Jean-Philippe Nuel renovates Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese

Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese is set to reopen on July 1 after renovations by architect and interior designer Jean-Philippe Nuel.

Upon completion, the hotel will have 78 rooms and suites. The property will also open a new fitness center and wellness program as well as three event rooms.

Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese will also be home to Settimo, a rooftop lounge and restaurant, offering panoramic views overlooking the Villa Borghese gardens and St. Peter’s Basilica. Adorned with eclectic furnishings and green interiors, Settimo will provide a garden setting on the 7th floor.


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Nuel’s design aesthetic will combine the heritage of “La Dolce Vita” with French modernism. The hotel entrance will have a display of chromatic counterpoints and vibrant colors, creating a modern lounge with a classical feel. Guestrooms will also have an iridescent ceiling masterpiece, creating the illusion of the bright sky above.

For the bathrooms in the accommodations, guests will be able to choose between soaking or bubble baths. 

Situated in the center of Rome, this former 19th century Roman palazzo is near some of the city’s popular cultural landmarks and parks, including the Trevi Fountain, Villa Medici and Spanish Steps.

Photo credit: Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese

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