Baglioni Hotel Regina
by: Amy Risley
Putting the Eat in Eat, Pray, Love.
Sneaking one last selfie in the swank Roman Penthouse (which has it's own gym, natch).
Despite the grand, opulent design, there's something about coming back each day that makes you feel at home. The staircases winding directly down into the lobby definitely lend to that.
Clean, simple elegance in the room with those heavy, dramatic drapes that make you feel like royalty.
A plush corner of Brunello.
Shopping at the local farmers market with Chef Luciano. Major treat.
You haven't lived until you've made a pizza, from scratch, in a chef's kitchen, in Italy. But life truly starts right after that first bite...wow.
Despite the fact that I was getting married 3 weeks later, no meat or cheese was left behind. It's actually true what they say: you can eat whatever you want here and still come back 5lbs lighter. Some say it's all the walking, I attribute it to the sheer magic in the cuisine.
Old school elegance in vivid color off the lobby.
You really only need to know three words in Italian when it comes to ordering the sure thing on the menu: Cacio e pepe.
The swank bath in the Roman Penthouse: Just add water, and bubbles, and a walkman with a Prince tape in it. And perhaps Richard Gere.
Ciao, Roma! The Regina is perfectly central to all of the eternal city's best sights and tastes.
Highs + Lows
Baglioni has a property in the heart of most of Italy's most popular cities, which makes it really easy to plan a trip in a single swoop and get the same great level of service and familiarity throughout. At the same time, each hotel has its own unique character, so it's far from a cookie cutter experience.
The brand is family owned and operated, and it really shows in the staff's personality and anticipation of guests' needs. Case in point- when I approached the front desk in running sneakers and headphones early one morning, the concierge had already pulled out a map with suggested running routes before I even asked.
The hotel is very centralized; most attractions are reachable on foot if not a short cab ride.
The design might feel a bit formal to the modern traveler, but there's something so welcomingly Italian about the poshness: it makes you want to spiff up your look and dress the way people did before yoga pants became acceptable in public.
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5 star boutique
Old school elegance with a contemporary edge.
Central Via Veneto, close to the Villa Borghese, Piazza di Spagna and Via Condotti.
118 rooms, junior suites and suites
- Year Opened
The hotel was acquired by Baglioni in 1987, and was once the home of Queen Margherita of Savoy while she awaited the completion of her residence which is now the American Embassy.
- Designed By
The structure itself is an early twentieth century liberty-style building considered one of the most important historical buildings in Rome. The Regina's most recent update is the Roman Penthouse Suite, which takes up the entire top floor and offers 360 degree views of the city, and was designed by Milanese architects Rebosio + Spagnulo.
Gym + Jacuzzi
Brunello Lounge & Restaurant serves traditional Italian classics with an innovative spin.
The simple stuff: mixed nuts + Pellegrino.
In the Area
Visit the Coliseum
Piazza del Colosseo, 1, Rome, 00184 Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
No matter how many times you've seen it in photographs, the real thing will take your breath away.
Piazza della Maddalena, 4, Rome, 00186 Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
Tucked in a corner of the Piazza della Maddalena near the Pantheon, it doesn't get more classic, homemade and delicious than this. While finishing your plate of pasta will be no challenge, charming the owner into giving you one of their not-for-sale "clemente with love" t-shirts is the true feat.
Villa Borghese, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
Of course you will see the landmarks and museums, but add on a morning visit to Rome's version of Central Park. Jogging through the acres of gorgeous gardens and statue-lined paths to the sound of church bells waking the city is a truly memorable experience.
Baglioni Hotel Regina
Via Veneto, 72, Rome, 00187 Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
Neighborhood: Via Veneto
Hotel Location: Via Vittorio Veneto, 72, 00187 Roma, Italy