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On December 15, Fendi is entering the luxury hotel market in Rome with the opening of seven new suites located on the third floor of Palazzo Fendi (shoppers rejoice). Alberto Moncada, from Rome Luxury Suites, visited our New York offices yesterday, where he told us he and his team will manage the luxury suites. He gave us the following insights.
The third floor of the Fendi mirrors an intimate home. Guests can relax in the lounge, which is decorated with vintage design pieces and has wood floors. Some of the decorative touches include a sofa by the Campana Brothers, two arm chairs by Fritz Hansen and a glass bulb chandelier by Linsday Adelman. Other details that make the common space feel like an apartment are the fireplace and iron bookshelf, while a second common area has two velvet club chairs, sofa and a mirror coated with a textured film.
Inside the suites a majority of the furniture has been custom-designed and produced by Fendi Casa, including the beds, couches, side tables. Also, Fendi’s unique fur tablets hang above each bed for a finished look. There are different suites, including a petite suite, while the largest suite is 645 square feet of posh space. However, no matter the size, all suites have beautiful views of Largo Goldoni or the street below, Palazzo Fendi. Another nice touch: We hear the suites are just a block from the Spanish Steps.
Note: For those guests who plan to do a lot of shopping downstairs or simply need more space, it is possible to connect adjoining rooms.