Urban villa in Rome
Hotel Villa Pamphili is a Urban Resort in the greenery of the Eternal City. We are talking about one of the few real "resorts" in Rome.
The contemporary soul, typical of the city hotels with a refined and surprising interior design, joins here the holiday and relaxing atmosphere of a resort, or a private home.
The idea is precisely that of a house inserted in a metropolitan context, but away from the city noise, where a large "system" of services allows you to experience well-being and pleasure. Like a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool open during summer season, a personalized SPA path, a training session between the gym and the park with a personal trainer, or an aperitif in the Terrazza Pamphili, with music and nice people, during summer.
Green surrounds the hotel. Maritime pines and Mediterranean vegetation draw the skyline, while the silence of the ancient convent that stands next to the hotel gives a sense of peace that you really breathe.
The hotel is located right on the park of Villa Pamphilj, the largest in Rome. Crossing via della Nocetta, in a few moments you reach the access gate to the park, a real green lung with historic villas, ancient finds, shady areas, running paths, and a cycle path that winds for 11 kilometers, ideal for discovering on two wheels the wonders kept in the park.
The location is unique. A real oasis of peace very close to the lively neighborhoods of Trastevere and Testaccio, the Janiculum Terrace and the Vatican City.
On the Timeline
1630 the estate where the park now stands is bought by Panfilo Pamphilj
1644-1652 the "Villa Nuova" complex was built under the pontificate of Innocenzo X Pamphilj
1896-1902 the family chapel is built
1957 the Italian state begins to buy part of the Villa
1972 the Villa Pamphili Park is officially opened to the public
1975 Hotel Villa Pamphili is built
80'-90 'the Hotel attracts prestigious guests confirming itself as a structure of excellence in Rome
2011 the hotel undergoes renovation works
2019-2021 the Hotel undergoes a real transformation thanks to massive and ambitious renovations
2021 on 1 July the Hotel reopens its doors as an exclusive "urban resort"
The Hotel & the Project
We are in Rome, a unique city which welcomes you with its millenary history, its culture, music, theaters, colors, shopping, evenings under the starry sky. Rome. La Grande Bellezza. In the peace of the Villa Pamphili Park just outside the city, a new project has come to life, as unique as its city, which looks to the future without forgetting its roots.
Hotel Villa Pamphili Roma was built for the first time in 1975. A historic hotel in the city which has been completely renovated between 2020 and 2021 with an interior design project by the prestigious London firm Dexter Moren Associates. Fresh, new, joyful, well-kept and trendy on the inside, it is surrounded on the outside by the silent Valle Dei Casali on the edge of the Villa Pamphili Park, surrounded by the historic Roman paths of via Aurelia Antica, via della Nocetta and via Vitellia. A vibrant, evocative place, where you can surround yourself with beauty and rediscover the pleasure of the joys of life. The hotel features 235 rooms, 2 restaurants, 2 lounge bars, semi-Olympic swimming pool with solarium, large spa, conference center, and a magnificent panoramic rooftop on the 5th floor that houses the Pamphili Terrace, with restaurant, lounge bar, music, Roman atmospheres and breathtaking views.
in the Eternal City
A green oasis
The inspiration comes from the concept of "urban villa", a place where the contemporary soul typical of the city hotel combines with the leisure vocation of a private home, finding a perfect synthesis.
The concept refers to one of the greatest exponents of Italian design, the one who laid the foundations of the 'way of living architecture' in the post-war period: Gio Ponti, architect who was the first to define interior design by bringing man closer to architecture.
The design approach in Gio Ponti's houses is summed up in the concept of "Joie de Vivre", the result of a detailed work on the articulation of the space that takes into consideration the relationship between inside and outside, optimizing the views.
“Architecture that reflects that measure of serenity that a house is allowed to represent, for those who live there. A joie de vivre, a house whose space is a show offered by the environments that compose it".
