Historic Rome hotel reopens under Hilton's Curio soft brand

Aleph Rome Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, Italy (Rome's second Curio Collection hotel is expected to add value to owner ARTIC's portfolio.)

Following an extensive restoration, the Aleph Rome Hotel—a property in the center of Rome—has reopened as part of Hilton's Curio Collection.

Acquired by Al Rayyan Tourism Investment in early 2015, Aleph Rome Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, is now an 88-guestroom hotel near the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Villa Borghese and many other attractions. The hotel is also near the Barberini metro station, between Via Veneto and Piazza Barberini. The 1930s-built property is the first in Rome (and the second in Italy) for Collection.

"This project reflects ARTIC's strategy to add value to its portfolio properties, enhancing their growth and development and increasing the returns on our investments," Sheikh Mohammad Bin Faisal Al Thani, VC of ARTIC, owner of Aleph Rome Hotel, commented in a statement. 

Curio's Growth

Last month alone, Curio Collection signed deals to add nine properties in Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Belize, China, Costa Rica, France and the United Kingdom to its portfolio—more than half of which are in markets outside the U.S.

The Curio Collection currently has 35 hotels in eight countries with another 47 in the development pipeline.

Recent and upcoming openings in the U.S. include The Marquette in Minneapolis, Minnesota (Q2 2017), The Central Station Memphis in Tennessee (Q4 2018) and Tulsa Club Hotel in Oklahoma (Q4 2018). International openings include The Trafalgar St. James London in the UK (Q3 2017), Grand Hotel des Sablettes Plage in France (Q3 2017), The Resort at Mahogany Bay Village in San Pedro, Belize (Q3 2017), Niepce Paris in France (Q3 2017), Gran Hotel Costa Rica in the capital city of San Jose (Q3 2017) and Xiamen in the island of Zengzuoan.