Hotel Eden, Rome
When in Rome, stay in the Hotel Eden. Most Romans would do the same given a chance. Recently renovated, not just refurbished, where once there were 121 suites, there are now 98. Not only would you have views of the heart of Rome, but you can also appreciate it from a luxurious space. The Bellavista Penthouse Suite, for instance, is true to its name; from the floor to ceiling windows, your views are indeed beautiful. Hotel Eden’s 17 months restoration by the hands of world-renowned architect and interior designers was recently completed, with the reopening on April 1st, 2017.
What does Hotel Eden offer? Imagine sitting on the rooftop terrace enjoying Mediterranean creations to the sights of the city while you dine Roman style. This is La Terrazza, headed by the award-winning chef Fabio Ciervo. Skip the bird’s eye view and enjoy the aptly named II Giardino Ristorante & Bar, which offers lighter meals and cocktails throughout the day. A little tip: for a romantic aperitif, find the secret bar, La Libreria.
Though on the same spot since 1889, Hotel Eden is anything but dated. Its proximity to Rome’s most memorable and celebrated sights – the Spanish Steps and Villa Borghese make Hotel Eden unique. It is a slice of history served on a silver platter of modernity. dorchestercollection.com
© This article was first published in June-July 2017 edition of World Travel Magazine.