The Hotel Eden is to reopen in April 2017 after a closure of more than a year for renovations.
The Dorchester Collection’s Hotel Eden closed in November 2015 for a major revamp that will see “contemporary features blended with the charm and authentic classic Roman style of the property”. It was initially planned to reopen this autumn but the project has taken longer to complete that anticipated.
The new-look hotel will have 98 rooms and suites (23 fewer than before) furnished with Bang and Olufsen TVs and Bluetooth sound systems, along with marble bathrooms stocked with Bottega Veneta products. Entry-level Classic rooms will start from 30 sqm, while suites are 60 sqm upwards.
A new addition will be a spa with four treatment rooms, a blow-dry bar and mani-pedi space. The hotel’s three existing meeting venues (for up to 110 people in the largest) will also be refreshed.
Heading up the interior design of the lobby and bedrooms is Bruno Moinard of 4BI and Associates, who also worked on the Hotel Plaza Athenee and the Grill at the Dorchester in 2014. The two restaurants (Il Giardino and rooftop La Terrazza) and Libreria Lounge bar, will be overseen by Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku.
General manager, Luca Virgilio, says: “Hotel Eden has a rich heritage and prominent location in the heart of Rome. While it continues to rank as one of the top hotels in the world, the restoration programme will revitalise the property and lead it into its next chapter.
“Our vision is to create a property that will continue to enchant both local residents and international travellers alike and we cannot wait to welcome guests this spring.”
The Hotel Eden originally opened in 1889 and joined Dorchester Collection in 2013. Other properties in the portfolio include the Beverly Hills in LA, Le Meurice in Paris and 45 Park Lane in London.
Prices start from €730 a night. Reservations can now be made online.