/ Bulgari Hotel Roma

Blending Roman heritage with contemporary design

Rome, Italy
14,000 sqm
Edizione Property S.p.A.
HospitalityRenovation, Restoration and Adaptive Reuse
Renovation of historic building
Antonio Citterio, Patricia Viel, with Roberto Mariani, and Cristina Ammirati, Alessandro Banfi, Mattia Benatti, Silvia Bertolotti, Massimiliano Calabrò, Guillaume Chatelain, Yuxi Chen, Giovanni Consiglio, Carmine D'Amore, Federica De Curtis, Angela Duzel, Fabio Fassina, Jair Galvan, Carolina Gosio, Veronica Masella, Giuseppe Molteni, Alina Narbyekova, Vincenzo Panasiti, Daria Passaro, Lorenzo Polli, Leonardo Porciani, Valentina Rigoni, Roberta Verrecchia, Elena Vezzali, Stefano Zeigner, Martina Zeno

Bulgari Hotel Roma is the ninth jewel in the worldwide Bulgari Hotels & Resorts collection. Located in the central Piazza Augusto Imperatore, a stone’s throw from the city’s iconic landmarks, the hotel represents the brand’s unbreakable bond with the city, expressing its spirit with a contemporary twist.

The hotel’s location is of strong symbolic value: it faces the Mausoleum of Augustus, the circular 1st century tomb, and the Ara Pacis, the altar which celebrates the period of peace that the emperor Augustus managed to achieve. The building that houses the hotel is an example of rationalist architecture, designed by the architect Vittorio Ballio Morpurgo and built between 1936 and 1938.

With an overall surface area of 14,000 sqm, ACPV ARCHITECTS’ project for the hotel’s interiors celebrates Italian design and craftsmanship, while balancing the aesthetic rigor of stone materials used in imperial Rome, and the sober architectural style of the building through the use of rich textures.

Hand-crafted marble mosaic roundels, custom-made fabrics inspired by iconic Bulgari-designed motifs, handcrafted Murano glass and lights, original Ginori vases from the 1930s made by Gio Ponti and walls in blown Venetian crown glass are just some of the unique elements that define the various areas of the hotel.