Travel, Tourism & Hospitality

First Maalot hotel to open doors in Rome this July

Shedir Hospitality Holding has announced that its first Maalot hotel - Maalot Roma - is opening on July 15 and reservations will be taken from the end of May.
 
General Manager Edoardo Officioso commented: “My team and I are thrilled about this new opening and we can’t wait to open the doors to the first hotel of the Maalot brand. This first property, located just few steps from Trevi’s fountain, aims to become the new “lounge” in Rome where to meet, share a drink or taste the gourmet experience we are finalising. After these last months we hope to offer locals and travellers a special place to gather and find the pleasure to socialise again”
 
Located in what was the residence of Gaetano Donizetti (1797 – 1848), famous Italian opera composer of Don Pasquale, Lucia di Lammermoor and Maria Stuarda, Maalot Roma aims to attract a young and more seasoned clientele looking for a vibrant and cosy place for gathering and being in the know in the most central part of Rome. A restaurant and a bar immersed are set in a glass roof veranda. Signature element of the 30 distinctive rooms is paintings of hats that symbolise the “setting your hat down and feeling at home” emotions.
 
To mark the opening of Maalot Roma, a special package:
• Welcome Home: from €400 ($485.7) per double room/night in B&B and includes:
• Welcome drink, Upgrade to the next category room, Aperitivo @ the Bar and Dinner for 2 at the Don Pasquale restaurant. 
 
Property Features
 
Design
 
Maalot Roma is a boutique hotel developed around the concept of a lounge with private bespoke rooms. Set in the historical building, the property surprises the guests at arrival. On the ground floor, a central court with a glass ceiling welcomes guests in a winter garden where the Don Pasquale restaurant is located. Centre staged is the elegant chandelier which featured light red fabric lamp shades. The court is a celebration of the colonial-British style where pastel colours, art pieces, customised furniture and a rich variety of textures make the lounge cosy and vibrant at the same time. The tables are made of handmade tiles. For each siting place an old fashion lace set in the tile. Sofas and chairs made in silky fabric and vibrant colourful details complete the look and feel and make the bistro an all-day lounge. Informal, fresh and welcoming.
 
Still on the ground floor there is a bar area: a cosy spot in darker hues of browns and greens. Elegant use of dark woods elements and rich fabrics such as ruby-red shiny silk with sophisticated textures make the bar an exclusive and intimate area. Right at the end of the space, is the reception area: a studio with an old fashion British-style library boasting a selection of books about Rome, luxury and fashion. Desk, bespoke furniture’s made of Ebano wood make the ambience welcoming and reassuring. away from the chaotic life of the city centre
 
The 30 rooms and suites are located across four floors. Signature element is paintings of hats that symbolise the “setting your hat down and feeling at home” emotions.
 
Each and every room is developed around a specific selection of vibrant colour schemes: dark blue, ochre, dark red. Interior design elements enrich each room that open on to outstanding pearly Calacatta Arabescato marble. An Italian limestone fireplace complete the look and feel of the rooms
 
Gastronomy 
 
Don Pasquale Restaurant Cucina & Bar
 
Designed to celebrate life and social gathering, Don Pasquale is set to be an all-day dining experience for locals and hotels guests. Named after one the of the most renowned work of Gaetano Donizetti, the restaurant is a place to relax, enjoy a cocktail or a glass of wine alone or in good company.
 
The Executive Chef Domenico Boschi, born and bred in Rome, celebrates the modern roman gastronomy. The menu pays homage to the tradition and attention to what the new modern food lovers are looking for. It offers a contemporary taken of the roman recipes all in full respect of the local producers that enhance the local territory.
 
The cocktail bar is an intimate setting dedicated to a selection of rhum, premium spirits and traditional cocktails. - TradeArabia News Service