A crossroads of civilizations, cultures and trends, Rome is in the world known as the eternal city – a destination to visit at least once in your lifetime. DoubleTree by Hilton Rome Monti is the perfect place for this.
Located in a strategic position, in one of the most iconic and ancient neighbourhoods of the city: the Rione Monti, proudly the first district of Rome, a dynamic and eclectic artery that develops around the Via Urbana and Piazza Esquilino, on which stands the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore.
This atmosphere with a retro flavor, combined with the climbing on the terracotta facades, the pots of plants left simply along the sidewalk of the streets with the typical Roman San Pietrini, was the greatest inspiration for the interior design concept, created for the hotel by the THDP studio, London, but with Italian roots and designers.
An accurate philological research has guided the entire project of conversion of the two pre-existing buildings, to combine the Roman rhythms and lifestyle with the functionality of a hotel and establish a continuous dialogue with the city.
DoubleTree by Hilton Rome Monti is interiors and decorations and the lushness of small oases of greenery – where you can immerse yourself in the light of the eternal city from morning to evening.
The main entrance is located on the main façade of the historic building overlooking Piazza Esquilino, on the corner with Via Urbana.
The common parts include the “Mit” bar & café overlooking Piazza Esquilino, with an outdoor seating area, a Mamalia restaurant equipped with an open kitchen and wine tasting area. At the eighth floor the Mun rooftop bar & panoramic terrace with direct views of Santa Maria Maggiore abbey, as well as three modular meeting rooms and a Technogym equipped fitness room, with natural light and overlooking the inner courtyard furnished with planters and possibility of outdoor exercise.
Mamalia is a welcoming location with an industrial look with warm tones, the perfect place to live special moments of good food, taste of the authentic flavors of the Italian and Roman tradition, always relying on top quality ingredients and locally sourced.
MiT Food & Coffee Brewery is a place with access also from the outside on Piazza dell’ Esquilino aimed at both hotel guests and locals and tourists, having a meeting point between city life and the hotel. A welcoming location with a retro touch in design, rattan outdoor chairs and tables, dynamic, vibrant and modern from breakfast to happy hour with creative and yet typical italian quick lunch and coffees.
The Sky bar Mùn is located on the eighth floor on a covered interior and a terrace that offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the Santa Maria Maggiore abbey sitting on the tallest point of the Esquilino hill. MÙN Rooftop Cocktail Bar is characterized by a contemporary, but not stylized design, with a feeling of a temporary summer outdoor bar. The walls are finished in a dark ochre plaster, reflecting the view of the facades outside, stretching to the west views of Rome. THDP created also a warm decorative garden lighting effect, by selecting outdoor rusty poles and wall lights by Il Fanale, who supplied most of the brass and metal lighting for the project through the specialist contractor Gomiero.
The colours chosen for the hotel are warm, rich and natural to be also aligned with the Double Tree casual look. The walls are left quite bear, finished with a concrete spatula effect. The flooring is custom designed with big slabs of walnut antiqued travertine with a central courtyard paved with squared 10×10 cms mixed tonalities of travertines. The orange and ochre fabric shades fade into the delicate travertine to reach the tones of the green of the Tiber River. The red of the facades of the distressed facades, the porphyry of the entrances of the churches and the traditional “sampietrini”are blinded every day during sunset creating magical effects of lightand shadows. The use of these shades creates a link with the external environment, maintaining an internal chromatic continuity with the city on the outside.
The layering of materials and colours inspires the use of neutral but full-bodied colours in interiors characterized by the use of natural materials such as wood, stone, strong plasters, lime plasters, earthy colors, with contemporary accents of brushed metal, bronze and copper for the furniture, which has been designed with a minimalist approach to decoration.
The hotel consists of 133 rooms of different types: 38 Guest Rooms of which 7 Accessible Room, 71 Superior Room of which 4 Family Room, 16 Deluxe Room, 7 Junior Suites of which two with terrace and finally 1 One Bedroom Suite. All bright and with a contemporary design, someof the rooms include a private terrace and panoramic views of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore.
All rooms have large walk-in showers, comfortable beds, small desk, free WiFi, minibar, courtesy line, tea kettle and coffee. The unique design and style details combine with technological equipment such as LCD 40” TVs, or dedicated attentions such as Lavazza espresso machines, to offer a pleasant and relaxing stay, without sacrificing comfort.
Project: DoubleTree by Hilton Rome Monti
Location: Rome, Italy
Design Studio: THDP
Photo Credits: Janos Grapov