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Hotel Majestic
Via Vittorio Veneto, 50 , Rome Italy
A warm welcome awaits you at the Hotel Majestic in Rome. The Hotel Majestic still continues to be the home away from home for many celebrities and political figures, and is recognized for having a reputation for impeccable standards and service. Since 1889, this exquisite hotel has occupied a prestigious location in the heart of the Eternal City on Via Veneto. The Majestic Hotel in Rome is just steps away from the Spanish Steps, Villa Borghese, Trevi Fountain, and Via Condotti with its fashionable boutiques.

In the Heartbeat of Rome

The Hotel Majestic is located on the famous Via Veneto, in the center of Rome. The hotel is within walking distance to the Trevi Fountain, the Villa Borghese Gardens, Spanish Steps, and the elegant Via Condotti with its haute couture boutiques and shops.

Via Veneto, "Sophia Loren is with Errol Flynn, and Audrey Hepburn with Anthony Quinn." That mythical ditty sums up the recent history of this short boulevard, which is the Champs Elysee or the Fifth Avenue of Rome. In the roaring 1950’s it reflected the glamour of the Dolce Vita, with Cafes where beautiful people sat all day hoping to be either photographed or discovered, and with the elegant shopping haunts of Hollywood-on-the-Tiber.

The cafes are still here, as are most of the nice shops. The new feature is glass-enclosed outdoor restaurant areas, which line the street like circus elephants holding each other’s tails. At the top end of Via Veneto you will see the monumental Aurelian Walls that have surrounded Rome for seventeen centuries. When the Aurelian Walls were built, during the last quarter of the Third Century AD, Rome’s decline had already started. For the several centuries before that, Rome’s protective barrier had been at the outer edges of the Empire: Spain, Syria and Northern England (where Hadrian’s Wall in still today an imposing sight like the Wall of China).

In the last quarter of the 19C the Ludovisi princes took advantage of the real estate boom to carve up their huge estate into the upper middle class blocks you see today. They laid out a new boulevard, Via Veneto, with a wide curve to help the carriage horses make it up the hill from the Piazza of their neighbors, the Barberini. The last vestiges of the Ludovisi family (descended from Pope Gregory XV) are the Casino dell’ Aurora among the trees high above Via Aurora, and the original Villa Ludovisi hidden behind Palazzo Margherita, the American Embassy.

Shopping on Via Veneto can be summed up in three words: leather, jewelry and fashion. These shops are interspersed with many of Rome’s best hotels and coffee bars.

 

From a Majestic History to the Modern Era

The Hotel Majestic is the first hotel that was built on the Via Veneto. It was inaugurated in 1889. Previous to the construction of the Via Veneto, this neighborhood was known as the Villa Ludovisi. The building where the hotel was to be created is part of the first belvedere of the new street cut through the Cappucini friars’ garden. The view on Piazza Barberini was achieved by carving the height overlooked by the convention church of Saint Isadora 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 hotel’s fame and fortune reached its peak during the 20s, when high-society members used this hotel for their stay in Rome. At The Majestic, royal princes & princesses, 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 only the richest tapestries and furniture. The hotel could also be rightfully proud of its main halls. Artist Domenico Bruschi from Perugia frescoed the largest, located on the 1st floor, and named after musician Giuseppe Verdi, in the year 1900. Allegorical scenes depict the glory of the ancient Rome and that of the Italian royal family, La Casa Savoia.

After the Sixties, the hotel became the scenery of Fellini’s “Dolce Vita” for moviegoers all over the world. In 1990, after a sensitive and thoughtful restoration along with modern technical upgrades, the hotel regained all of its past splendor. Thus began a new contemporary era for the Hotel Majestic Roma.

 

Rooms & Suites with Luscious Style

Superior Room—
Superior rooms are beautifully appointed with a queen or twin beds with Garden views or Via Veneto views and approximately 23-29 sq. meters in size. Superior rooms interconnect with other Superior and Deluxe guestrooms.

Deluxe Room—
Deluxe rooms are elegantly decorated with king or twin beds overlooking Via Veneto or the Gardens. Deluxe rooms are spacious and can accommodate an extra bed. Some rooms have a private balcony. Rooms are approximately 27-37 sq. meters in size. Deluxe rooms interconnect with other Deluxe and Superior rooms.

Jr. Suites—
The hotel has 08 Jr. Suites with king or twin beds all with Via Veneto views. Suites are very spacious and well appointed with either hardwood floors or carpeting. A Jr. Suite is approximately from 44-61 sq. meters.

Deluxe Suites—
The Majestic offers 2 Deluxe Suites with king or twin beds with Via Veneto or Garden Views featuring a sitting area, 2 baths and private terrace.

S. Isidoro Suite—
The elegant S. Isidoro Suite is located on the 5th floor of the hotel and has a king size canapé bed with views of the magnificent S. Isidoro Church. This Signature Suite features hard wood floors, separate sitting area, 2 baths, a breathtaking private terrace with lounge furniture, lemon trees and panoramic views of the Eternal City.

