The historic Palazzo Fendi, in the center of the most elegant part of Rome, is now truly complete. After the Boutique, Palazzo Privè and Zuma restaurant, the third floor of the building contains the seven and only suites of the fashion house’s first hotel.
Exclusive access from the ground floor immediately defines the concept of luxury that the building aims to offer to sophisticated customers looking for privacy, who are welcomed by an impressive hanging resin sculpture and a vertical chandelier.
The floor reproduces typical Roman cobblestones alongside dark red Lepanto marble, which is also used for the staircase. Stylistic continuity with the other spaces in the building was central to the approach of Marco Costanzi, the designer of the hotel, who already had deep knowledge of the company’s distinctive style after designing Fendi’s new headquarters in the Palazzo della Civilità Italiana in the EUR district.
As you cross the threshold of the impeccable, refined hall, you cannot help but feel that you are in a private apartment: extreme care and attention to detail immediately evoke the intimacy of a home. Only the reception desk, a geometric composition of colored marble blocks – white Calacatta, green Fawakir and red Lepanto – briefly recalls, due to its function, a room created for the public. However, formalities are soon forgotten: the lounge area resembles a cozy living room. It features warm shades of parquet and is furnished with a selection of vintage and contemporary objects: the sofa designed by Humberto and Fernando Campana is combined with two Fritz Hansen armchairs and a chandelier with glass balls by Linsday Adelman. The iron fireplace and bookcase invite guests to linger, surrounded by designer works created by Fendi over the years.
If you want a particularly secluded area, there is a second communal space bordered by a glass structure and metal mesh, softly furnished with two club armchairs and a velvet sofa in shades of beige.
Every suite is unique and different, measuring from 35 to 60 sq m, divided into a living room that is separated from the sleeping area by glass panels with metal mesh frames and wooden desks. The furniture is also a mix: most of it, including beds, sofas and bedside tables, was designed and custom-made by Fendi Casa and dialogues with important designer pieces such as the mirror by Gio Ponti, which is present in all the rooms, glass vases, works of art and rugs by Jan Katz.
All around, there are walls covered in travertine; the bathrooms feature red Lepanto marble and white travertine; the floors are all natural oak. The services are also carefully chosen, including fabrics designed, naturally, by Fendi and a Pillow Menu allowing you to choose the most suitable pillow.
Interior design: Marco Costanzi
Furnishings and lightings: Agape, Carl Hansen, Edra, Fendi Casa, Hakuichi, Hunting & Narud, Jan Kath, Les Flamants, Lindsey Adelman, Margaritelli, Pia W¸stenberg, Rubelli, Viabizzuno
Photo credits: courtesy of Fendi