By Evie Carrick
July 19, 2019
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Travelers to Rome can have it all — a completely renovated five-star hotel and a location that’s steps from some of the ancient city’s most iconic landmarks.

The Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese has just reopened following a complete redesign that has made the five-star hotel more desirable than ever. Steps from the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, and Villa Medici, the 78-room hotel is located in a former 19th-century Roman palazzo — a history that helped inspire the building’s most recent transformation.

Studio Jean Philippe Nuel/Courtesy of Accor Hotels

Thanks to the vision of French architect and interior designer Jean-Philippe Nuel, each redesigned room boasts a Baroque-inspired ceiling, creating the illusion of a blue sky, and marble bathrooms with Hermès toiletries.

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Guests who book the property’s Prestige Suites, can select a preferred room fragrance, enjoy a private terrace, and take advantage of exclusive experiences like a vintage Vespa ride to a well-known movie location.

Studio Jean Philippe Nuel/Courtesy of Accor Hotels

When it comes to views of Rome, the hotel’s elegant rooftop lounge and on-site restaurant, Settimo, is hard to beat. With panoramic views of the city and both indoor and outdoor seating, Settimo dishes up contemporary Roman cuisine using the traditional culinary style and locally sourced ingredients.

“In a city which is home to some of Europe’s most exciting historical buildings, it was essential for the new design to subtly incorporate Rome’s rich history along with Sofitel’s French elegance,” said Edoardo Giuntoli, the hotel’s General Manager, in a statement. “What we’ve created is a chic fusion of the Italian La Dolce Vita heritage with modern French Art de Vivre.”

Room rates start at $375 per night. As part of T+L’s Operation Vacation, travelers can book a special package that includes a room upgrade and a glass of sparkling wine for 30 percent off.