IHG Hotels and Resorts will unveil the InterContinental Ambasciatori Rome next month, marking a return for the brand to the Italian capital.

The 160-room hotel is housed within an 19th century palazzo building on Via Veneto, which originally served as a host property for ambassadors staying in Rome, before serving as the American Embassy Library from 1946.

Features include Scarpetta NYC restaurant, serving Italian and American cuisine, as well as Charlie’s Rooftop bar and Anita’s Bar and Lounge.

InterContinental Hotels and Resorts last had a presence in Rome in 2016, with the InterContinental De La Ville Roma, which has since become a Rocco Forte property.

The imminent opening of the InterContinental Ambasciatori Rome follows the unveiling of IHG’s Six Senses Rome last month.

The 96-room property is housed with the renovated 18th century Palazzo Salviati Cesi Mellini on Piazza di San Marcello.

IHG’s Six Senses brand gears up for Rome debut

Commenting on the news Jane Mackie, senior vice president of luxury and lifestyle brands at IHG, said:

“2023 is a wonderfully exciting year for IHG Hotels and Resorts in Rome. With our two new amazing hotels and a wealth of restaurants opening, there are so many reasons to explore the Eternal City.

“The city hasn’t seen this level of brand-new luxury hotels open in many years. Rome seamlessly blends together the ancient and the modern styles that have inspired architecture, design and fashion trends throughout the world – and IHG’s two new hotels significantly up the ante on the level of depth and variation of luxury, with something to suit the lifestyle and location preferences of different luxury travellers.”

For our round-up of new and forthcoming hotels in Rome (published in 2021), see:

New hotels in Rome