The Iconic Façade
Butler Stories by Maya Beus for St. Regis
“The façade of a building frequently sets the tone for what lies within. In the case of what Romans still call ‘Le Grand Hotel’, however, the restraint of the formal palazzo façade belies the opulence and warmth of our interior. It’s like the way that a strictly tailored coat may hide a lining of pure scarlet silk. First it inspires respect, and then love.”
Guillaume Galvagno, Head Butler.
Back in time...
Built in 1894, comissioned by the grand hotelier César Ritz, to build the finest hotel in the city, this historic palace is since a landmark in the Eternal City. Having been restored in 2000 to become The St. Regis Rome, it is still known to the Roman population as Le Grand Hotel.
"Already from the outside, this 1894 palace is truly impressive. With its grand entrance, the colums and the ornaments on the façade, we understand why this hotel is still known as the Grand Hotel, in the Eternal City."
Learn more about the hirstory of this iconic landmark. Read our story >