Casting light on a new era
The St. Regis Rome, a 1894 palace opened by César Ritz, is entering a new era of glamour. Since this summer our lobby and lounge bar are welcoming you with a fresh new look, while our guestrooms are currently undergoing a phased renovation and will be unveiled starting from year end.
Read about our different outlets and the design story behind each of them here below and follow us on social media for regular updates.
A new design story
Follow the transformation of Roman splendor in the heart of the Eternal City.
2016 marked the debut of the renovation works anticipating a new vision of enlightment.
Recently our Grand Hall has been entirely transformed, creating a light-filled open space and the new social heart of the hotel, the CÆLUM Lounge & Bar.
A sapphire blue library enriched by antique chandeliers and restored Venetian mirrors creates a space of enlightment for inspiration and relaxation.
Discover the unveiling of The St. Regis Rome >
The Ritz Ballroom
Restoring to its original grandeur
The Ritz Ballroom was the first public banqueting hall in Rome and opened its doors in the 1890s. The vault of the Ritz ballroom is enriched by 8 illustrations representing different moments of rural life with a clear reference to the characters of Greek mythology.
Meticulous renovation work had to be done under the supervising eye of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, as the frescoes and its ornaments have a remarkable historical value.
Watch the video to see how the restoration team was able to bring the paintings back to the original light and splendor >>
Restoring antique chandeliers
An old local family company, now at its 2nd generation, working already for 55 years and specialized in crystal chandelier restoration works restored the 6 antique chandeliers you can find across the lobby and library of The St. Regis Rome. The chandeliers are original and probably from the time of the hotel opening (1894) because they do not have any trace of welds and every single crystal piece is hand-tied. More, candles are electric with typical antique attacks from the beginning of 1900. The father and son worked hardly for 20 days per chandelier. The chandeliers have been all removed, crystals washed and polished, the main structure polished and the electric attacks restored. Once this phase was completed drops and crystal flowers were reassembled by hand one by one.