange, yellow and green, and these become more intense at the guest entrance. The materials used to line the walls, glass and resin, combine strong colours with transparency, and this amplifies the space. On the ground, strips of light run along the sides of the corridor, and on these are written lines by poets such Garcia Lorca and Octavio Paz.
The rooms are equipped with the most sophisticated amenities. Behind the door, the hi-tech furnishings and bright colours make way for wood and leather.
There is a parquet floor, and the headboard of the bed is composed of squares of Florentine leather assembled by hand.
There is of course a wireless keyboard for navigating the web, and a television with satellite aerials. The lining of the bathroom walls repeat the colour of the corridors.
The complimentary toiletries, superior and personalised, add a touch of colour and elegance. Each room also has an "original copy" of a famous artwork, commissioned and executed with extreme finesse.
An attentive professional staff is on hand to satisfy the most demanding of clients. They will book restaurants, suggest glamorous night-clubs, organise transfers and limousine services, book private guided tours, buy tickets for events, and reserve exclusive personal shopper services.
By car from Rome Airport:
Take Via Luigi Bleriot and then take Via Mario De Bernardi on way to Rome, take the Autostrada Fiumicino-Roma, then take the A91 and follow direction to Florence and then to Aurelia. Take the A90 and then take exit 1 and follow the way to Aurelio/Rome. Enter Rome and continue on Via Aurelia, then take Piazza San Giovanni Battista De La Salle, then Circonvallazione Aurelia, and then Piazza Di Villa Carpegna. Turn left on Via Gregorio VII and take Piazza Pio XI and then Piazzale Gregorio VII. Turn right on Via Di Porta Cavalleggeri, then turn right once more on Largo Di Porta Cavalleggeri and take Galleria Principe Amedeo Savoia-Aosta, then Piazza Della Rovere and then Ponte Principe Amedeo Savoia-Aosta. Turn Left on Lungotevere Dei Fiorentini and turn right on Lungotevere Degli Altoviti. Take Piazza Di Ponte Sant'Angelo, then Lungotevere Tor Di Nona and then Lungotevere Marzio. Turn right on Via Tomacelli, then turn left on Via Dei Condotti, turn left again on Via Belsiana, take Via Vittoria, then turn left on Via Del Babuino and then turn right on Via Dell'Orto Di Napoli.
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