The DNA: Built on the site of a Vatican-owned convent, the hotel is a sleek modern, brutalist structure that sits right in the heart of Rome. Beside the Villa Borghese gardens and close to the Via Veneto, one of the city’s most prestigious streets and home of the jet-set in the 1960’s. The central 199-key NH Collection Vittorio Veneto, Rome will see its rooms and spaces reformulated to reinterpret the imperial city and its importance centuries on, from a present-day, disruptive and anachronistic viewpoint. A revised look back at the empire’s majesty, grandeur and legacy, but also at its excesses and vanities. The hotel, set in a modernist building opened in 1968 as a Jolly Hotel, and was designed by architects Vincenzo Monaco and Amedeo Luccichenti, designers of the Fiumicino Airport and the Olympic Village.