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St Regis Grand Hotel, Rome


The St. Regis Rome, historically known as the Grand Hotel Rome, is a brainchild of hotel-genius César Ritz, who not only initiated the purchase of the hotel by the London based Savoy Hotel group, but who also masterminded its opening, shaping and making.

The elegant palazzo-like building is right in the the heart of Rome, all the city's great sites, including the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and Via Veneto are in walking distance (when in Rome, walk!).

In the 1890s, shortly after the opening of the hotel, you could read:

"A new Rome is being added to the Rome of the Ceasars, the Rome of the Popes and the Rome of the Kings. This new Rome belongs to the golden colony of travellers and cosmopolitans. Its palace lies at the Grand Hotel, just as those of the old Romes lie at the Forum at the Vatican and at the Quirinale."
Viscount d'Avenal

Our book is the result of deep research and a long stay at the hotel. Andreas Augustin, who wrote it, is also the author of THE SAVOY LONDON and therefore best acquainted with the intimate biography of César Ritz. 

Left: the lobby of the Grand Hotel, a brainchild of Cesar Ritz. 


How the Stage was Set History in Brief

1894: Opening year of the hotel.

1923: The Grand Hotel was bought by the Italian hotel group CIGA.

1995- 98 ITT – Sheraton merger. Grand Hotel integrated in „The Luxury Collection“.

1998: Starwood Resorts & Hotels takes over

2000: After a year of restoration works the Grand Hotel reopens

2008: change of name to St Regis, Rome

2008: ST REGIES GRAND HOTEL ROME, a book in the series THE MOST FAMOUS HOTELS IN THE WORLD, by Andreas Augustin, appears.

2021: launch of the new edition of the ST REGIES GRAND HOTEL ROME

The hotel itself was set for various documentaries and is the place for the film industry to present its latest products (as its sister hotel Excelsior).

Managed by: Marriott \ Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
138 Rooms
23 Suites

Cable television In-room movies High speed internet access Telephone Minibar Safe Pratesi bed linen Hypo-allergenic pillows Multi-layer luxury mattress Hairdryer Bathroom telephone Bathrobes and slippers Rich fabrics Hand-painted fresco depicting Roman scenes




The Royal Suite has always been the choice of Royalties and Diplomats who come to call Le Grand Hotel their home away from home. Encompassing over 300 square meters of space the suite is a destination in itself. The suite is characterized by the entrance, a studio, a master bedroom and a guestroom, 2 dressing/closets and a wide bath. In addition to this it offers a very beautiful living room with a grand piano, a private dining room with a great marble table for up to 12 guests and private kitchen and wine cellar. The suite offers a combination of Piedmontesse, Louis XVI and Roman furnishings. The colour scheme is rich with wine red, gold, green and beige.

The Royal Suite

DESIGNER: The Designer Suite is a spectacular one: it features some precious artworks from private collections, including pieces of the most important contemporary Italian artists such as Luca Pugnatelli, Ubaldo Bartolini and Paolo Fiorentino. The suite is very innovative in its approach and offers a marvellous contrast to the other suites at the St. Regis Grand. More than 120 square meters with richly detailed wood and marble floors, elaborate plaster ceiling and wall mouldings. The design details, furniture and fabrics are of a more modern line. Cream and beige tones create a background that is highlighted with rich jewel tone colours. Luxury fabrics are used throughout the suite. The apartment is comprised of a reception/receiving hall, an entertaining parlour, and a deluxe master bedroom, bath, and dressing/closet.

The Designer Suite

As with all the suites of the Hotel the Designer Suite also features 24 – hour Butler service and exclusive room service.

The Ambassador Suite


The Junior Suite

The St. Regis Grand Hotel sits right in the the heart of Rome, within a stone's throw from the city's great sites, including the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and Via Veneto.


