Those who check in at the new Hotel De’ Ricci will discover a novel approach to Roman hospitality: Each of the property’s eight suites comes with an in-room wine cellar and a personal sommelier. Owner Lorenzo Lisi, of the renowned Pierluigi restaurant, oversees wine tastings and tours exclusively for his guests.
Ensuring that old Rome doesn’t get left behind is the Hotel Eden. Last April, the 128-year-old grande dame completed an 18-month renovation that transformed its guest rooms with custom Italian furnishings and slick marble bathrooms and reinvigorated its restaurant with modern takes on Roman classics.
Of course, even amid all this progress, some Roman traditions are not to be altered. Head to J. K. Place Roma’s stylish bar or Hotel Locarno’s colorful courtyard for a late-afternoon aperitif, and you’ll find locals lingering over Campari cocktails.