Newly launching as a five-star hotel, Palazzo Ripetta (www.palazzoripetta.com/en) is located on Via Ripetta, one of the city’s most ancient streets, just a short distance from the Piazza del Popolo, Spanish Steps and Via del Corso. Family owned and operated, the property has reopened after undergoing an extensive restoration, offering 78 luxurious rooms and suites, designed in four rich jewel-toned palettes.
The building was first constructed in the 17th century as a Conservatory led by nuns, providing shelter and instruction in literature, music and gymnastics for thousands of poor and orphaned young women for nearly three centuries. Today, Palazzo Ripetta has been carefully restored and renovated, combining the historic charm of Rome with modern amenities and design. As a cosy hideaway for couples, to family-friendly rooms and spacious, stylish duplex suites, each has been conceived by designer Fausta Gaetani and studio MOI Architetti to harmonise with the architecture of leading 20th century architect Luigi Moretti.
Relaxed living spaces offer views out across the archetypal streets of Rome. Two spa suites are also equipped with saunas and steam baths for complete relaxation. The private apartment spread across two floors offers up to five guests two spacious living areas, a kitchen, dining room and two bathrooms. The hotel’s carefully curated art collection includes ancient Roman pieces alongside contemporary sculptures and paintings to captivate guests.
Palazzo Ripetta’s restaurant, San Baylon, provides an intimate and refined atmosphere with a menu created by young and exciting chef Marco Ciccotelli. Brimming with locally inspired dishes with great attention paid to the quality of raw materials gathered from Lazio, the cuisine is anchored to the most ancient Italian recipes and traditions, executed with innovation and flair in the splendid open-kitchen. Acclaimed pastry chef Giuseppe Solfrizzi brings his delectable collection of freshly baked breads, flaky croissants, and mouth-watering sweets from his famous Roman bakery, Le Levain.
For long lazy lunches and on warm Italian evenings, the Piazzetta Ripetta courtyard beckons. With fountains and lush greenery, it’s the ideal spot for all-day dining and cocktails. Indoors, the colourful Baylon cocktail bar is sure to become a Roman hotspot thanks to its exciting mixology created by a collaboration between Baylon and the Jerry Thomas project, an acclaimed speakeasy in the city.
In addition to its luxurious accommodation and dining, Palazzo Ripetta offers a unique setting for weddings, meetings and events with four meeting spaces. The Salone Bernini, a former oratory built in the 18th century, provides a dramatic and unforgettable backdrop for any occasion.
Committed to promoting sustainability and minimising its carbon footprint, Palazzo Ripetta, has been awarded the Green Key certificate, an international eco-label for tourism and leisure establishments, for fulfilling a list of environmental requirements. CEO, Giacomo Crisci, cares greatly for the environment and is committed to creating an innovative, zero-impact structure, powered by 100% renewable energy, in which every element is sustainable.
Stay at Palazzo Ripetta from €550 per night, based on two people sharing and including breakfast. To book and for further information, visit www.palazzoripetta.com