A look at the new presidential suite at Hotel de Russie, Rome

Hotel de Russie - Nijinsky Suite
Hotel de Russie - Nijinsky Suite

The luxurious, two-bedroom Nijinsky Suite features an elegant aesthetic conceptualised by Rocco Forte Hotels Director of Design, Olga Polizzi.

Those wanting to experience a Roman-style residence in the heart of the Eternal City may wish to reserve Hotel de Russie’s new Nijinsky presidential suite, offering 172m2 of indoor and outdoor living space.

Named for Vaslav Nijinsky, the celebrated ballet dancer and choreographer, the suite represents the final piece of a three-year renovation project of the storied hotel, which is set just a minute’s walk from Piazza del Popolo. The renovation includes refurbished rooms and suites, the restoration of Valadier’s Secret Garden, and a reimagining of Le Jardin restaurant by immersive artist Gio Bressana.

Design notes

Rocco Forte Hotels’ Director of Design, Olga Polizzi, has used vintage Italian and custom pieces to create a sense of staying in a refined yet welcoming Roman home. Mosaic tiling features in the bathroom, while the living space features a collection of intricately illustrated ceramic plates.

“Crafting a profound sense of belonging and homecoming has consistently been at the heart of every Rocco Forte project. In line with this ethos, the suite embodies the essence of an aristocratic Roman residence, featuring distinctive elements such as original statues gracing the entrance, vibrant red walls reminiscent of traditional Roman houses, an exquisite collection of 19th-century plates and Valadier-era objets d’art, wallpaper depicting an enchanting Italian garden, and a terracotta cabochon floor that establishes a tangible link between the suite, the building, and the city of Rome”, said Polizzi about the design concept.

An expansive and lushly framed outdoor terrace (240m2) is the perfect spot to enjoy breakfast, an intimate dinner party, or a nightcap, with views of Villa Borghese gardens, Pincio, and the hotel’s secret garden.

Rates for the Nijinsky Suite start at €15,400 (about AUD$25,359) per night.

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