Room 712 at the Hotel Hassler has gone under the knife. The 7th floor Penthouse Suite recently unveiled the fruits of a three-month makeover: a modern look with Classical accents, enhanced by sumptuous new furnishings, décor, lighting and top-of-the-line technology. The biggest selling point: the suite’s private terrace, sprawling across 160 square meters and offering unrivaled views of the Eternal City. (The Gazebo, complete with fireplace, is a killer spot for hosting a cocktail party with al fresco snacks.) The hotel itself, a favorite of A-list celebs, is perched atop the Spanish Steps, so you’d be hard-pressed to find a better spot for gazing over Rome.
The Presidential Penthouse Suite has a sitting room lined with walnut wood paneling, a dining room, and a bedroom done up in soft white, grey and beige hues with Botticino marble floors. After a day of sightseeing in Rome, store all your fashionable purchases in the walk-in closet, then relax in the Jacuzzi in the marble-clad master bathroom while looking out over the terrace. And in case you were wondering: all the floor-to-ceiling windows are bullet-proof. Priced from 3,800 euros per night.