Hotel Westin Excelsior Rome
This is the classic Via Veneto hotel
in Rome, recently acquired and refurbished by Westin. They have
done a magnificent job, as always, with the ground floor reception
areas – oceans of marble, acres of gilt detailing, lashings
of Aubusson and a warehouse full of French Empire furnishings. ‘Today,’
says the brochure, ‘all Rome meets at the Excelsior’.
You can see why they might, although it’s not entirely true.
Upstairs, everything smells new. Wide corridors, sumptuous carpeting
and more repro French Empire furniture leads into spacious rooms
in the traditional Westin L-shape, with large closets and pink marble
bathrooms. The colours are pure Westin – mulberry, duck blue
fabric walls, swagged beds, busy carpets and inlaid wood. The Deluxe
rooms have 2 windows and two sinks, and most are high ceilinged,
some even with fireplaces. Verdict? A Westin makeover par excellence.
The old soul of the place has fled down the road to its junior cousins
the Majestic and the Ambasciatori. Let’s hope she returns.
As Rome's most celebrated avenue, Via Veneto is the cradle of "la
dolce vita" immortalized by Fellini. It is also home to the
recently refurbished The Westin Excelsior, Rome - its most distinguished
address. Named to Condé Nast Traveler's 2002 Gold List, our
hotel is a monument to turn-of-the-century style. Our spacious guest
rooms boast rich custom fabrics, Imperial, Renaissance and Biedermeier
style furnishings, as well as walls and ceilings hand-decorated
by master artisans.The Westin Excelsior Hotel is Situated in the
Famous Via Veneto in the Heart of Rome. The Hotel Was Built in the
Grand Tradition of Italian Hotels in the Early 1900s, Furnished
With Oriental Carpets, Paintings and Tapestries of the Past, Combined
With All the Convenience and Comforts of the Present. A Member of
the Luxury Collection of Hotels.
On-site Facilities, Banquet Facility, Bar , Business Center , Conference
Room , Dataport ,
Disabled Parking , Elevators , Handicap Facilities , Health Club ,
Indoor Pool , Lounge , Meeting Room , Non-smoking Rooms , Restaurant
VIA VITTORIO VENETO 125
Rome, IT 00187