ROME CAVA­LIERI WAL­DORF AS­TO­RIA

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Asump­tu­ous, mar­ble-floored lobby em­braces many of the ex­quis­ite items from this ho­tel’s im­pres­sive col­lec­tion of around 1,000 artis­tic ar­ti­facts, mak­ing it seem like an al­ter­na­tive Villa Borgh­ese.

Among the 17th and 18th cen­tury paint­ings are a trip­tych by Gi­ambat­tista Tiepolo, as well as works by Abra­ham Brueghel and Giuseppe Baz­zani; gi­ant wall Beau­vais ta­pes­tries from 1725 fea­tur­ing his­toric Chi­nese themes; or­nate sculp­tures; stat­ues hold­ing glit­ter­ing can­de­labra aloft; and an­tique time­pieces such as a gor­geous gold-leaf and lac­quered wooden grand­fa­ther clock.

The 370-room and suite Rome Cava­lieri, a mem­ber of the 30-strong Wal­dorf As­to­ria Ho­tels & Re­sorts group, is lo­cated atop the hill of Monte Mario off Via Fran­ci­gena, a for­mer pil­grim’s route from Can­ter­bury in Eng­land. Set in a 15-acre pri­vate park, five kilo­me­ters from down­town Rome, it hosts two restau­rants: L’Uliveto, where break­fast and din­ner are served, with views to an out­door swimming pool; and roof-top ter­race, La Per­gola, un­der the di­rec­tion of chef Heinz Beck, which places the ho­tel in the unique po­si­tion of be­ing the only one in Italy to boast a Miche­lin­rated three-star restau­rant.

Guests stay­ing in suites here en­joy ac­cess to the Im­pe­rial Club, of­fer­ing VIP check-in, com­pli­men­tary break­fast, af­ter­noon tea and all-day drinks.

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