Hilton adds elegant new hotel in Rome
The Curio Collection by Hilton, a global portfolio of upscale, independent hotels and resorts, has added its first property in Rome.
Aleph Rome Hotel, an elegant 1930s-built property located in the heart of Rome, has reopened following an extensive restoration, and becomes the second hotel in Italy for the rapidly growing Curio Collection by Hilton of locally authentic properties.
Acquired by Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company (ARTIC) in early 2015, Aleph Rome Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, is now an 88-room hotel just a short stroll from the legendary Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Villa Borghese and many other key attractions.
Sheikh Mohammad Bin Faisal Al Thani, vice chairman of ARTIC, owner of Aleph Rome Hotel, said: “We are excited to announce that Aleph Rome Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, is now open. We are very proud of this property, which has undergone substantial renovation and restoration work to transform it into one of Rome’s most distinctive and iconic hotels.
“This project reflects ARTIC’s strategy to add value to its portfolio properties, enhancing their growth and development and increasing the returns on our investments. We are confident that Aleph Rome Hotel will be another long term successful investment and another step in strengthening our position as a growing international hotel investment group.”
Mark Nogal, global head, Curio Collection by Hilton, said: “We’re proud to bring Curio Collection to Rome, a city full of classic treasures. Aleph Rome Hotel, with its historic yet modern charm and prime location, epitomises our commitment to allowing guests to discover and experience distinctive hand-picked properties, each with its own character and story to explore.”
Tarek M. El Sayed, managing director and CEO of ARTIC added: “This project reflects ARTIC’s commitment to maintaining a strong investment presence in the world’s leading hospitality markets. The renovation of the Hotel adds significant value to its existing attributes, its central location and beautiful architecture.
“As part of the Curio Collection, our partnership with Hilton will now ensure it operates to the highest standards, further enhancing its value and demonstrating the continuing momentum of ARTIC’s growth as a global hotel investment company.”