InterContinental to Return to Rome with New Hotel

By Kurt Stolz on 10 June 2020
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Piazza del Popolo in Rome

InterContinental Hotels Group announced plans to return to Rome with a new InterContinental hotel on the Via Veneto.

The Intercontinental brand last had a presence in the Italian capital with the Intercontinental De La Ville, which was reflagged in 2016 as a Rocco Forte property.

The former Palace Hotel, which opened in 1905, was designed by the architect Carlo Busiri Vici, a professor at the Istituto di Belle Arti.  With this property, he created what was then referred to as “Roman Baroque,” a design trend that included busts of Roman emperors in circular niches and corbels as well as a vast classical cornice.  The Palace Hotel became a home for ambassadors staying in Rome and reopened as a hotel in 1993.

The Intercontinental Rome, located in the Ludovisi area of the city, will open its doors to guests in 2022.  It will offer 160 rooms and suites, a restaurant, a bar, and a spa.  It is within walking distance of the Villa Borghese, as well as the Galleria Borghese, the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain.

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