Tuesday, April 1, 2014

St Regis Grand Rome

St Regis Grand Hotel
Left by train from The Santa Lucia Train Station in Venice for the 5 hour trip to Rome. The destination was the St Regis Grand Hotel near the Rome Termini. Really great hotel near many central Rome attractions.

St Regis Lobby
The St Regis Grand is loaded with history. In 1894 César Ritz opened Le Grand Hotel as the most elegant hotel of Italy. It was known as Le Grand and the original sign is still proudly on the St Regis today. It also was the first hotel in Europe to have electric lights in every room.

St Regis Imperial Living Room
The famed Auguste Escoffier was its first chef at Le Grand. Diplomats, heads of state and royalty shared tables at lavish banquets and occupied its splendidly appointed suites and rooms. Lina Cavalieri, a flower girl working there, became one of the greatest opera stars of her days. The King of Spain spent the last years of his life in his suite there. In1945, the seeds of modern Italy were sown at the Grand Hotel.

Marble Bath
Fiat tycoon Giovanni Agnelli maintained a year round apartment at Le Grand and the stars of Hollywood enjoy it as their preferred retreat in the eternal city. In short: the St Regis is one of the cultural, social, economical and political revolving points of Italy.

The St Regis Le Grand is in a central downtown location. Within a 15-minute walk, is Teatro dell'Opera di Roma and Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. The Roman Forum and The Colosseum are also very close by. The Baths of Diocletian are right next to the hotel on the way to the Piazza Repubblica. In the other direction you’ll find The Spanish Steps and the Via dei Condotti. The Pantheon, the Colosseum and the Roman Forum are all within walking distance. Fantastic Hotel and location.

St Regis Imperial Bed Room
Wonderful hotel, the service is excellent, the room was great, very spacious which is quite unusual in the centre of Rome. Lot of attention to details, the concierge is very polite and helpful as well as reception. Overall a great stay and looking forward to come back when returning to Rome.  

Highly recommended!

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