This temporary home was not a hardship for Queen Margherita of Savoy.
While Queen Margherita of Savoy, an icon of Italian fashion, patiently awaited the completion of her Roman residence Villa Margherita—now the home of the U.S. Embassy—she camped out in the stone palace that would become the Baglioni Hotel Regina. This temporary home was not a hardship. Located on Via Veneto, it remains just as classy today, with soaring ceilings, damask, wrought iron, and intricate columns. The 118 rooms and suites are just as sumptuous, paying homage to a glorious Art Deco aesthetic. While even standard suites boast bathrooms covered in marble, deluxe ones feature such additional delights as original Murano chandeliers. The spa, given a facelift by Milan-based architecture and design firm Rebosio & Spagnulo, has a Turkish bath and feels decidedly more contemporary than the rooms swathed in luxe, heavy fabrics. Mediterranean cuisine is served in the Brunello Lounge & Restaurant, while tea is savored beside a marble fireplace in the lobby’s Caffè Baglioni.