Regal, Old World charm in historic Rome
82 Rooms / 14 Suites
Hassler Roma is an iconic luxury hotel long known for its regal design, personalized service and its friendly, family-owned atmosphere. Its location perched atop the Spanish Steps is second to none, right in the historical heart of the Eternal City. The Hassler’s coterie of returning guests extol the charming doormen, all-knowing concierge and attentive staff —exclusivity, discretion and personalized service are foremost here, reasons why VIPs who want to enjoy the glitter of Rome without the glare of paparazzi book the gilded guest rooms. Some notable guests of the hotel include Grace Kelly, John F. Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn, Queen Noor of Jordan, Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Brimming with Old World charm, The Hassler’s 82 rooms and 14 suites are individually designed and filled with rich tapestries, Venetian lamps, marble, silks, elaborate moldings and frescoes. (Rome’s classic colors — ochre and red — are found throughout the hotel.) While guest rooms are generous compared to other city hotels, the views are spectacular and range from garden landscapes to the rooftops of Rome.
Suites are sumptuous and spacious, particularly the 4,300-square-foot Hassler Penthouse Suite. A personal butler is on-call day and night to service the suite made up of two master bedrooms covered in velvet and Hermès fabrics, four bathrooms, two panoramic terraces with travertine marble flooring and chaise lounges, a fully equipped kitchen, and a large living room, dining area, cocktail bar.
Chef Francesco Apreda helms Imàgo, the Hassler’s sixth-floor restaurant with jaw-dropping panoramic views. Apreda’s seasonal menu includes playfully creative dishes that combine traditional Italian recipes with subtle Asian influences. Elegant, inspired dishes are the specialty, such as local favorite cacio pepe, a traditional cheese and pepper dish reinterpreted with risotto and sesame accents. Imàgo’s breath-taking vistas of St. Peter’s Basilica and Rome’s rooftops make the sunset scene quite romantic.
Apreda also serves as the hotel’s executive chef, overseeing in-room dining, and every menu detail at the Palm Court, the Hassler’s recently renovated courtyard restaurant and bar, as well as Salone Eva, a beautiful library tea room. The clubby Hassler Bar is decked in rich red leathers and dark-woods, and is ideal for a post-dinner aperitif.
Atop the Spanish Steps (Piazza di Spagna), the iconic hotel is in a shopping neighborhood where Valentino, Hermès, Alaïa, Celine and Prada intermingle. It’s a ten minute walk to many of Rome’s main squares and monuments such as Piazza Navona, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain and Campo de’ Fiori. Just a five-minute walk away is the resplendent Villa Borghese, the city’s favored park for lounging, exercising and — above all else — people watching. Should you need transportation from this walking-friendly location, the concierge can arrange chauffeured car service to get you to your destination in style.