Restaurant Vivendo

Work on restyling of the new restaurant started after the completion of the meticulous restoration of the entire hotel, to give great importance and great emphasis to “Vivendo”, a new address and a new direction in a city that now shines again. It was in 1894 that Le Grand Hotel was opened, as the only hotel in Rome to provide innovative modern services, such as electricity and private bathroom in each bedroom. Today “Vivendo”, makes its mark on dining in the capital, just as the hotel did on hospitality and accommodation. At the end of 2001, the restaurant “Vivendo” gained the Gold Key Award for excellence in design, and right after it has been included in the new Zagat guide “Europe’s Top Restaurants” as number one in Rome for the quality of food and the service. For the first time the guide selected 1.121 restaurants in 25 main European cities: as a result of this survey, the Italian cuisine is considered the most inventive, together with the French one; Rome is the best city for its offer and the restaurant “Vivendo” obtained the first place for the quality of food and the service. The restaurant now provides a sophisticated environment with a contemporary atmosphere. The furniture recalls the style of thirties and forties, offering an informal but refined environment, well balanced with St. Regis Grand Hotel, where it is. Seventy places, an intimate room for 14 guests, the “Champagnerie”, lighting designed to help the diners relax, but at the same time to emphasise the works of culinary art of Chef Umberto Vezzoli who offers products typical of the area combined with intense fragrances and aromas. The wine list is selected by Federico Galligani, the Restaurant Manager and enthusiastic sommelier. It offers three hundred and fifty labels, of which more than half belong to the great oenological tradition and newly emerging Italian wineries. The bottles are stored in the “di…Vino”, a real innovation in the catering world, a cellar where one can taste a selected wine in complete tranquillity and dine in a distinctive environment with a menu created for the occasion.

historic picture of the red room


Wine Cellar



Le grand bar

Indulge yourself with five o'clock tea at Le Grand Bar, where a choice of of eight exquisite teas prepared in precious antique samovars is served with a selection of fragrant home-made cakes and patries and English scones.

Adornetto, delicate “nectar” from the St. Regis Grand — one of the best kept secrets of the Grand Hotel in Rome is its vineyard. Vines in the centre of Rome, on the Esquilino hill, in a small courtyard at the service entrance to the St. Regis Grand Hotel, at number 98/H of Via XX Settembre. A dozen vine plants are laid out, aminiature vineyard as the one in Montmartre in Paris. Bunches of grapes fed and pressed produced two or three hundred litres of white wine a year. The first experiment took place with a harvest in 1974: around one hundred bottles which remained the regular production level. It was “Rhine” wine at the beginning, then became like Champagne with a soft, delicate and harmonious flavour. Alcoholic content: 11.5%. The label was created using strong colours to contrast with the white wine. On the top part of the bottle the inscription “Adornetto” with a captivating Pantalon drinking a toast. The smiling mask holding the half filled cup is Pantalon of Bisognosi (needy), a rich and greedy merchant, old and grumbling, traditionally the laughingstock of the young for his foolish romantic aspirations. Adornetto finished by acquiring an unpredictable success, probably because it was exclusively cultivated from the staff of the hotel. The grapes’ cultivation was initially an idea of an internal employee Salvatore Adornetto who in fact gave his name to the wine. The privilege to taste this unique deliciousness was exclusively given to the most loyal and distinguished clients of the St. Regis Grand Hotel. A bottle of Adornetto, apart from its contents, remained a most appreciated gift that was the added merit of reminding guests of the most unforgettable of Roman holidays.

Fitness Center

Caroli Health Club Modern fitness center created to pamper the guests, under the rooftop.

You can easily order a small luncheon for some of your closest friends. As it happened, there was the wedding reception for princess Beatrice of Borbone and prince Torlonia, 76 royal highnesses attended this unforgettable lunch. Have a look at the Sala Ritz - and feel inspired.

What can we say? there is no official dress code, there is a global understanding of the elegance of a Grand Hotel, and then there is the St Regis Grand Hotel Rome.
We suggest to avoid the insult, wear elegant, even casual dress.
For those who wish to celebrate a Grand Hotel in style, the St Regis Grand Hotel Rome offers all opportunities to do so.
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St Regis Grand Hotel, Rome
Country: Italy
City: Rome
Opening date: 1894

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General Manager

Marc Lannoy


Via Vittorio Emanuele Orlando 3
00185 Italy, Rome

Tel: +39 06 47091
Fax: +39 06 4747307

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