Hotel Art by the Spanish Steps
Less than a five-minute stroll from the famous Spanish Steps, this design-rich hotel sits quietly on Rome's historic Via Margutta. Renowned for its workshops, galleries and antique-scouting shops, this pretty cobbled street sits hidden in the heart of the historic centre and is a great base for seeing some of Rome's most impressive sights. A city of iconic landmarks, Piazza di Spagna is less than five minutes on foot, and the Central Park-chic gardens of Villa Borghese are also close by.
An art hotel by name and by nature, throughout the hotel bold and bright colours awaken all senses while creative design touches enhance the arty personality. Roman, Renaissance and Byzantine references take you back to the classics, while original paintings and intriguing sculptures add to the hotel's contemporary charm. Take in the silk-screen prints and delicate bronze busts of the minimalist hall entrance before admiring the vintage Catellani tree sculpture that sits pride of place in the colourful outdoor courtyard.
Begin your day in the Eternal City with a visit to the hotel's bistrot-bar; a renovated ancient chapel which impresses with its delicate frescoes and cross-vault arches. On your return to the hotel, the bar plays host to regular happy hours, and there's a quaint wellness area, complete with a Turkish bath and sauna. All of the rooms here are minimalist in design, and each one can be found on a different coloured corridor. Expressive tiled bathrooms match the designated floor level's colour scheme, and every room includes a piece of bespoke contemporary artwork. Adding to the contemporary décor, the vibrant hues combine with warm parquet flooring, striking wood furnishings and hand-stitched Florentine headboards.