Rome Cavalieri is more than an hotel, it’s a special place where art welcomes visitors and where guests can enjoy the best stay in the Eternal City. Overlooking the panorama that has inspired visitors
Rome Cavalieri is more than an hotel, it’s a special place where art welcomes visitors and where guests can enjoy the best stay in the Eternal City. Overlooking the panorama that has inspired visitors for centuries is Rome’s most prestigious address, though only minutes from the city’s great monuments, the Rome Cavalieri has the tranquility of an oasis. Enclosed in fifteen acres of lush Mediterranean parklands, this luxury hotel is a calm retreat in the heart of the Eternal City, an elegant refuge where time slows and hearts quicken.
The first hotel in Europe to be part of the exclusive Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, the Rome Cavalieri is more than just a five star property. It’s the pre-eminent luxury hotel in Rome, with an art collection that outshines many museums, a Grand Spa that would be the envy of a prestige health resort and with standards of luxury that set it apart from other Rome hotels. The Rome Cavalieri brings new meaning to notions of Italian style, and new purpose to the fine art of exclusive hospitality.
“ It’s the pre-eminent luxury hotel in Rome, with an art collection that outshines many museums”
More than a luxury hotel, The Rome Cavalieri is a living art gallery and home to a museum-worthy collection of masters’ paintings, French period furniture, rare tapestries, exquisite sculptures, and other artefacts. The hotel purchased most of the collection from Christie’s and Sotheby’s over a number of decades. The most spectacul is the Tiepolo Tryptic, commissioned in 1724 to adorn the walls of Palazzo Sandi in Venice, the paintings are three of the finest works of Giambattista Tiepolo, one of the greatest exponents of 18th century Italian art. Moreover, Rome Cavalieri houses a representation of paintings from most of the major schools of the 17th and 18th centuries whose works are also exhibited in major museums such as the Louvre, National Gallery and Prado. In addition, contemporary artists exhibited in the hotel include Andy Warhol and Robert Indiana, alongside a small rotating collection by modern Italian artists.
A number of bronze and marble sculptures are prominently displayed throughout the public areas including a series of spectacular marble and bronze columns and busts. Three rare 17th century Sicilian “bas reliefs” of multi-chrome marbles are incorporated into the infinity glass structure of the Lobby Reception and Concierge desks.
More than twenty rare tapestries ranging from Flemish 16th century to masterpieces from the Royal Works of Auburn and Gobelins, 18th century, are on display throughout the hotel. Pride of place on the large left-hand wall of the Main Lobby, complementing the Tiepolo composition opposite, are two extremely rare tapestries entitled “L’Histoire du Roi de Chine.”
The hotel’s suites and public areas are dotted with a spectacular collection of exceptional French (Louis XV and First Empire) furniture whose history can be traced to Royal Palaces. Amongst these, the cradle of Napoleon’s son the “King of Rome” and a richly decorated baroque commode once belonging to the King of Poland. The collection includes cabinets, bureau-plats, commodes, guéridons, consoles, clocks, appliques, and more. Some are signed by the great artisans of the periods; Jacobbe, Boulle and Thomyr. A collection of stunning Art Nouveau vases signed by Gallé and a “coiffeuse” table crafted by Charles Topino, cabinet-maker to French Queen Marie Antoinette, are recent additions to the décor of La Pergola restaurant.