The Vibe: Art Deco Haven.
The Area: Located in Parioli, one of Rome’s most upscale residential areas. Just north of the city centre, the Lord Byron Hotel offers a quiet respite from the tourist crowds, and a number of excellent local restaurants, and the vibe of an authentic – if wealthy – Roman neighbourhood. A 20-minute walk through the adjacent Villa Borghese gardens leads to shopping paradise Via Veneto.
The DNA: Sister to the Regency Hotel in Florence, the Lord Byron has the intimate feel of a private residence that’s decorated with the sophisticated taste of a discerning collector. It is romantic, yet undeniably urbane. The fireplace lounge is the pinnacle of the hotel’s Belle Epoque décor – Art Deco furnishings, mirrors, framed family photos, and sculptures softened by fin-de-siècle paintings from Maurice Paul Joron and Nicholas Granger. The stellar period styling also flows seamlessly into the furnished outdoor patio and the garden-level bar and restaurant. Expect superb service from the staff, a gourmet restaurant “Relais Le Jardin” serving contemporary Mediterranean cuisine, a club-like lounge and a wine bar.
Suite-Me-Up: The rooms and suites are upped with the Golden Age of Hollywood glamour. Glossy rosewood and mahogany, plush velvet, smoked mirrors, and deep jewel tones create a sumptuous backdrop for prints of Marilyn, Audrey and Jackie; vintage Carrara-marble bathrooms with soft robes and designer bath products are diva-decadent. For the ultimate experience, book the top-floor Panoramic Suite with a terrace overlooking Rome.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 32 rooms & suites (25-50m2) (269-538 sq ft) • bathroom amenities Guerlain ✅ free street parking ✅ pet friendly, no charges • 24-hour front desk