InterContinental Rome Ambasciatori Palace
New & Notable
What it is
A new 160-room retreat tucked within the circa 1900 former U.S. Embassy Library, with an outpost of New York’s Scarpetta restaurant and a rooftop bar.
What it isn't
Equipped with an expansive spa. But with an on-site fitness center stocked with ellipticals, treadmills, and more, you’ll have plenty of ways to indulge in post-cannoli wellness.
What we think
Princess Ann—the character iconically played by Audrey Hepburn in the 1953 film Roman Holiday—would be very happy at the new InterContinental Rome Ambasciatori Palace. For one thing, “palace” is no misnomer; the architecture is as grand as Palazzo Barberini, where she lived. But for another, they’ve thought of all plush luxuries guests would want. Guest rooms feature both traditional touches, like intricate wall paneling, herringbone floors and velvet upholstery, as well as the tech-forward, such as flattering (and futuristic) LED lighting illuminating the soaring ceilings, zippy free Wi-Fi, Espresso bars, and even a mini bar that gets refilled every day. Rooms begin at a tidy 215 square feet; we recommend booking a King Junior Suite Via Veneto View to spread out like Ann in 333 square feet, with a separate living room ideal for hosting Gregory Peck lookalikes for cocktails.
You're here because
The hotel is prepared for practically every pampering amenity you require, including an on-call doctor, nanny services, same-day dry cleaning, and so much more.
You feel a little silly for being excited about a New Yorker’s version of Italian food in the home of the real thing. But Scarpetta NYC is everything you could have wanted from a Roman restaurant, down to the glitzy bar where you can sip a note-perfect Negroni Mediterraneao.
Restaurants & Bars
Scarpetta NYC - An elegant atmosphere where Italian and New York City food and wine traditions mingle.
Charlie’s Rooftop - An atmosphere of modern jetsetters, live music and exclusive DJ sets, sophisticated mixology and canapès.
Anita Lounge & Bar - A place to spend some pleasant time or a timeless moment.
On the legendary Via Veneto, just five blocks from Villa Medici—the art-stocked former villa of a 16th century Cardinal, still flanked by the Borghese gardens.