W Rome was one of the hotels we featured in our ‘top 10 new Marriott hotels for 2021’ list in December 2020.
It was due to open in Spring 2021 but, all things considered, we’ll let them off.
This 162 room hotel is now open. It is situated near the Spanish Steps and the boutiques of Via Condotti, based in two converted 19th century properties.
Food and drink is from Michelin-starred chef Ciccio Sultano. W Rome has a rooftop bar with views of Rome and an outdoor gym area.
“An eclectic mix of colourful leather furniture meets stone walls typical of the building’s past, whilst reflective surfaces add a modern, contemporary touch. Boundaries are blurred between public and private spaces as surprises reveal themselves throughout the guest experience – including a hidden door in the bathroom leading to the intimate Parlapiano, a secret garden inspired by one of Borromini’s churches featuring traditional Italian stone complete with kissing benches, lush foliage, topiary and water fountains.
Guests are welcomed into the hotel via the W Lounge which features a stunning skylight and patterned glass window allowing light to flood through the bright and airy open space. Eclectic seating areas are surrounded by elegant sculptures and pieces of art, while black and grey marble flooring run throughout. A head-turning hand-painted mural wraps the walls that look onto chic reflective stainless steel Welcome Desk pods. Painted by Italian artist Costanza Alvarez de Castro, the mural is inspired by Roman gardens and invites discovery by telling the story of the destination’s stunning geography.
The 147 stylish guestrooms and 15 suites provide a city apartment feel with many offering private balconies and terraces, a selection of which have iconic views of the city and landmarks such as the Istituto Svizzero. With an open plan living space, the rooms offer floor-to-ceiling windows wrapped in red wine velvet curtains and wooden herringbone patterned floors that blur into modern marble bathrooms. Fuelled by Rome’s past, present and future, the compelling interiors inject striking color blocks and bold graphic prints of burnt orange, dramatic red and foliage greens into the buildings’ authentic and unmistakable charm.”
We can hopefully take a look at the hotel next year.
In the meantime, you can find out more, and book, on the hotel website here.
How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards (February 2024)
There are various ways of earning Marriott Bonvoy points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.
The official Marriott Bonvoy American Express card comes with 20,000 points for signing up, 2 points for every £1 you spend and 15 elite night credits per year.
You can apply here.
You can also earn Marriott Bonvoy points by converting American Express Membership Rewards points at the rate of 2:3.
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and for small business owners:
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The conversion rate from American Express to Marriott Bonvoy points is 2:3.
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