‘The First Roma Dolce’ by The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts, a new patisserie-themed boutique hotel on Via del Corso is now open. Housed within a 19th-Century palazzo designed by neoclassical architect Giuseppe Valadier, who is renowned for his elliptical layout of Piazza del Popolo, the 23 suites and guestrooms combine the city’s architectural heritage with state-of-the-art modernity by designer Studio Marincola. The First Roma Dolce celebrates the Roman passion for pastry through homemade pastries on arrival to ‘VELO’, the innovative patisserie-style restaurant. The new opening is also the only hotel in the city serving a traditional English afternoon tea with an Italian twist.
“With the opening of the new hotel we are bringing a completely unique concept to Rome, celebrating the Italian ‘arte della pasticceri’ (art of pastry) in unexpected ways” said General Manager Daniele Carta. Our collaboration with esteemed pastry chefs will undoubtedly bring a flair of creativity to the hotel’s gastronomy – which is what we hope The First Roma Dolce will become renowned for. We are looking forward to welcoming guests to experience Rome as locals, from one of the most sought-after addresses in the city.”
Dolce’s privileged location in the heart of the city allows guests to explore a series of exclusive experiences both within and outside of the hotel. Food-lovers can visit the market and spend the morning picking fresh ingredients, followed by a hands-on masterclass in making traditional Italian dishes in the kitchen of a local Italian family, whilst romantics and honeymooners might prefer a private prosecco aperitivo overlooking the Trevi Fountain. Located a short distance away from sister hotel, The First Roma Arte, guests staying at Dolce will be able to make the most of the facilities at both hotels, including the Michelin-Star restaurant Acquolina and the newly redesigned panoramic roof-terrace at Arte. For an extra touch of indulgence, guests can also take advantage of the complimentary chauffer service between the two hotels in a Rolls-Royce. The concept threads the two properties together, with guests inspired to experience the unique offerings of each hotel for a deeper immersion into Roman culture.
A third hotel, opening in late 2019, will complete the collection The First Experience. As part of the Pavilions Hotels & Resorts, The First Roma Dolce is affiliated to Preferred Hotels & Resorts’ L.V.X collection.
Rooms start from €350 per night.