Rhinoceros | Rome

The Vibe: Art, avantgarde.

The Area: Velabro, the oldest neighborhood in Rome.

The DNA: Combining our favourite pastimes: architecture, interior design and art, Rhinoceros occupies parts of the 17th-century Palazzo of the Fondazione Alda Fendi – Esperimenti which promotes artistic experimentations that go beyond conventional boundaries. The 24 fully equipped apartments (each one different to the next in terms of layout and style) are designed by iconic French architect Jean Nouvel. Imagined as “openable” areas; stark steel boxes sharply juxtapose the history of the palace’s storied walls. Blessed with natural light, finishes include trompe l’oeil panels that mimic a mirror reflecting an alternative dimension of the room, plus midcentury inspired furniture set off by exposed brickwork and ancient timber beams.

Suite-Me-Up: The Master Suites are the biggest of them all, though the others are no punishment either.

✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 24 apartments (37-68m2) (398-732 sq ft) • hotel opened: November 2018 • architecture & interior design: Jean Nouvel • bathroom amenities: Diptyque ❌ no parking available • no pets allowed

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