17 APRIL 2017
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After an extensive renovation and conversion from the Visconti Palace Hotel, the 240-room Le Méridien Visconti Rome, part of Starwood Hotels and Resorts, has reopened with fully restyled interiors.
Public areas, guestrooms and suites have been remade into a classical style with references to Rome’s treasures including the Pantheon, as well as the 1970s, when the original hotel was built.
Le Méridien vice-president for global brand management George Fleck said the debut of the hotel, following the reintroduction of the brand’s flagship property in Paris last year, Le Méridien “continues to bring glamour back to travel”.
The building features the signature Le Méridien Hub, the brand’s reinterpretation of the traditional hotel lobby as a multifunctional space open to both guests and local people in a creative coffee-house and travel atmosphere.
Another feature is the Longitude 12 bar and bistro, which transforms from a bright coffee house by day to a sophisticated cocktail bar by night thanks to rotating panels, lowered ambient light and a creative use of mirrors.
The hotel room count includes Urban suites, six Premier Suites with contemporary appointments inspired by 1950s-era design, and six Terrace Suites. There are also 10 meeting rooms offering a total of 170sq m of space.
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