Monday, June 18, 2018

Italy


Iconic Hassler Roma celebrates 125 years
June 2018 88

The capital’s iconic five-star Hassler Roma, located above the Spanish Steps with incomparable views of the city, marks its 125th anniversary this year. Owned by president and general manager Roberto E Wirth, fifth generation of a famous Swiss hotelier dynasty, the Hassler has continued its legacy as Rome's five-star lodging of choice for the world's elite and discerning travelers since 1893, having played host to everyone from Charlie Chaplin to George Clooney. The hotel acted as Eisenhower's HQ during the war, the place that Audrey Hepburn called home while filming Roman Holiday, and the honeymoon spot for Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier.

The Hassler still maintains a perfect balance between the past, present and future, always looking to exceed the expectations of its guests throughout the years. To mark this occasion, the grande dame has renovated a number of its public spaces, rooms and suites in order to continue to preserve the iconic hotel's timeless elegance, while adding in a new contemporary style. It has also reduced the number of rooms and suites in order to create larger rooms as well as additional suites. The goal behind the renovations was to continue to satisfy the needs and desires of the Hassler's clientele, without losing that traditional feel that loyal returning guests love.

The Hassler reopened at the start of the year, unveiling touches of new styles and refreshed looks as they go into their 125th year. These renovations were initiated by Wirth, who oversaw the project, supported by a team of architects and engineers.

"In short, we want the Hassler to continue to be the location par excellence when travellers come to Rome," says Wirth, "and to achieve this goal, we need a constant commitment and the will to continue to maintain the high standards that distinguish us."  







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