Hyatt today announced plans for the first Thompson Hotels property in Italy with Thompson Rome to open in mid-2024. The 70-room luxury lifestyle hotel will be the brand’s second property in Europe, joining Thompson Madrid, which opened in 2022 (see Review), and the Thompson Vienna, which is scheduled to open in 2025.
According to the Press Release:
Visitors of Thompson Rome will experience a true sense of Roman culture through a revolutionary design restoration of one of the city’s most iconic buildings – the former headquarters of the Italian Communist Party. Converted into a luxury lifestyle hotel, the elegant 1930s-built Palazzo is located near the Capitoline Hill, Fori Imperiali and Jewish Quarter and will undergo an extensive enhancement while preserving the landmark’s key historical features. The artistic legacies of the building that will remain will represent the Thompson Hotels brand’s commitment to authentic cultural curation including the entrance hall, designed by sculptor Giò Pomodoro, complete with a five-pointed gold star set into the floor, as well as a marble bust of the party’s founding member and one-time leader, Antonio Gramsci.
Thompson Rome will have four restaurants, including a rooftop restaurant and terrace with a cocktail bar featuring panoramic views of the buzzing eternal city. The property will also have two meeting rooms and a fitness center.
Thompson Rome is a result of a franchise agreement entered into by a Hyatt affiliate with Botteghe Oscure s.r.l., a company affiliated with AG Group s.r.l.
Hyatt did not have any photos or drawings to offer, but this 2022 article from the Times provides both history of the building and a photo from Google (see, Italian Communist Party citadel gets a revolutionary makeover — into a luxury hotel)
I visited the Thompson Madrid last year and loved it (see Review). I’m excited to see more Thompson hotels in Europe!