Monday, October 16, 2017

Italian Style

We are just returning from a trip to Italy.  While in Rome, we  stayed at the Gran Melia Hotel and I was inspired by it's stunning design.

The Gran Melia Rome is a  perfect balance of modern luxury and ancient history. This former monastery and modern luxury hotel is located on the same spot that once housed the ancient Roman Villa Agrippina, the lodgings of Emperor Nero’s mother. During reconstruction, significant objects were uncovered, which are now displayed in rooms of the hotel.

The outdoor bar and eatery.

Lemon and lime trees were growing throughout the property.

 Walking into the lobby, you are greeted by a 5 foot statue of a man's face.  
 The reception area is gorgeous tones of gray and white accented with a tomato red color.

Notice the pattern of the wood floor.

 One of the prettiest cocktail lounges that I have ever seen. 

 Love the shape of the little settees.
While the rooms were not overly large, they were decorated to the nines!  Famous paintings in the form of giant wall murals decorate many rooms. 

This hotel was within walking distant to ancient Rome and the Vatican City.  The service level was impeccable and it was a joy  to stay there while in Rome. It is tucked back in a garden off the street and so you feel secluded and private. 


Laurell Banner said...

Beautiful hotel. So modern yet elegant. Sounds like the he perfect location.
So much inspiration for you. I just love Rome.

Katha said...

Wow that hotel is beautiful! The cocktail area with its varying shades of red and purple, even to the turned back lining of the drapes, is stunning. It was fun to follow a little bit of your adventure and know you must have had a spectacular time! Good to know you and Jay are safely back on the mountain.

Christy said...

I agree, the cocktail lounge was both elegant and seductive with the hints of those Italians!!!

Jill said...

This looks like such a wonderful , inspiring place!— what a great place to begin Your days’adventure into Rome and to end your days in such a lovely location and ambiance!!— great spot!!— love the blend of old and new!!