Hotel Vilòn Italy
Via dell’Arancio 69 – 00186 Roma
Date of Creation
March 4th 2018
Hotel General Manager
Mrs. Giorgia Tozzi has been working in the industry for the past 20 years covering different positions at first in the operational and then in the sales and marketing. In 2018 she embraced the adventure of this new opening as General Manager.
5 Star Luxury Hotel; Small Luxury Hotel of the World
History & Story
The Vilòn is housed within a historic mansion which dates back to the mid-sixteenth century when it was known as the “House annexed to Palazzo Borghese”. Belonging to the noble Roman family of the Borghese since the beginning of 1600 the palace became, by will of Princess Adelaide Borghese de la Rochefacault, School for Maidens in 1841, and was further entrusted to the French nuns of the Daughters of the Cross until recently. Today, “The house annexed to the Borghese Palace” is reborn after a careful and attentive restoration which reinstates and recreates its ancient splendor.
The Hotel officially opened its doors for the very first time on March 4th 2018. The interiors were carefully curated with the creative flair of Paolo Bonfini a Roman scenographer, who dressed each room with its own individual style of pastels, neutrals, black trim and jewel-toned accents. Massimo Listri curated the art, including his own captivating photographs mainly displayed in the common areas. Last but not least, Milanese Architect Giampiero Panepinto, offered his vivid creativity in the Lounge Bar living room, the Adelaide restaurant and the outside patio, with bright colors and colonial influences.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
Most of the Hotel’s sunny wide windows offer the breathtaking and very exclusive view of the private garden of Palazzo Borghese, which in 1997 won the Sotheby’s award for best restoration.
The Vilòn Universe aims to provide an unparalleled experience by offering the highest standards of service in every way. The truest desire of Vilòn is to transform its precious guests’ stay in the Eternal City from being just any stay in Rome to one profound and true discovery for this amazing city and this Luxury Gem.
Located in a historic 16th century palazzo that once belonged to the noble Roman Borghese family, the Vilòn is situated in the very heart of the Eternal City, in one of the narrow cobblestone streets in Campo Marzio, once called Vicolo del Melangolo, that leads to the Tiber River.
Key sites/activities in the area
Perfectly located to discover the real essence of Rome, the Vilòn is a great base to explore the city and get lost in the small and ancient alleys of the Eternal City, finding hidden secret corners.
Walking distance from the main attractions:
-Spanish Steps: 7 minutes
-Pantheon: 9 minutes
-Trevi Fountain: 12 minutes
-Piazza Navona: 10 minutes
-Roman Forum and Colosseum: 27 minutes
-San Peter’s Basilica and Vatican Museum: 30 minutes
The Vilòn welcomes families travelling with children. To make the most of a family experience some of our Vilòn Charming rooms can be made connecting with either our Vilòn Charming Deluxe rooms or our exclusive Vilòn Suite. From the dedicated activities and ad hoc packages to the special welcome amenities and kids menu, we make sure our junior guests are just as pampered as the grown-ups. And last but not least, exclusively for their parents, babysitting service is available as well.
Guests can select from a variety of exquisite accommodations in this former mansion turned luxury boutique hotel. It features 18 spacious contemporary guest rooms and suites with elevated views into the restored private gardens of Palazzo Borghese and a chic private courtyard. Select rooms have garden-facing terraces and amenities include plush bathrobes, blue slippers and personalized Dead Seas Mineral’s bath products. The rooms feature the finest Italian marble bathrooms, safes, complimentary Wi-Fi, have large flat-screen televisions with the latest technology Sony TV with Netflix and lighting system by MicroDevice.
• Number of suites: 3
• Number of Luxury rooms: 15
• Number of rooms, (keys) in all: 18
Room categories include Vilòn Charming (9), Vilòn Charming with Terrace (3) and Vilòn Charming Deluxe (3), and 3 exclusive signature suites: Vilòn Suite, Melangolo Suite and Borghese Suite.
Restaurants & Bars
The hotel offers dining area including Adelaide Restaurant and Bar and the enchanting outdoor garden.
In honour of Princess Borghese, the name the restaurant “Adelaide” and the bar lounge, familiarly called « In Salotto » (in the living room). Opened all day long, it ensures delicious experiences to the guests in the house, but also to the external ones, creating an international yet Roman authentic atmosphere.
In a very charming and relaxing atmosphere, Adelaide offers a unique culinary experience in which simplicity, tradition and technique are perfectly combined to assure in every bite the truest and greatest tastes. The menu changes according to the seasons and includes classics of the Roman tradition with fresh modern twists. Sundays lunches are dedicated to “Il Pranzo della Domenica” when, according to the local market’s offer, the Executive Chef Gabriele Muro expresses his creativity at the best.
In addition to the stylish and cosy dining room, the green outdoor patio dedicates a relaxing bohemian space where, especially during the warm seasons, is possible to enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks “al fresco”.
The 16th-century mansion didn’t allow a gym nor a Spa. However, for an extra touch of luxury, indulge in an “is-all-mine” private Turkish-bath experience by booking our exclusive Vilòn Suite.
In addition, our Concierge team is pleased to organize unique fitness and beauty treatments among the most exclusive of the city, including private yoga lessons with professional instructors.
In addition, for an extra touch of luxury, indulge in an “is-all-mine” private Turkish-bath experience by booking our exclusive Vilòn Suite.
Corporate & Celebration Events
• 25 people for sit-down lunches or dinners and 50 people for standing cocktail
Hotel and Restaurant Awards
• Hotel Vilòn was featured in Travel and Leisure’s list of « Best New Hotels in the World 2019 » List
Featured in 2018 in AD’s list of « Boutique Hotels Upping Rome’s Design Quotient»
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