This year, the iconic Hotel Hassler Roma, located atop the Spanish Steps, celebrates its 125th anniversary. In an effort to maintain “a perfect balance between the past, present and future,” according to the hotel, it has undergone several renovations to its public spaces, guestrooms and suites — all of which were personally overseen by President and General Manager Roberto E. Wirth, a fifth-generation Swiss hotelier.
After a three-week closure in January, Hassler Roma has debuted its updated Presidential Suite San Pietro, which received latest furniture and fabrics while maintaining much of its original style. The bed was shifted, so now guests can view the whole suite without having to get up.
Hotel Hassler Roma's bistro, Salone Eva
The property reduced the number of rooms from 92 to 91 but created eight suites (there were 13; now 21). The updated suites have elegant living rooms and bedrooms with walk-in closets and marble bathrooms.
Refurbished public spaces include the entrance and lobby, where new Botticino marble flooring and upholstery has been added. The concierge and reception desks also received a new look, now finished in brown with golden foil decorations. Salone Eva, the all-day dining bistro, and Sala Vietri, the lobby lounge / bar, received new mirrors, lighting and upholstery. The small gate at the entrance of Salone Eva, which has been part of the hotel for over 50 years, has been gilded again with gold leaves, looking more opulent than ever.