Located in the heart of Rome, on the exclusive via Veneto, the hotel has 122 rooms and suites, a spacious lobby, two fine dining restaurants, an award-winning bar, a rooftop solarium and the state-of-the-art Aqva City spa. Complementing the sleek wood furniture, hand-made by Italian master craftsmen, are large, custom-made Murano glass chandeliers, black granite floors and travertine stairways. The Hotel has an impressive art collection of oil paintings and lithographs by such celebrated artists as Picasso, Miró, Nespolo, Dalí, Carrara, Burri, Guttuso and de Chirico, with an original “Plan of Rome” created by Giovanni Battista Nolli in 1748.
The spacious and beautifully designed guestrooms have large marble bathrooms with Bulgari amenities, flat screen HD televisions, complimentary high speed Internet and photographic artwork of Rome’s most notable attractions. The centerpiece is the 500 m2 Royal Suite which boasts two bedrooms, a dining room, three large Carrara marble bathrooms, a private marble hammam and more than 270 m2 of outdoor terrace with access to an open air hydromassage. Many of the rooms overlook the historic Porta Pinciana and the gardens of Villa Borghese just beyond.
Grand Hotel Via Veneto was included in the Condé Nast Traveller 2011 Hot List as one of the 101 most beautiful hotels in the world, as well as receiving an array of accolades from other organisations such as the Michelin Hotel Guide, Gambero Rosso, the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences and TripAdvisor.
With the addition of Jumeirah Grand Hotel Via Veneto, Jumeirah Group now has five luxury properties under management in Europe – Jumeirah Carlton Tower, Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel and the recently announced Grosvenor House Apartments by Jumeirah Living in London; and Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany. In Spring 2012 the company will open Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa in Mallorca, Spain.
So far this year Jumeirah Group has opened a total of five new hotels: Jumeirah Zabeel Saray in Dubai, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi, Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany, Jumeirah Dhevanafushi in the Maldives and Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai in China. With new properties opening in London, Rome, Mallorca, Kuwait, Azerbaijan, Maldives, and Dubai in the coming six months, Jumeirah Group expects to have doubled its portfolio of hotels, resorts and serviced residences under management since the start of 2011.
Gerald Lawless, Executive Chairman, Jumeirah Group, comments:
“Jumeirah Grand Hotel Via Veneto is an important and fitting addition to Jumeirah Group’s portfolio of luxury hotels and resorts. It is also a key part of our global expansion plans following our hotel openings in Dubai, Frankfurt, Shanghai, the Maldives and Abu Dhabi this year. From a Dubai perspective, we are also encouraged that it coincides with the launch of Emirates Airlines’ A380 service to Rome.”
Carlo Acampora, Chairman and CEO Grand Hotel Via Veneto, says:
“I am delighted that the hotel will benefit from the global reputation that Jumeirah has for the very top end of luxury. Our guests will get the very best hotel experience in Rome, coupled with all the benefits that Jumeirah brings in terms of service excellence and brand.”
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