Rome is a city filled with masterpieces. From the paintings of Caravaggio and Raphael to the sculptures of Bernini and  the films of Federico Fellini – it is the cradle from which all that is best about Italy has emerged. So, the Eternal City  was the perfect fit for the opening of the latest EDITION.  

Conceived, concepted, and programmed by the visionary entrepreneur, Ian Schrager, executed and interpreted by  the hotel owners, Statuto Group, the intimate 91-room Rome EDITION sets a new standard in the Eternal City. Its  sophistication, attention to detail, refinement, and high design aesthetic make it set to become a meeting place for  Romans and travellers alike. Positioned in one of the most enviable areas of Rome, the hotel is only a few short steps  from Via Veneto, the most sought-after street in all of Italy. It was immortalised in La Dolce Vita and embodies Italian  flare in all its glory. Not only that – all the major attractions are within easy reach, including the Piazza Barberini, the  Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain and the ever-beautiful Borghese Gardens.  

Built in the 1940s and formerly occupied by one of the main Italian banks, the building is a striking example of the  rationalist style and was created by Cesare Pascoletti in collaboration with the famed architect Marcello Piacentini. The stunning central staircase of rare cipollino marble from the quarries of Apuane is testament to their genius.  Original features are retained throughout, including the central courtyards and original statues and lamps.  

The hotel has three unique bars, a rooftop lounge, bar and pool, a show-kitchen restaurant, a well-appointed urban  wellness space with gym and treatment rooms, and a courtyard garden where guests can while away the time sipping  their favourite drink or sampling the peerless food menu from adored Roman Chef Paola Colucci, the hotel’s chef  partner. The 91 rooms, including 17 suites, have all the design elements the brand is renowned for: the muted tones,  the accents of walnut wood and stunning custom designed furniture.  

Rome is a city obsessed with its food, so EDITION took great care in choosing a chef that embodies the city to lead its  food offerings. And they found her in Paola Colucci, the self-taught founder of Roman favourite restaurant  Pianostrada. Colucci came to cooking later in life, after spending 20 years in finance she left the industry to fulfil her  lifelong passion of cooking and opened her first restaurant nine years ago. Alongside her best friend and business  partner, Chiara Magliocchetti, Colucci’s two daughters, Alice and Flaminia Spognetta, make up the female-led team.  

Known as one of the best and most intuitive chefs in the city, she is a firm believer in the emotionality of food and the  importance of interacting with her guests. It is for that reason that her kitchen at The Rome EDITION’s signature  restaurant Anima will be open-fronted and screened with ambered glass, so all can admire her work. Using recipes  passed down through the generations of her family, the menu includes traditional Italian dishes with a modern twist  and international outlook. 

The focus at The Rome EDITION will be seasonality and freshness. Guests can expect show-stopping flavours in dishes  at Anima including Chef Colucci’s version of spaghetti with roasted tomatoes and veal with tuna sauce, alongside  some of the best tomato and burrata in all of Italy. There will be a heavy emphasis on Italian wines, though other  countries will of course be represented too, with a list that is primarily driven by emotion and has a heavy focus on  food pairings. The light-filled restaurant with chartreuse and blue upholstered furniture will be open for breakfast,  lunch and dinner. 

In a first for the city, the hotel has an expansive lush garden that will be both piazza and dining space. It is here in the private Garden that guests begin their journey as the hotel unfolds like acts in an opera. A Roman street scape leading  into the heart of the hotel, it is an indoor-outdoor space, a jungle abundant with more than 400 plants and a cascade  of climbing Jasmine over the façade. A dramatic bronze metal awning overlooks teak wood banquettes and free standing furniture along with an Italianate arrangement of lanterns to give it the feel of a traditional Roman garden.  The Garden provides outdoor seating for Anima one side and a relaxed all-day terrace on the other, offering a menu  of light dishes available throughout the day until late evening. Featuring old favourites and new creations the menu is accompanied by a modernist cocktail list inspired by Italian gardens and the Mediterranean.

As with all EDITION hotels, the social heart of the hotel, The Lobby, sets the tone. With dramatic 22ft-high (7m)  ceilings, and porous travertine floors and walls it is a show-stopping space for Romans and travellers alike. Two  symmetrical seating arrangements are the central axis of the space. White custom fabric sofas and coffee tables  inspired by Manuel Coltri lie next to petrified wood side tables and standing lamps. The Lobby is EDITION at its most  dynamic. It is a place to relax and make merry; a place to see and be seen or play a few games of pool on the custom made table. 

Located on the ground floor, two unique bars set the benchmark for mixology in the city: Punch Room and Jade Bar.  The Punch Room, EDITION’s signature bar concept, is an award-winning speakeasy-inspired bar concept that follows  the standard set at other EDITION properties worldwide. Born in the 17th century, traditional punches utilised the  exciting new ingredients discovered on the trade routes. The five traditional ingredients of punch highlighted spirits  from Europe and the colonies, spices and citrus from Africa and the east, teas from China and India, and sugar from  the Indies. Taking inspiration from traditional recipes, Punch Room puts a modern spin on the drink. The dark walnut  wood bar, with its Rosso Levanto marble fireplace and custom armchairs in rosewood and dark brown leather, is a  place where guests can unwind with friends under low lights. The perfect spot to recline on the amaranth-coloured  velvet sofas and explore Punch cocktails that examine the influence of the Roman Empire, it is a convivial and relaxed  space.

Jade Bar is an intimate mixology destination, designed to attract true connoisseurs and aficionados. Advanced  techniques create a kaleidoscope of cocktails from a limited range of spirits and seasonal ingredients, effectively  creating a gallery of flavour which changes throughout the year. The elevated experience of Jade Bar is an ode to the  Roman passion for honouring the finest of nature’s offerings. The intimate jewel box-like space has floor-to-ceiling  green antique marble picked out with accents of satin brass and gold. Guests are encouraged to relax on the emerald  velvet banquettes and take in the Jeff Koons-inspired sculptural pieces, while enjoying the unique offering. 

Located on the seventh floor, The Roof offers unobstructed views across the city skyline and landmarks including the  Pantheon, Acqua Paola Fountain, and Basilica of Sant’Andrea della Valle. The secluded spot features a large bar area,  a travertine plunge pool haloed by daybeds in solid oiled teak, as well as custom bronze metal vases dotted along the  outside edge of the terrace. Take a drink at the bar counter, or a swim at the end of a hot Roman day. Chef Colucci  offers raw and cooked dishes inspired by her love of the Mediterranean Sea. Likewise, the cocktails use regional citrus  notes, herbs and amari to create a truly Italian list. 

The guestrooms follow the design aesthetics that EDITION is known for, but with a pronounced Italian flare. The  comfy beds are custom designed in Canaletto light walnut wood and the expansive windows bring to life this uniquely  Italian tableau; Peperino stone and custom bedside tables sit alongside singular Italian artwork that adorns the walls.  Each room also has a custom-made chair in beige leather, walnut wood herringbone flooring and comes equipped with a 55-inch-television. In the bathroom, guests will find a custom Carrara marble basin leaning on walnut wood,  brushed brass fixtures, as well as the signature EDITION Le Labo amenities. 

The Rome EDITION is a unique offering, a new breed of boutique hotel that embraces the changing identity of the city and puts you are the heart of it all. With EDITION, there’s no place like Rome. 

Opening rates start from 640 Euros per night.


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