History Hassler
The Hassler, with Trinita dei Monti in the background, during the 1950s. That was the beginning of one of the most successful periods of Italian tourism.


"Perched on top of the Spanish Steps with panoramic vistas across the Eternal City, the venerable Hassler has been one of the bespoke adresses of Rome since 1885. This fine establishment marries clockwork Swiss efficiency with the kind of romance that comes so naturally to Italians. The hotel is owned by the Wirth family, the famous dynasty of Swiss hoteliers, and has been personally managed for over 20 years by Roberto Wirth."
How the Stage was Set HISTORY IN BRIEF 1865 Albert Hassler marries Caroline Breunigner 1866 The Hasslers open a small restaurant in Naples. It is soon the meeting place of the German and Swiss community. 1872 The Hasslers rent the Grand Hotel in Catania, Sicily 1880 The Hasslers move to Rome. They take over the Hotel New York at Via Bocca di Leone and call it Hotel Hassler De New York. The hotel is a big success among German, Swiss and Austrian travellers. 1885 The Hasslers acquired a property on top of the Spanish Steps (Trinita dei Monti). 1892 Albert and Caroline Hassler agree in writing with the marriage of their daughter Bertha Margerite to Franz Xaver Nistelweck. (original document in archives). 1893 The Hassler opens at its present location. The new location attracts a new clientèle and suddenly the hotel becomes the haunt of discerning British travellers. It is also very popular with German tourists. 1912 A Guide of Italian hotels mentions 80 beds and Albert Hassler as proprietor. 1921 The Hotel Hassler passed into the hands of Oscar Wirth, the son of a prominent Swiss hotel family, who established Europe's first hotel chain in 1873. image
Label of the renamed Hotel Hassler - New York (the old name, in fact); by Richter 1924 Now the hotel is called Hassler New York 1939–1945 Second World War; recession hits Italy and Rome 1945 The hotel was enlarged during the war and was opened by the 'liberators'; General Eisenhower was lodged, during a stay in Rome. 1948 The hotel has 160 beds, and is renamed Hassler – Villa Medici. image
1950–1970s: Hassler is the favourite haunt of American tourists. Rome experiences its most successful period of tourism. The rooftop terrace gives them "Rome with a view". 1982 Roberto E. Wirth, Oscar Wirth’s son, became general manager. He is today the Hassler's sole proprietor.
Military icon Dwight Eisenhower is just one of the many famous visitors to have graced The Hassler over the years.
85 rooms + 13 suites Rooms
13, including 3 presidential suites Suites
The two-bedroom San Pietro suite -------- The Villa Medici suite on the seventh floor, with a private staircase leading to the eighth floor -------- The three-bedroom Hassler Suite was once the studio of Dwight Eisenhower
A prime location in the heart of the Eternal City, at the top of the Spanish Steps.
Brunch on Sunday Roof Restaurant -------- Hassler bar -------- Hassler garden bar -------- In summer, restaurant in the Palm Court -------- Salone Eva
hassler-the view Brunch at the Hassler is a must-do for any discerning visitor to Rome. After you've indulged yourself, totter down the Spanish Steps to walk off the calories, then flex your plastic in the luxury boutiques dotted around the neighbourhood, or stroll down to nearby Via Veneto for a taste of the Dolce Vita. The panoramic roof-restaurant gives you a bird's eye view of Rome, from just above the Spanish Steps. Executive Chef Francesco Apreda is a master at the preparation and presentation of delicate and bold Italian specialties. His delicate and delicious menu items include warm shrimp salad with cous cous and fennel, Gragnano “Pacheri” with baby octopus and Gaeta black olives, and a delightful sautéed bass fillet with eggplant and ginger sauce. Naturally, the local cheese and wine from the region offer a perfect compliment to every meal. The exquisite Hassler Sunday brunch is new to Rome. The first brunch was served at the hotel only five years ago, and is now extremely popular. The inviting rouge colored Lounge at the entrance to the hotel is perfect for afternoon tea or business cocktails before dinner, and in the evening guests are entertained by a talented and personable pianist. (Source: Food & Beverage International).
Hassler Wellness Club 303 -------- Golf and tennis nearby
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Country: Italy
City: Rome
Opening date: 1885

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General Manager Roberto E. Wirth Esq


Trinita' dei Monti, 6
00187 Italy, Rome

Tel: +39 06 69 93 40
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