The concept of the interior design project is inspired by one of the greatest exponents of Italian design. The one who laid the foundations in the post-war period of the 'way of experiencing architecture': Gio Ponti, architect who was the first to define interior design by bringing man closer to architecture.
The design approach in Gio Ponti's houses is summed up in the concept of "Joie de Vivre", the result of a detailed work on the articulation of the space that takes into consideration the relationship between inside and outside, optimizing the views. “Architecture that reflects that measure of serenity that a house is allowed to represent, for those who live there. A joie de vivre, a house whose space is a show offered by the environments that compose it ”.
This feeling of joy releases in those who live spaces designed according to precise standards of perspectives and lights.
The Hotel is located in the silent Valle Dei Casali, on the edge of the Villa Pamphili Park, enclosed by the historic Roman paths of via Aurelia Antica, via della Nocetta and via Vitellia.
The Park of Villa Pamphili, with its over 180 hectares of surface, is the second largest historical park in Rome and is home to the only villa that has remained almost intact in the structure.
The origins are linked to the Pamphili family, who in the seventeenth century fell in love with this stretch of Roman countryside and built their residence there, which then expanded over the years with the construction of splendid buildings set in an overwhelming green setting. Here nature is dominant, just think that, due to its richness of vegetation, the Villa was nicknamed "Bel Respiro".
The sensation is that of immersing yourself in a slice of the Roman countryside. Inside the villa there are archaeological remains, including a Roman necropolis with two tombs from the Augustan age, richly decorated with frescoes, now visible in the National Roman Museum.
A cycle path crosses the park along a path of 11 kilometers, ideal for discovering the wonders kept inside on two wheels.
Peace and Easy Mobility
Map & Surroundings
We are located in a green and quiet area, where beautiful private residences and convents emerge among the luxuriant foliage of the vegetation. A few meters from our hotel is the access gate to the Villa Doria Pamphilj Park, the largest in Rome, a real treasure for the city. Nearby, there are the colorful districts of Trastevere and Testaccio. Vatican City, with St. Peter's and the Sistine Chapel, is a short distance away and can be reached in a few minutes by car.
The elevated position compared to the city, offers a breathtaking view of the park. The main city attractions, such as the Colosseum, the Imperial Forums and the Spanish Steps, are within easy reach. Fiumicino Airport is a 30-minute drive away, while Termini Railway Station is just 25 minutes away.
To facilitate your city moving, we have designed a green and electric mobility project and we put at your disposal various means, such as scooters, cars, shuttles, which you can book directly and use with ease to move among the wonders of Rome respecting the environment.
Before & After
This hotel boasts a long and prestigious history of hospitality in Rome. Thanks to its position, directly overlooking the largest park in Rome, and to its own ability to better interpret different fruition opportunities, for over 45 years Hotel Villa Pamphili has represented a point of reference in the city, not only for guests, but for Romans themselves on vacation.
A double spirit, leisure and conference, coexists with balance and discretion. The position, in the west quadrant of the city, completely surrounded by the green of the parks in which it is inserted, makes it possible to use many outdoor spaces.
In 2019, the impressive renovations began, which led the hotel to become what it is today, one of the most avant-garde and innovative hotel projects in the capital.
The interior design is from "Dexter Moren Associates" and is a tribute to Italian design, the eternal and timeless one, and to its deep and precise values in terms of design.
Dexter Moren Associates
Dexter Moren Associates created the interior design concept for the Hotel. They are award-winning hospitality & residential specialist architects & interior designers based in London.
DMA’s philosophy is to create original and unique designs specific to the requirements of each individual project. They don’t believe in following trends, instead draw their design inspiration from a building’s context and local neighbourhood to create spaces with longevity that are authentic and above all have character. With meticulous attention to detail DMA created striking interiors that embraced our aspirations whilst also meeting our operational and commercial needs.
DMA were appointed to renovate and redesign the interiors of our 235 bed ‘urban villa’ – merging an ‘urban’ city hotel with a ‘villa’ style resort to appeal to business and leisure travellers.