Via Veneto Suite—
The sumptuous Via Veneto Suite, one of our Signature Suites, is located on the second floor and features king size bed, 2 baths, hardwood floors, private sitting area and superb private terrace overlooking Via Veneto with lounge furniture, Jacuzzi whirlpool tub and lemon trees where you can indulge in La Dolce Vita.

 

Dining

The Gastronomic Artistry of Stephane Betmon—
Chef Stephane Betmon has his own unique philosophy of food. In his own words,
“Food is related to life and is a fundamental part of our existence. The experience derived from years of research and innovations led to consider nutrition first of all as a way to respect our body. The interest arisen around the food has become a phenomenon not always careful when it comes to preserving local culinary tradition. I am proud of my Sicilian roots. The presence in the territory of different influences given by the migrant population turned this region into a fertile and generous land. I took the risk to eliminate garlic and onions, considered central elements in the Italian culinary tradition. I do not use any ‘soffritto’ in my recipes, just basil, mint, capers, oregano, almonds and cinnamon.

Rediscovering the ancient recipes of the tradition is like a journey through history.
Some recipes like the sweet-and-sour pumpkin or the oven-baked rings belong to the poor culinary tradition. The oven-baked rings, prepared with pork rind, fried aubergine, eggs and a tasty cheese called ‘canestrato’, always remind me of the smell spreading inside the house.

My aim is going back to plain recipes, from the choice of the ingredients to the preparation process. I strongly believe that using garlic would prevent from appreciating the natural flavour of the other ingredients. I love the taste of citrus fruits; the smell of their zest will stay forever in our memory, like a souvenir of the flavour. I hope that my choice will not be taken for an arrogant attitude or a momentary fashion. The ancient traditions of my island are always on my mind while I look for innovations.

All the fuss created around the so-called ‘star chef’ brought to an exasperation of the cooking business. New ideas and concepts came from this discussion on how food has become a work of art, a journey through the traditions of a country. I consider food a way to travel without moving, to taste recipes so original and tasteful to trigger a sort of meditation. I love what I am doing more and more each day; it allows me to create new proposals for my menus. My creations are dedicated to all the people that would like to share this journey.”

Filippo La Mantia Restaurant & La Patisserie—
Stephane Betmon was born in Gien, Val de Loire, France on March 6th 1975. He has always wanted to contribute to a project of superior art with his passion for the French patisserie and gastronomy. Filippo La Mantia restaurant is the ideal setting: fin de siècle atmosphere and elegance of the dining room purposely contrast with the glass hyper modern pastry laboratory.
This is where Stephane can be watched in action everyday.

The ingredients are by far the most relevant components of Stephane’s pastry crafts. They are all carefully selected. Their daring yet respectful combination bring to life a genuine cuisine with notes of surprising tastes. Stephane’s art can be summarized as follows: “When the nature of the products is respected, the creativity of the patissier can express itself.” Only under these circumstances can all the orange aromas can be sensed in an orange dessert—bitter, sweet and citrus. Spices like pepper or tonka bean thrill Stephane’s fantasy and give him opportunities to play with contrasts of consistency and flavours. If used with due caution they excite the papilla and create intense sensations. Like Paul Cézanne said, “When the colour is in its profusion, the form is in its completeness.” A true piece of art has a natural balance that stimulates the senses.

Weekday Dining—
Filippo La Mantia cuisine can be enjoyed everyday from Monday through Friday. The antique character of the restaurant combines perfectly with elements of modern design creating a uniquely rich atmosphere. Filippo’s lunch specializes in light and innovative recipes all based on the aroma of simple and traditional ingredients such as basil, mint, capers, lemon and orange. Garlic and onion “soffritti” have been banned and replaced by citrus pesto. Cous cous, caponata and fried finger foods are some of the daily offered “delicacies.”

Sunday brunch—
The brunch is the “get together” event of the week during which relax is a must.
From 12:30 pm — 3:30 pm the buffet becomes a feast of Sicilian colours and food: arancino, cassata, caponata. A sicilian list of wines, tea and coffee will do the rest.

La Ninfa Restaurant & Bar—
Enjoy a relaxing lunch, an afternoon tea at the La Ninfa, which also offers all-day dining, and cocktail bar until 01.00 am. In the evening opt for the best Mediterranean cuisine at La Ninfa Gourmet Restaurant either on the Terrace overlooking Via Veneto or in the private and intimate atmosphere indoors. Located on the ground floor.

24-hour In-Room Dining—
Our in room dining team is at your disposal 24 hours a day. Breakfast is served from 7 am—11:30 am. From 11 am — 11 pm offer a wide selection of dishes or any personal favourite and satisfy any special dietary requirements. The night menu is available from 11:30 pm — 7am.