Renewing History and Heritage in the Heart of Rome
As the age-old adage goes: Rome wasn’t built in a day. Luckily for us, after 3,000 years in the making, it is a city that is enriched with cultural foundations that are still well-presented and have influenced so much of the modern world. And if you’re looking for somewhere to stay in this mecca of sophistication, we’ve rediscovered a place that is sure to suit any palate. At Hotel Eden, you’ll find yourself surrounded by a patchwork of little Italian luxuries that make for a delightful destination. Whether a first-timevisitor or frequent guest, the freshly re-opened Hotel Eden is as luxurious as you could hope for and as extravagant as you could desire.
To know Hotel Eden, a little history and context helps. Located in the very center of the Old City of Rome, the original building dates back to 1889. It has a strong if-these-walls-could-talk vibe and has hosted its fair share of royalty, dignitaries and celebrities alike. The hotel was renovated with strong ties to historical aesthetics while making fantastic updates that create a very comfortable, but uniquely Roman, experience. Considering the relatively short renovation process (only 17 months total), the updates were focused on creating living spaces to make you feel at home in the most intimate of manners. Now replete with a redesigned rooftop restaurant (one of three dining options), a new spa, and sweeping city views, the property more than delivers on its promise of total luxury. It’s obvious they aimed to create the most luxurious hotel in Europe, and it appears as if they are approaching a near hit of that goal.
If you wanted to experience each of the hotels fine amenities, you would realistically need a month. The views alone, especially from the penthouse or rooftop restaurant, allow you to experience the beauty of the city without the hike. Visiting Rome usually requires an enormous amount of walking, so this is a perfect break for your barking dogs
When you step out into the cobblestone streets, here are some tips aside from wearing quality shoes. A short one kilometer walk away is the Villa Medici, a Cardinal’s villa that dates back to the 16th century and is lush with landscaped gardens. Tours are offered and temporary exhibitions are frequent. An even shorter 600 meters away are the Spanish Steps and Piazza di Spagna, a historic landmark built between 1723 and 1725. And to round out your local trifecta, visit the elaborate Trinità dei Monti for a lesson in history and a glimpse at one of the most exquisite interiors in Italy.
A stay at Hotel Eden won’t just put you at the center of Italian luxury – it will propel you into the world of fine dining and breathtaking architecture. Rome beckoned you to its steps with a reputable history and undeniable allure, but you’re going to stay because of Hotel Eden. Our guess is after your stay, you’ll be coming back soon.
By Ben Classen