Chapter Roma, a member of Design Hotels, is the latest game-changer in the world of urban hotels, a must visit when you are staying in the Eternal City. Even though located in Regola, one of Rome‘s historical neighborhoods, the atmosphere in the hotel is somewhat New York meets London, perhaps because the owner and property developer Marco Cillia has broad international experience from Hotel Americano in New York and Blakes in London. This is his first hotel on a challenging journey to win the hospitality industry with his unique vision and keen instincts for the mood and feel of modern living. Chapter Roma successfully opened in May 2019 and gave to the city a refreshing place, not only for the tourists but also for the local scene. We were among the first visitors of this perfect Roman hideaway.
The bar and mural by the urban art-duo CYRCLE
Today’s travelers are demanding extraordinary experiences while choosing their next destination, and in this hotel they can find it. Chapter Roma has a strong character. The industrial-chic aesthetic gives a feeling of nostalgia and the desired authenticity. In its lobby with high ceilings and exposed brick walls dominates the sculpture by Willy Verginer, the artwork of Alice Pasquini and the charming mural of Los Angeles-based urban art-duo CYRCLE (David Leavitt – Davey Detail and David Torres – Rabi.) It strikes the perfect balance of old and new, whilst still allowing the heritage of the original building to shine through.
The sculpture by Willy Verginer
The thoughtful interior design by Tristan Du Plessis (StudioA from Johannesburg, South Africa) features clean line velvet sofas and lighting by Bert Frank. A neutral palette splashed with orange and green, warm wooden flooring, mixed with marbles, velvet fabrics and steel and brass fittings makes the lobby fun and fashionable place. The modern furniture, raw steel and copper add interesting and hip contrast to the tall interior arches, vaulted ceilings, and overall space of the 19th-century townhouse.
Hotel Chapter Roma dares to be different with its renewed type of luxury. The functionality of rooms is key here, while their design is close to the hotel’s DNA – industrial chic. The 42 rooms and suites range from 17 to 35 square meters and offer views of the city or courtyard. They are subdivided into the five categories: Solo Pad (17sqm), Baby Double (22sqm), Chapter Double (25sqm), Loft (28sqm) and Suite (28 to 35sqm). Every room reveals a balanced fluid rhythm, where the furniture lines, minimalism and edginess, neutral and intense colors, perpetually follow each other. Furniture pieces from internationally renowned design firms such as Tom Dixon, Moroso & Diesel, Seletti, and custom designed and produced by local artisans.
While the Solo Pad features a French double bed, all the other guestrooms boast a king-size bed. The Standard Double and Deluxe Double contain a seating area, while many of the Suites and Lofts boast a separate sitting room. Amenities include a television, Marshall Bluetooth speakers, minibar and safe.
The spacious bathrooms are wrapped in granite marble flooring and cement walls, and come with brass fixtures by Buster and Punch. Hotel Chapter uses organic L:a Bruket toiletries, made on the west coast of Sweden.
We have stayed in the Loft, and we immensely enjoyed its spaciousness, playfulness and overall comfort. The general atmosphere of our stay was very inspiring, because being surrounded with so much creativity simple affects you, and that is the special feeling that Chapter is giving to its guests. From holding doors to hailing cabs, the hotel staff was pleasant and attentive, so you can count on exceptional service from the moment you check in.
A buffet breakfast with Italian pastries, cold cuts, and hot drinks is available daily, and guests can enjoy signature cocktails at the on-site bar. The hotel announced the opening of the Market, a salad bar and a coffee shop, a juice bar and a grocery all into one. It will be a healthy option to eat in or take it out. You will be able to have lunch and even do your work.
While staying in the Regola district you might visit Palazzo Farnese, the Via di Monserrato or the magical Via Giulia. In the Spada Gallery, you may discover the collection of Renaissance and Baroque paintings. Notice the Baroque style of architecture that hides surprising optical illusions. The Pantheon and the lively Trastevere district are excellent choices for travelers interested in food, history, and city walks. The hotel is very close to Jewish Ghetto, one of the most atmospheric areas of Rome, Piazza Campo de’ Fiori, Piazza Venezia and Piazza Navona. Visiting the Roman Forum at night is a quite romantic experience, as well as Woody Allen‘s film location Fontana delle Tartarughe (Turtle Fountain) at Piazza Mattei.
Spend your days admiring the city’s art and architecture, then retreat to your hotel to relax and unwind.
Address: Via di S. Maria De’ Calderari, 47
Tel: +39 06 89935351
Vesna Filipovic and Vukota Brajovic for Fashionela