Hotel Majestic Roma
When it comes to glamorous hotels in Rome, few exceed the Hotel Majestic on fashionable Via Veneto. Built in 1889 by renowned architect Gaetano Koch, the Neoclassical property catered to generations of glitterati and served as a backdrop for Federico Fellini’s 1960 film La Dolce Vita. Today, the hotel continues to draw A-list visitors (past guests include Madonna and Pavarotti) with its 98 guestrooms, decorated with antiques, tapestries, Wenge hardwood floors, white lacquered furniture, and large windows overlooking either Via Veneto or St. Isidoro’s Convent garden. Downstairs, the Carrera marble lobby leads to a grand ballroom, frescoed by Domenico Bruschi.