Symbol of the Roman Dolce Vita, the Rome Cavalieri hotel, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, looks over the eternal city from the top of its highest hill. Surrounded by a six-acre private Mediterranean garden with three pools, it hosts the first – and to date the only – three-Michelin-starred restaurant in the Capital, a luxurious Grand Spa, a private art collection worthy of a museum, and everything you could wish for.
Rome is famous for its hidden corners, concealing invaluable works of art behind the front door of a palace and gardens enclosed behind impenetrable walls.The Eternal City also hides an entire resort, six acres of a private Mediterranean secular park along the slopes of Monte Mario which lead to the Rome Cavalieri, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, the most famous and luxurious hotel in the capital. To get inside, just enter the gate, but here you will also find the keys to the entire city. Loved by the international jet-set, it is a haven of peace where you can have a unique Roman experience, inside and outside the hotel.
The silence is broken only by birdsongs, because this is one of the greenest areas in the city, next to the nature reserve of Monte Mario and located 139 meters above sea level. On the highest hill in Rome, it features the most spectacular panorama.
The Cavalieri Grand Spa Club, with its 2,200 square meters dedicated to wellness and beauty, is the most luxurious and charming spa and fitness club in Italy. Among the many titles it boasts, the Rome Cavalieri is the home to the only three-star Michelin restaurant in Rome as well as the only one inside a hotel in Italy.Since 1994, La Pergola, directed by chef Heinz Beck, has been standing at the top of the rankings of international haute cuisine for its combination of sheer genius and creativity, an award-winning restaurant according to food guides and gourmets.Just ask the locals, and they will tell you that the Sunday brunch is something unique – the most opulent and desired in the Capital. The choice between 35 types of jams at breakfast, 14 visible cooking stations set up every Sunday to prepare almost anything, from sushi to lasagne, gives you an idea of the hotel’s high-end service. Quality and supply go beyond all expectations.
Just set foot in the hall to understand that this is a special place. The Tiepolo Lounge features three masterpieces of the eponymous painter, Gianbattista Tiepolo. The private collection of paintings, tapestries, antique furniture, statues and relics adorn public areas and suites, mixing with unique pieces of contemporary art such as an original sofa by Karl Lagerfeld and paintings by Andy Warhol and Robert Indiana. Outside, the park and terraces slope down at different levels from the top of the mountain to the pools. Swim surrounded by nature or enjoy one of the award-winning martinis by the water with an endless view over the rooftops of Rome? We recommend lunch at the Mediterranean restaurant Uliveto.You could even happen to enjoy a plate of al dente spaghetti alongside movie stars, international politicians and Italian businessmen. Luxury means the best, but most of all, privacy and discretion.
Suites are as big as 80 to 450 sq. metres, with 200-sq-m private terraces and a hot tub overlooking St Peter’s Basilica. The 25 suites have a unique design, and are decorated with artwork, but mostly offer the possibility to access exclusive services and experiences, inside and outside the resort. Luxury is priceless here, and those staying in one of the suites can either chose to enter the Vatican Gardens for a private visit, be the protagonist in a professional photo shoot during a day in Rome, be accompanied along a private gourmet tour through the best spots in the city, enjoy the hotel’s spaces for a detox treatment at the spa or a picnic in the park with a butler available.