The ROMEO Collection will open its second hotel, ROMEO Roma, this October. Situated in Rome’s city center, the forthcoming property is one of the last projects from world-renowned Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid and will perfectly blend the prestige of history with Hadid’s avant-garde contemporary architecture.
Housed in a late-16th-century palazzo, the 74-room hotel will showcase views of Piazza del Popolo and surrounding rooftops. ROMEO Roma will include a gourmet destination restaurant, a Neapolitan-inspired bistro, an open-air 22,000-square-foot courtyard with indoor and outdoor pools, a rooftop lounge and bar, an international art collection, and a wellness center by Sisley Paris.
Through the project, Hadid’s architecture is expressed in a unique way compared to her signature materiality of steel and concrete. At ROMEO Roma, precious Italian local marbles and essences of wood are incorporated to create a new dialogue with the city of Rome.
In order to integrate aspects of the palazzo’s original beauty, five guest suites will also feature ancient restored frescos that will naturally immerse guests in the city’s history, complemented by Hadid’s modern aesthetic.
The property’s art collection, comprising works from various international talents, will conjure a feeling of contrast. In ROMEO Roma, ancient and contemporary are in constant dialogue, from the archeological ruins located in the courtyard to site-specific contemporary art installations, with the goal of creating a new experience of beauty.
“The basis of the Romeo Collection is built on creating spaces that masterfully integrate worldly art collections, contemporary design and breathtaking architecture, so once we came upon the noble Serroberti-Capponi family’s former 16th-century palazzo, we knew this was the perfect space to house the collection’s next project,” says the ROMEO Collection president and CEO Alfredo Romeo.
In 2024, the ROMEO Collection will expand further with its third Italian outpost: ROMEO Massa Lubrense.