The Hoxton Rome has opened in Parioli, the chic neighborhood within walking distance of Villa Borghese, as the latest location for the British hotel chain known for affordable hospitality with a clubby neighborhood vibe. Retaining the dusty pink façade of the renovated ’70s building it occupies, the hotel become popular with expats as a gathering spot for drinks, making it a good choice for travelers familiar with Rome who want to stay in a new-to-them neighborhood.
The 192 nonsmoking rooms are inspired by mid-century design and classic Italian cinema. Each is slightly different, with timber-wall paneling, parquet floors and statement headboards. Some rooms feature a terrace or Murano glass chandeliers salvaged during the restoration.
The signature Hoxton lobby is bright and open with a sweeping curved coffee bar, local marble and terrazzo and outdoor terrace. It’s home to Cugino, an all-day café and bar run in collaboration with the delicious and popular local bakery Marigold. At the second restaurant, The Beverly, chef Sara Levi oversees a farm-to-table ethos with a West Coast American spirit.
Rates range from 129 to 309€ per night. 39-06-94502700; www.thehoxton.com/rome
– Jane Fullerton Lemons