Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Roman Holiday

Last March I took a trip to Italy to visit the sites along with visting my sister while she was studying abroad. Our trip started to Italy started in Rome with a long stop in Florence and a jaunt to Venice.

Everyone knows the Italy is the birth place of many of the designers that we know and love. I personally adore many of the handbags designed by Fendi,Ferragamo and Bottega Veneta little did I know that had added interior designer to their resumes.

I recently found out that the designers mentioned above all had a hand in decorating some Roman hotels.


Owned by the Fendi family and carefully restored by Anna Fendi Venturini this beautifully decorated villa along the Tiber river offers 15 thoughtfully designed rooms. The perfect get-away for the fashionista in your life. Each room has a unique theme such as the Karl Lagerfeld suite. The design aesthetic or a balance between traditional Roman culture and 20th century modernism.

Here is a sneak pic at some of the suites:


Leonardo Ferragamo launched his own lifestyle and hospitality brand, Lungarno Hotels, in 1995, and it's most recent project is Portrait Suites hotel in Rome on Via Condotti. Right outside the Spanish Steps you can help yourself to luxury shopping at Ferragamo's flag ship store and then go upstairs to the townhouse in which the hotel resides. Designed by Michele Bonan, each room incorporates luxurius materials like wood, marble and even ultra luxe boar skin.

BOTTEGA VENETA SUITE at the St. Regis Grand Hotel

This amazing suite consists of a foyer, three bedrooms, three baths, and a living room with a fireplace and three large windows overlooking Rome. They used very light colors like uniform khaki, linen, parchment and taupe that make the room chic and sophisicated. Alcantara, leather, linen and all signature elements in Bottega Veneta interiors are used as upholstery and window treatments. The room is also furnished with pieces from the Bottega Veneta furniture collection.

Ciao Bella! I'm in the mood to plan my next vacation!


Blogger Paloma said...

The greek key pattern in the floor at the Fendi hotel is fabulous! My favorite is the Bottega Veneta suite. It looks like the perfect place to come back to after a long day of sightseeing. Beautiful!

November 18, 2008 at 7:35 PM  
Blogger half of vamh said...

Oooh we are going to Rome for Christmas this year! The Italians definitely know style.

November 18, 2008 at 10:37 PM  
Blogger vicki archer said...

Does the Bottega Shopper come with the suite! (hope so) Lovely, lovely rooms.

November 19, 2008 at 1:35 AM  
Blogger Kwana said...

How chic are these room? I so want to go now. Shopping and this? Yes, please.

November 19, 2008 at 9:25 AM  
Blogger High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Oh I so wish the BV suite came with a free bag that would be great.

I drooled all over their store in Florence. But I left empty handed!

Lucky for me I found a BV bag in awesome shape at a thrift shop for pennies! I love it. The leather is so soft.

November 19, 2008 at 11:43 AM  
Blogger Cote de Texas said...

love this - oh I really want to go!!!!

thanks for your comment!

November 19, 2008 at 3:53 PM  
Blogger beachbungalow8 said...

when were you there? I was there mid march

November 20, 2008 at 12:18 PM  

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