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Casa Monti Opens It’s Doors in Rome

The family-owned Leitmotiv group – proud owners of Cœur de Megève in the French Alps and recently opened La Fantaisie in Paris – has officially opened the doors of its third hotel and first Italian property, Casa Monti in Rome. Opened 1 June 2024, the hotel symbolizes a celebration of creativity that embraces the art of la dolce vita in the Italian capital. Located in Monti, the city’s first rione and historic creative district, the property embraces the surrounding city, exuding a charismatic Roman personality throughout every corner of the hotel. Over the years, the neighborhood has become a haven for up-and-coming artisans while remaining one of the city’s few hidden gems that feel far away from the noisy and overly touristy areas of the city, yet close to all the key sights in Rome. 

The hotel’s 26 rooms and 10 suites are steeped in artistic influence, emulating the craftmanship of the Monti district and the iconic dolce vita. Interior designer Laura Gonzales, was inspired by the Italian notion of sprezzatura – the feeling of relaxed ease and effortless elegance, combining elaborate crafted materials, precisely calibrated shades, and bespoke prints to evoke an enchanting, carefree Italian spirit. Every detail has been meticulously chosen to highlight the creativity of the district and immerse visitors into the whirlwind of an artist’s life, through its display of impressive antiques, Italian craftsmanship, and commissioned artworks. Imbued with her trademark colorful style, the interiors feel personal and carefully composed, yet never contrived. 

This grand, artistic abode boasts multiple spaces to accommodate the ebb and flow of both locals and seasoned tourists alike. The property’s Casa Monti Ristorante is built against the historic façade and opens onto a terrace before extending indoors. There, it sits alongside a lively patio with a fountain and a few tables where one can sample authentic Roman recipes curated in sync with the venerable Monti farmers market. Further back, Casa Monti Bar welcomes guests into a creative space filled with a neutral blend of browns and creams, complemented by a travertine tile floor in an embellished Italian grid pattern. Moving upstairs, one can reach Casa Monti Rooftop to sip cocktails beneath the sun’s golden glow. The chic rooftop bar specializes in delectable cocktails and is aptly decorated in shades of sky blue, providing a unique vantage point with stunning views of the surrounding parks and quintessential pine trees in the city. 

Located on the 5th floor, the property’s one-of-a-kind spa is designed to renew the spirits of Roman baths. Bathed in the golden light characteristic of Rome, the city’s first and only Susanne Kaufmann spa offers the rare privilege of an expansive panorama of the capital from its terrace and features a cozy jacuzzi to unwind in after a long day of walking the city’s bustling streets.