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TERRACE ON VIA VENETO
Enjoy our terrace, restaurant and bar overlooking Via Veneto.
The Hotel Majestic inaugurated in 1889, is the first hotel that was built on the via Veneto.
Previous to the construction of the street, this neighbourhood was known as the Villa Ludovisi.
“I am easily satisfied with the very best.“
Sir Winston Churchill
The building where the hotel was to be created is part of the first belvedere of the new street cut through the Cappuccini friars’ garden. The view on Piazza Barberini was achieved by carving the height overlooked by the conventual church of Saint Isidoro and by the Villa Boncompagni.
Thus, the designer Gaetano Koch, known as the prince of architects of those times, was forced to give the building that unique “piano-like” layout which characterizes its plan. The architectural design and the modern features of the Hotel Majestic reveal its intent to stand out, from the start, as the leader in this town’s accommodation of that time. The hotels fame and fortune reached its peak during the Twenties, when high-society members used to choose this hotel for their stay in Rome.
At The Majestic Roma, royal, prince & princess and show biz stars could find luxurious details together with the comforts of progress in addition to the thrill of being in a town of ancient civilization. Real antique objects decorated rooms and suites, while lounges showed the richest among tapestries and furniture. Artist Domenico Bruschi from Perugia frescoed the ballroom, located on the 1st floor, and named after musician Giuseppe Verdi, in the year 1900. Allegorical scenes depict the glory of the Roman Empire and that of the Italian Royal family, Casa Savoia.
In this hotel and in alternative to common hotel cuisine of those days, the chefs who revealed their preference for local cookery and wines played a remarkable role. All those local specialties were however presented with the most refined display, on fine linen, china, crystals and tableware. During the Sixties, the hotel became the scenery of Fellini’s “Dolce Vita” for moviegoers all over the world.
In 1990, after an accurate restoration and technical upgrades, the hotel regained all of its past splendour. It is at that time that began the contemporary history of the Hotel Majestic Roma.
It is at that time that began the contemporary history of the Hotel Majestic Roma.