In 2001, Fendi created the Alda Fendi-Esperimenti foundation to promote artistic creativity in Rome. Its headquarters are three old apartment buildings with priceless views of the Roman Forum close to the Arch of Jano. Hard to find a better location. The French architect Jean Nouvel is responsible for its recent rehabilitation, which includes the hotel The Rooms of Rome — located in the seventeenth century Rhinoceros palace.
Each apartment is built with a distinctive look, and each has the name of the word “thought” in 24 different languages: pensiero, pensée, though…The Rooms of Rome are designed to provide a personalized experience to the guest, a unique stay based on the needs, aspirations, and personal desires of each person.
Kike Sarasola, Founder and President of Room Mate group which includes 24 hotels, explained that this is just the beginning of one of his next projects: The Rooms of the World. “I am confident that entering the world of art, gastronomy and high-level hospitality will be a great success and an enjoyable experience.”
In the rooms, the walls with exposed bricks, chipped plaster, and mixed materials that are worn out by the passage of time, serve as a backdrop. The furniture in neutral tones together with chairs and armchairs by Jean Prouvé soften the hardness of the bare walls. The kitchens and bathrooms exhibit stainless steel surfaces in sharp contrast to the crumpled walls, and screens have been installed with photographic prints of how the floors were before the works in a sort of trompe-l’œil, acting also as light reflectors,
The result is a radical combination of contemporary furniture and the vestiges of an ancient world that now welcomes them. A space designed to ensure the full enjoyment of all senses.Here