The Rooms of Rome, a unique experience that offers personalized stays in which art and architecture have no boundaries, offers 24 apartments located in “rhinoceros,” a historic palace conceived by the Fondazione Alda Fendi – Esperimenti. The rooms, designed and furnished by the great architect Jean Nouvel, feature state of the art technology and domotics while respecting the building’s history and background. They have been conceived to create a personalized stay, offering an infinite range of possibilities when visiting the Eternal City.
Guests experiencing The Rooms of Rome can create a truly exclusive feeling based on each of their needs, dreams and wishes. While the apartments provide L’Occitane amenities, a pillow menu, as well as the highest quality linens and furnishings, guests can choose, prior to their check-in, from a wide variety of perfumes for their room, as well as experiences provided “á la carte” by our commercial partners. These include beauty treatments and massages, different types of lessons and training, entertainment, as well as museum and city private tours.
Kike Sarasola, the Spanish visionary entrepreneur who has been entrusted to manage and take care of The Rooms of Rome and Caviar Kaspia Roma, announced that The Rooms of Rome is just the beginning of one of his upcoming projects, The Rooms of the World. The project will take the most exceptional experiences to many cities across Europe and the world.
Jean Nouvel and The Rooms of Rome architecture
Located in the most historical part of the city, where Roman history was born, Jean Nouvel imagined the apartments as a completely innovative place. They have been designed not as living spaces in the traditional sense, but constituting “openable” areas: steel boxes that reproduce environments and services such as kitchens, bathrooms or cabinets, designed and patented only for the rhinoceros building, whose refined modernity stands in stark contrast to its ancient walls.
From the windows of the apartments, guests enjoy a unique and different view of the monuments of the Forum Boarium: The Arch of Janus, the splendid church of San Giorgio al Velabro, the temple of Hercules Victor, known as the Temple of Vesta, and the Palatine Hill. The passage of time, Roman history, modernity, and never-ending construction are the spirit of the “The Rooms of Rome” apartments.
Caviar Kaspia Roma, the best gastronomy from Paris to Ancient Rome
Located on the fifth and sixth floors of the palazzo rhinoceros is Caviar Kaspia Roma, a Russian inspired gastronomic proposal with over 90 years of history. The brand arrives in Rome as the gallery restaurant, offering selected products such as Norwegian salmon, imperial crab and the inevitable caviar.
Romans and city visitors can enjoy an ample menu during the day, with adaptable proposals such as blinis, croissants, focaccias and tartars. A selection of more structured dishes, created by the chef Giovanni Giammarino, will be available for dinner, including Italian inspired cuisine.
The location features three panoramic terraces overlooking Imperial Rome, while the interiors also have large windows that overlook the Forum and rectangular mirrors have been placed along the entire length of the wall so guests can always enjoy the outside views.
Kike Sarasola and The Rooms of the World
Kike Sarasola, Gold Medal by Spain’s Ministry of Tourism, is a trendsetting pioneer in the industry thanks to his visionary, disruptive and rebellious character. He is President and Founder of the successful Room Mate Group, which includes hotels, apartments, hotelier consultancy services and, now, The Rooms of the World.
Room Mate Hotels currently operates 24 hotels in 14 cities worldwide, including Room Mate Giulia in Milan and Room Mate Isabella and Room Mate Luca in Florence. The group has recently signed 12 new hotels that will open in the next 18 months, 6 of which will be in Italy: 4 in Rome, one in Naples and another one in Milan. Room Mate Hotels collaborates with the most prestigious interior designers around the globe, among which are Patricia Urquiola, Lázaro Rosa – Violán and Teresa Sapey.