Mandarin Oriental sets up its first property in Rome

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Published on 20/05/24 - Updated on 20/05/24

Mandarin Oriental Rome

Hotel group Mandarin Oriental has announced plans to develop a luxury property in the centre of Rome, due to open in 2026. This addition will take the group's Italian portfolio to five properties, alongside its Milan, Lake Como and forthcoming projects in Cortina and Porto Cervo.

The development will be carried out in collaboration with Merope Asset Management, a leading Italian real estate investment and development company.

Mandarin Oriental, Rome will be housed in ten nineteenth-century villas, originally built as residences for wealthy Romans and surrounded by lush landscaped gardens, within walking distance of Rome's main attractions and archaeological sites such as Via Veneto, the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, the Roman Forum and Piazza Navona.

The villas will house 108 rooms and suites, many with private gardens and terraces. Interior design will be overseen by Gilles & Boissier, known for their work on Mandarin Oriental properties in Marrakech and Madrid. Dining options will be designed by DimoreStudio and landscaping by Parc Nouveau.

Guests will have access to six different dining venues, including an open-air setting and a stand-alone dining concept in one of the villas. The Mandarin Bar, located on a rooftop terrace, will offer panoramic views of the city.

The hotel will also feature a full-service spa with a variety of wellness services, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness facilities and thermal rooms.

"Rome abrite de nombreux trésors historiques et architecturaux et constitue une destination de choix pour les voyageurs de luxe. Nous adopterons à Rome la même approche méticuleuse que pour nos autres propriétés historiques, en veillant à honorer et à respecter l'artisanat local et le patrimoine culturel romain, tout en incorporant le luxe le plus raffiné, le confort contemporain, les normes de développement durable et le service légendaire qui fait la renommée de Mandarin Oriental. Nous sommes ravis d'étendre la marque Mandarin Oriental en Italie et nous sommes impatients de travailler avec nos partenaires pour créer un point de repère unique au cœur de la ville." - Laurent Kleitman, directeur général du groupe Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

"Les dix villas, nichées dans un parc serein et séculaire, comptent parmi les propriétés les plus spectaculaires de Rome. Nous sommes honorés de nous associer à Mandarin Oriental dans le cadre de ce projet unique. En travaillant en tandem avec l'administration publique locale, nous sommes convaincus que nous serons en mesure d'offrir une expérience vraiment unique à notre belle capitale." - Pietro Croce, fondateur et directeur général de Merope Asset Management

Merope Asset Management is a leading Italian real estate investment and development company, specialising in high quality transactions on a national scale. The company focuses on high returns through efficient asset management and complex real estate solutions, investing both its own capital and that of third parties.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group operates some of the world's most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences. Founded in Asia over 60 years ago, the group now operates 38 hotels, 10 residences and 22 exclusive homes in 25 countries. 

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