Bruno Moinard, Claire Betaille partner to renovate Rome's Hotel Eden

Hotel Eden used to have 121 rooms, with that number now reduced to 98 so the existing rooms are now bigger. (Hotel Eden used to have 121 rooms, with that number now reduced to 98 so the existing rooms are now bigger.)

The Dorchester Collection has reopened the Hotel Eden in Rome following an 18-month restoration.

Architect and interior designers Bruno Moinard and Claire Betaille of 4BI & Associés worked with Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku from Jouin Manku to oversee the renovation, which reduced the room count from 121 to 98 guestrooms and suites so that the rooms could be bigger. The renovation also included a food and drink concept and the hotel’s first urban spa and blow-dry bar.

Moinard and Betaille, who restored the lobby, rooms, suites and meeting rooms, designed the spaces to accentuate natural light, emphasized further by the high ceilings and tall windows framing Rome’s skyline.

The hotel’s fine dining restaurant, La Terrazza, is located on the top floor and has views across Rome. Jouin Manku, responsible for the redesign of the restaurants and spa, drew on traditional Italian craftsmanship as inspiration for the design with a fresco glass wall taking centerstage. The restaurant is helmed by executive chef Fabio Ciervo.

Meanwhile, Il Giardino Ristorante & Bar is said to play on the natural assets of the hotel’s views, with Jouin Manku designing the venue with an abstract “vertical garden”.

Luca Virgilio is the general manager of Hotel Eden.