By Suzanne Scharff
The capital of Italy is a virtual, open-aired museum housing some of the most notable and historical monuments. And, while Rome dates back to 700 BC, The Eternal City continuously claims a spot on the World’s most exciting and romantic cities. Two treasured destinations to wed and honeymoon among the ruins are Hotel Splendide Royal and Hotel Eden Rome.
Hotel Splendide Royale is part of the family owned Roberto Naldi Collection and Small Luxury Hotels of the World. The property is a lovely 5-star boutique hotel converted from a 19th-century monastery blending classic Roman décor with a generous splash of noteworthy art and an exquisite Murano lobby chandelier.
Situated between fashionable Via Veneto and the glorious gardens of Villa Borghese ensures that you are in the fashionable heart of the city and a stone’s throw from Rome’s must see’s and dos, such as the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, and the Vatican and Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Frescoes.
Celebrate eternal love at the uber sumptuous Mirabelle, one of the city’s most stylish rooftop terraces. Dine on the flavorful master works of Chef Stefano Marzetti showcasing fresh local flavors with Mediterranean influences. Or pronounce your vows at the Crystal Lounge in the surround of chic mirrored walls overlooking the lush Borghese gardens.
Beautifully appointed guest rooms offer relaxed grandeur and comfort and slumber extra well knowing an elaborate breakfast buffet greets you in the morning.
Hotel Eden, also located in the enviable Via Veneto neighborhood and part of the renowned Dorchester Collection, is a gorgeous property recently opened after an extensive renovation, revealing classic opulence of the past, modern amenities of today and a luxurious and elegant design aesthetic of the future.Grand and gilded public spaces lead to spacious, airy, and serene guest rooms in soothing monochrome tones boasting custom exquisite furniture, art, and accessories. An excellent spa, two beguiling bars, and two gorgeous rooftop restaurants – Michelin starred, La Terrezza restaurant and the verdant Il Giardino boast expansive city views and showcase outdoor living and dining at its best.