the magic of the Eternal City
Hassler Roma: feeling at home at Trinità dei Monti
Standing at the top of the Spanish Steps, next to the church of Trinità dei Monti, the historic 5-star hotel Hassler Roma contains within itself the magic of the Eternal City. Hassler Roma is an independent hotel defined by its uniqueness and history. Owner and general manager, Roberto E. Wirth represents the second generation of Hotel Hassler proprietors and fifth generation of a famous dynasty of Swiss hoteliers. Born in 1950, he has been running the hotel which his father Oscar rebuilt nearly entirely between 1939 and 1945 and inaugurated in 1947.
Roberto E. Wirth, sole owner, has succeeded in making the Hassler Roma one of the top European hotels. He however claims, “I never look back on the past. It distracts me from the present.” A present busy with charity activities, as Mr Wirth, born deaf, enthusiastically leads a care center for deaf and deaf-blind children, the CABSS.
Every year the Hassler renovates its spaces with the utmost care: 87 rooms, of which 21 are suites, the Amorvero SPA with its spectacular views over the city and the exclusive Salone Metodo Rossano Ferretti. The picture is enhanced by the iconic Hassler Bar and the Hassler Bistrot, a preferred fine-dining rendezvous in Rome, which welcomes its guests in the elegant Salone Eva in winter and in the enchanting Palm Court, the hotel’s garden, in summer. Heading the kitchen staff is Resident Chef Marcello Romano, who prepares delectable local dishes throughout the entire day.
A special mention must be made of Imàgo, awarded with a Michelin star in 2009. Here Executive Chef Andrea Antonini reinvents traditional Italian dishes that vary according to the season and guests delight in breathtaking views.
Roberto E. Wirth is the owner of other hotels that offer the same kind of exquisite hospitality: the boutique hotel Palazzetto in Rome, which also overlooks Trinità dei Monti; Hotel Vannucci in Città della Pieve; Parco del Principe near Siena and Borgo Bastia Creti in Umbria.