Mandarin Oriental announces first Rome venture

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Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced the development of a luxury property in the centre of Rome, scheduled to open in 2026. The hotel will be housed in ten 19th-century villas, originally built as homes for prosperous Romans, surrounded by landscaped gardens.

The secluded site is located between Via Piemonte and Via Sallustiana within The Gardens of Sallust, an ancient Roman archaeological site. Several of Rome’s cultural heritage sites and premium retail and leisure offerings are located close by.

The villas will accommodate 108 guestrooms and suites, offering views of the gardens or the city’s landmarks. Many of the suites will feature private gardens and terraces.

The interior design will be curated by award-winning French design duo Gilles & Boissier, while the dining options will be designed by DimoreStudio with landscaping by Parc Nouveau.

There will be six restaurants and bars in different settings within the property. This includes Al fresco dining and a stand-alone dining concept in one of the villas. The Mandarin Bar, located on a rooftop terrace, will provide city views.