The marble and stucco-laden respite, part of the Ragosta Hotel Collection, is housed in a 19th-century building.
Train stations don’t usually suggest swank hotels are around the bend, yet across from hectic Termini in Rome, one pleasantly discovers Palazzo Montemartini. The marble-and-stucco respite, part of the Ragosta Hotel Collection, is housed in a 19th-century building. Uniquely crossed by the sixth-century Servian Wall, it was resuscitated by local firm King Roselli Architetti with glamorous results. Inspired by the nearby Baths of Diocletian, a subtle water theme permeates the space, from the glorious pool on the rooftop to the private ones adorning some of the guestrooms and the hydrotherapy experiences savored at ExPure spa. There are even table fountains offering a slice of tranquility in the main lounge. The 82 crisp, modern rooms, with sloping ceilings and pops of vivid color, feature furnishings from such designers as Prouvé and Eames. Lest one forget the hotel’s rich history, sitting with an Aperol Spritz in Senses Restaurant & Lounge leads contemplation of the ancient with stellar glimpses of the Servian Wall.