In the heart of the Eternal City, DoubleTree by Hilton Rome Monti has opened sheltering a nod to biophilic design that spills into all areas of the hotel…
Design firm THDP, which recently completed the interiors inside Terme di Saturnia wellness hotel, was appointed to sensitively inject character and sense of place into the 133-key DoubleTree by Hilton Rome Monti, which has just opened.
The sits in a strategic position in one of the most dynamic and eclectic neighbourhoods, Rione Monti, which spans from Termini Station to Piazza Vittorio. The hotel’s guestrooms, suites and facilities are spread across seven floors and includes a bar and cafeteria with an entrance from the lively Piazza Esquilino, a restaurant serving reinterpreted traditional cuisine, and a rooftop bar and panoramic terrace, as well as three modular meeting rooms and a modern fitness room.
The hotel, which is operated by HNH Hospitality and developed by Reale Immobili, welcomes guests into rooms bathed in natural light with a contemporary design inspired by the colours of Rome. Pairing contemporary comfort and vintage Italian charm, natural outdoor elements are brought inside.
The earthy wood and stone materials, combined with different plant forms, are enriched from the natural daylight that the hotel offers, providing instant character and warmth. Starting from its design, the hotel has been committed to reducing its environmental and social impact, as seen by the choice of materials used and energy sources.
“We are proud to announce this new opening,” says Luca Boccato, CEO of HNH Hospitality, “a positive sign of confidence for the hotel industry in such a difficult moment due to the ongoing pandemic, but also a truly innovative project in terms of layout and style, which we have followed since the beginning. We strongly believe it will be an excellent addition to our portfolio, also for the destination.” Boccato continues: “Landing in Rome with such an innovative project makes us very proud. It confirms the quality of our organization model and logic of multibrand development, which has allowed us to build expertise over time. Working with partners such as Reale Immobili, Hilton and THDP is extremely gratifying and recognition of our role in the national market, despite the difficult context.”
“The mission of Reale Immobili is to enhance the value of Reale Group’s real estate assets,” says Alberto Ramella, general director of Reale Immobili. “We are proud to have reached this objective with such an important Italian hotel operator as HNH Hospitality and with the Hilton brand. This operation allows us to strengthen our position in the hotel sector and to diversify our offer in Rome, where we already have other structures. It also allows us to give the city – one of the top destinations for international tourists – an elegant hotel, entirely renovated, which will broaden accommodation offering in our capital, also in anticipation of returning to normality.”
“We are thrilled to partner with HNH Hospitality to open DoubleTree by Hilton Rome Monti,” comments David Kelly, senior vice president, continental Europe, Hilton. “The hotel has undergone an impressive refurbishment and is the perfect property to introduce DoubleTree by Hilton to Rome – joining five other Hilton brands with a presence in the city. We know that there is considerable pent-up demand for travel, and Rome is consistently a top destination for international travelers. This hotel is well-positioned to capture that demand as international travel resumes.”
Nick Hickson, Director and co-founder of THDP will join editor Hamish Kilburn on a panel discussion at Hotel Designs LIVE. The event, which is free to attend if you are a designer, architect, hotelier or developer, takes place on May 11. Click here to register (booking form takes less than two minutes).
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