The hotel shines with the culinary excellence of Michelin-starred chef Pasquale Palamaro and dynamic design by the renowned Marco Piva Studio
Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International’s distinctive collection of passionately independent hotels, today announced the opening of The Pantheon Iconic Rome Hotel in the heart of the Eternal City just steps from The Pantheon.
Milanese designer Marco Piva executed the hotel’s vision, drawing inspiration from the heritage and vibrancy of the city, specifically the nearby Pantheon’s geometry, light and building materials. Circular motifs, marble and brass are incorporated prominently throughout the hotel, while a careful study on the use of light creates the effect of scenography and a sense of surprise.
Each of the 79 individually designed guest rooms, including 20 suites, feature custom designed furniture and furnishings and original works of art. Luxurious upholstery is abundant; bathrooms are fashioned in marble and glass; and colour schemes gradually brighten on each ascending floor.
On the ground floor, the hotel’s Lobby is calming and inviting, offering an intimate bar with Sahara Noir polished marble floors and a large circular lighting fixture reminiscent of the Pantheon’s oculus. Together, they create a calming welcome from the bustle outside.
A native of Ischia in the Gulf of Naples, chef Pasquale Palamaro leads the hotel’s signature gourmet dining experience at Dionysus Restaurant. Palamaro’s lifelong passion for cooking has already led to a Michelin star, awarded in 2013 for his role at Indaco restaurant of Hotel Regina Isabella on Ischia. At Dionysus Restaurant, Palamaro fashions fresh local ingredients into seasonal offerings bursting with the flavours of the Mediterranean.
Guests entering Dionysus are greeted with contemporary Roman elegance, with original bronze artwork handcrafted by a local artisan and an LED glass window into the kitchen that allows diners to watch as their dishes are being prepared. There is space for 35 guests beneath a stunning lighting fixture that diffuses warm light from the high-vaulted ceiling.
Six stories above street level, Divinity Terrace Lounge Bar invites guests to soak in 360-degree views of the surrounding rooftops, seven domes including The Pantheon, and the beauty of the city beyond. It’s a stylish setting for socializing and relaxing, with an impressive wine collection and a light, informal menu of dishes. Serving as a nod to the city’s history, Divinity Terrace Lounge Bar celebrates the seven planetary divinities to which The Pantheon is dedicated.
The terrace, with seating for 50, offers a sleek and casual design palette with handcrafted grey sofas and beige arm chairs. In addition to lounging, guests can reference plaques along the edges of the terrace providing information on landmarks that can be seen from each vantage point. The interior area of Divinity Terrace Lounge Bar offers seating for 38 and features white statuario marble floors, an intricate brass wall installation and an area that can be sectioned off for private events.
Additional public areas within the hotel include a Gallery leading off the lobby restored from the original building and a Boutique located just beyond the Gallery featuring luxury items from top-quality Italian designers.
About Autograph Collection Hotels
Autograph Collection Hotels, part of Marriott International, Inc., celebrates individuality by curating one-of-a-kind travel experiences at 135 lifestyle hotels in nearly 30 countries and territories, among the world’s most desirable destinations. Exactly like nothing else, Autograph Collection properties are hand selected for their rich character and uncommon details. A personal realization of an individual founder’s vision, these hotels are defined by unique design, differentiated guest experiences and their meaningful role in locality. Autograph Collection Hotels is proud to participate in the industry’s award-winning loyalty program, Marriott Rewards which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards.