Originally designed by American architect Michael Stelea in 1998, the two-story suite features a sophisticated master bedroom enriched by refined furniture; large marble bathrooms; an elegant domed living room, with a breath-taking frescoed cupola inspired by Rome’s renaissance, baroque and neo-classical eras; a private studio; and a dining room.
On the upper floor, guests can indulge in a well-equipped fitness area, sauna and steam bath along with a magnificent Pompeian style Jacuzzi pool with mosaic background, vaulted ceiling, and frescoes that evoke the atmosphere of the ancient Roman baths. The suite boasts an outstanding panoramic rooftop terrace with the dome that overlooks the entire building and unique views of the Roman skyline.
All areas of the suite have been renovated with the aim to create a new contemporary and elegant space. Marbles have been polished and returned to their original beauty as well as the precious frescoes of the dome, which have undergone a restoration guided by expert hands and are now illuminated by a new LED system that enhances every detail. For this special renovation, the interior designer selected the best Made in Italy brands such as Rubelli, Cassina and Giorgetti.
Exquisite Murano glass mirrors and lamps of the living room, bedroom and private studio are iconic pieces by the renowned Venetian brand Rubelli, including the Gigante Floor Lamp created by Donghia.
The design brand Giorgetti finished the elegant furnishings of the living area and the private studio: sofas, armchairs, the large carpet, coffee tables, and the canaletto walnut wood and leather desk. All these elements are designed in a warm colour palette ranging from dove grey to pearl white and gold, while some carefully selected signature pieces of the Italian brand – such as the lime green HUG armchair – give touches of bright colours. In the private studio, guests can also enjoy moments of relaxation and fun thanks to the precious 90° minuto crystal and leather football table.
In the private studio, the Utrecht armchair by Cassina stands out, with its olive green colour and the unique design by Gerrit Rietveld. The Dutch architect was among the leading exponents, along with Mondrian, of the De Stijl movement – better known as Neoplasticism.
The refined dining room is embellished by a sumptuous Murano chandelier and a great marble table that can accommodate up to 12 guests, along with sophisticated objet d’arts by Giorgetti, beautiful paintings, and a private wine cellar.
Contemporary design is combined with cutting-edge technology, technical equipment, home automations, and state-of-the-art LG audiovisual systems. High-quality wireless speakers Phantom Reactor by Devialet Audio System have been installed in the living area. The emerging brand Heatsail has taken care of the high-tech furnishings of the terrace where the dome lamp illuminates and warms the space. A vertical garden enhances the terrace solarium and pairs with large green cushions that decorate the Californian brand Janus & Cie, part of Lifestyle Designs, outdoor sofa and armchairs.
The Westin Excelsior Rome, in addition to the renovated Villa La Cupola Suite, offers its guests a collection of unique suites, including the magnificent Imperial Suite, with elegant marble and granite columns; and the Via Veneto Suite with a bright living room overlooking Via Veneto, the heart of the Dolce Vita in the 1960s.