Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese to reopen July 1

An updated guestroom at the Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese.
An updated guestroom at the Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese.

The Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese, a luxury boutique hotel in city center, is poised to reopen July 1 following an extensive renovation.

The property was closed during the nearly yearlong project, which cost about $15 million.

Housed in a seven-story, 19th-century palazzo, the hotel is located within walking distance of the Trevi Fountain, Villa Medici, the Spanish Steps and other cultural landmarks.

Highlights of the renovation, carried out by architect and interior designer Jean-Philippe Nuel, include three expanded suites, which brings the number of guestrooms from 81 to 78.

Settimo, a new rooftop lounge and restaurant overlooking the Villa Borghese gardens and St. Peter's Basilica, features traditional Roman cuisine by executive chef Giuseppe D'Alessio.

Also new are a fitness and wellness center and three large event spaces.

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