Wayfarer TV: Inside Dorchester Collection’s Hotel Eden in Rome

Via Ludovisi 49, 00187 Rome

by James Wilkinson

Hotel Eden, part of the Dorchester Collection and led by General Manager Luca Virgilio, reopened last year after an extensive 18-month restoration and the result is not just one of the best hotels in Rome, but all of Italy.

World-renowned architect and interior designers Bruno Moinard and Claire Betaille of 4BI & Associés, together with Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku from Jouin Manku, oversaw the renovation, comprising 98 spacious guestrooms and suites, a dynamic food and drink concept and the hotel’s first urban spa and blow-dry bar.

Hotel Eden’s Il Giardino bar

Located in the heart of the old city of Rome, a short stroll from the legendary Spanish Steps and picturesque Villa Borghese, Hotel Eden offers guests a true Roman experience, enhanced by a breathtaking panorama across the Eternal City.


To find out more about the property, WAYFARER’s Editor-In-Chief James Wilkinson spoke with Hotel Eden General Manager, Luca Virgilio, and to watch the interview, click on the image above.

Formerly offering 121 rooms and suites, the hotel’s reduced room and suite count ensures more expansive spaces for guests to relax. Moinard and Betaille, who were entrusted with the restoration of the lobby, rooms, suites and meeting rooms, designed the spaces to accentuate the beauty of natural light, emphasized further by the high ceilings and tall windows framing Rome’s skyline. Hotel Eden’s top suite, the Bellavista Penthouse Suite, offers unrivalled views of Rome with floor-to-ceiling windows, which can be fully opened.

Spearheaded by award-winning executive chef Fabio Ciervo, Hotel Eden’s food and beverage offerings have been carefully crafted to harmonize exceptional food with a healthy lifestyle.

The hotel’s fine-dining restaurant, La Terrazza, is located on the top floor and offers guests views across Rome with an innovative Mediterranean menu using high-quality fresh and seasonal produce.

A stunning terrace suite at Hotel Eden in Rome

Offering all day dining, Il Giardino Ristorante & Bar is an urban retreat from the city’s crowds. Playing on the natural assets of the hotel’s stunning views, Jouin Manku has designed a friendly atmosphere with an abstract “vertical garden.” Il Giardino Ristorante & Bar offers an array of light, healthy choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner, including a selection of pasta, pizza and cicchetti.

There are creative cocktails and signature wines in the bar, as well as a children’s menu and large sharing platters for groups. For guests wishing to inject some mystery and romance, La Libreria plays hosts to a “secret bar” providing classic and innovative cocktails during aperitif time.

Luxurious: a suite living room at Hotel Eden

Historically a popular choice for meetings, conferences and events, Hotel Eden’s three fully refurbished and equipped meetings rooms have been enhanced to cater to various group sizes and events.

New to the hotel is the Eden Spa, offering a range of holistic wellness experiences and therapies from Sonya Dakar and Officina Profumo – Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella. The new urban spa features three suites and a unique blow-dry bar, as well as a manicure and pedicure suite.


WAYFARER flew to Rome with British Airways. The great British airline flies to Rome via London and the author recommends flying in Club World (Business Class), which features flat-bed seats, hundreds of hours’ entertainment on demand, a great selection of wine and some of the best meals in the sky.