J.K. Place Roma

  • Andrew Sessa

A short walk from the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain, just past the boutiques of Via Condotti, the new J.K. Place Roma sits in the beating heart of the Eternal City. But this residential-style hotel from Ori Kafri—the Italian entrepreneur behind the highly popular J.K. Place Florence and J.K. Place Capri—offers a quiet oasis amid Rome’s well-trodden tourist attractions.

Opened in September, J.K. Place Roma features a sophisticated, mid-century-style design inspired by such films as Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita. The Florentine architect Michele Bönan employed rich textures and materials in the 30 guest rooms and suites, where ivory-upholstered wing-back headboards and black-lacquered desks set off brightly painted walls. Public spaces include a sculpture-filled lobby, a vibrantly hued library, and the casual J.K. Café, with its velvet banquettes and modern artworks. New for the spring will be a rooftop garden and lounge, where guests will enjoy panoramic views of Rome’s centro storico. J.K. Place Roma, +39.06.982.634, www.jkroma.com