Tommaso Ziffer, Olga Polizzi design Rome's Hotel de la Ville

In Italy, the Hotel de la Ville is scheduled to open this May as a Rocco Forte hotel at the top of Rome's Spanish Steps.

The 18th-century palazzo will have 104 rooms and suites designed by Tommaso Ziffer and Olga Polizzi (Rocco Forte's sister).

Designwise, the property will make use of bold colors, lively patterns and eclectic furnishings by local artisans. Rooms start from 270 square feet and will have wooden floors, marble bathrooms and views over Via Sistina and the rooftops of the Eternal City.


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The 15 suites will include two signature suites and a presidential suite that will have a kitchen, studio and two terraces.

There will be three restaurants and three cocktail bars at the Hotel de la Ville, including the Lobby Lounge & Bistro, the main restaurant and the rooftop bar with 360-degree views of Rome.

The hotel's spa and wellness facilities will include a 24-hour gym with Technogym equipment, a hydro pool, plunge pool, Kneipp footbaths, ice showers, salt-inhalation room, steam room and sauna. Taking up two floors, the spa will cover almost 6,000 square feet, with therapies offered in six treatment rooms, including a double room.

Established by Forte and Polizzi in 1996, Rocco Forte Hotels is a collection of 11 hotels and resorts.

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