While Rome’s 140-year-old Bettoja Hotel Group caters to the city’s history, the family-run company is undergoing a $21.2 million renovation that will ensure all three of its hotels offers modern facilities for meetings.
“Leveraging on our history we are reinventing our future,” says Ciro Verrocchi, the hotel’s general manager. “We strongly believe that our investment plan will take our guest experience to the next level.”
The renovation begins at the hotel group’s flagship property, the 245-room Hotel Mediterraneo. The tallest hotel in the walled city of Rome (standing at 10 stories) will undergo a major renovation to its guest rooms—20 of which will be ready this summer—in addition to the new conference center and restored art deco meeting rooms that have already launched. Next up is a complete renovation of the 65-room Hotel Atlantico, also featuring Art Deco architecture and conveniently located adjacent to the Mediterraneo.
The last portion of the makeover will involve the 185-room Hotel Massimo D’Azeglio. The property emphasizes history through some of its original paintings from the 1860s. Those include ones of historical figures from of the Risorgimento (unification) period such as the hotel’s namesake, Massimo D’Azeglio, who was a famous statesman, painter and writer of the era. The renovation will carefully combine the old and new for groups to enjoy.
The makeover of all three hotels also means a new life for meetings within walking distance of popular destinations such as the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and the Colesseum. “With the renovation we are going to create a new congress and business center in Rome,” says Verrocchi. “[That includes] 505 rooms and 18 meeting and events rooms, located between the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore and the Opera House, a crossroads of history and culture with interior design linked to Art Deco.”