A storied landmark, the St. Regis Grand Hotel Rome was opened in 1894 by the renowned hotelier Cesar Ritz and home away from home over the years to numerous kings and queens and an almost surreal range of luminaries. Designed by architect Giulio Podesti to resemble a private palazzo, the austere façade opens to an opulent interior. 

In designing the one-of-a-kind Bottega Veneta suite and “Veneta” and “Canova” rooms, the character of the hotel was respected and the light of Rome was acknowledged through Bottega Veneta’s signature colors, materials and furniture. The palette is cool and airy in colors such as khaki, linen, parchment and taupe. Floors are a natural-hued limestone—smooth and cool to the touch—with limited areas covered in New Zealand wool carpets.

Rooms are furnished with pieces from the Bottega Veneta Furniture collection as well as Bottega Veneta home accessories, further enhancing the space and experience. There are also some traditional pieces, such as an antique desk and classic armchairs reupholstered in linen or ultra-suede, which mix beautifully with the discreet Bottega Veneta style. It is a private, luxurious retreat in the heart of Rome, in one of the world’s truly historic hotels.