JK Place, Roma
“Brand new and sparkling! Rome finally has its own J.K. Place and it’s all we could have ever wanted, and more! Really there’s a bit of everything here. Location, ideal – walking distance from the Spanish Steps and Via Condotti. History, check – the hotel occupies a 17th century building that once was a school. Style, done – chic and contemporary designs by Florentine architect Michele Bonana. From the instant you walk into the sculpture-filled lobby, you know this is going to be an exceptional stay. General Manager Samuel Porecca is the perfect host, greeting you as you check-in and always available should you need anything throughout your stay. The guestrooms are delicious with rosewood canopy beds and spacious bathrooms of Italian marble, plus a complimentary mini bar and free wifi – which I always am grateful for. What more could one ask for? This will be my new home base in Rome.”
(Date Experienced: Pre-opening press stay May 2013)
Experiencing la dolce vita in the Eternal City.
The one you love.
There’s nothing more delightful than a rooftop in the city during the summer. Well the J.K. Place in Rome has a spectacular rooftop terrace – the perfect place for cocktails over the piazza. But what really stands out in my mind was the private screening we had of Fellini’s film 81/2 on a giant projector. Nothing like a movie above the city lights and under the night stars... so romantic.
Best time to go
Rome is perfection anytime of year – August gets busy but with our inside tips you’ll avoid all the touristy sites anyway.
This hotel has been eagerly awaited by dedicated J.K. Place frequenters, so expect the 30 guestrooms and suites to book up quick! *NB: The hotel has just announced its new opening date is September 1, 2013.
Doubles from €700 a night
A revived classic – this is the ultimate in beautifully handmade leather goods. From handbags to rifle cases, you’ll find anything you need at the highest quality imaginable.
Laura Tonatto Profumi Italiani
This impeccable atelier is part shop, part gallery associating works of art with matching perfumes – absolutely worth a visit for your nose and your eyes. You’ll probably leave with a new scent to match your character.
Osteria Ar Galletto
Located on the beautiful Piazza Farnese, this is a family run trattoria has been completely renewed. Truly the best place in the city for typical Roman dishes and pasta. Yum!
Popular among the locals, this cozy eatery offers a warm atmosphere and mouth-watering country fare. The perfect spot to avoid the touristy crowds and indulge in a saucy plate of the Buccatini Matriciana (the place’s namesake).
Freni e Frizioni
Once an old garage, this is a total must for an aperitivo on the Tiber. Sleek and clean inside, this bar attracts the young and creative who gather around to sip cocktails and munch on the accompanying tid-bits. If you’re part of the Roman social scene, you wouldn’t dream of starting your Saturday night anywhere else.
This newish spot is set with a backdrop of Hadrian’s Temple from the second century. But inside, fashion books line the walls, leather sofas are the primary form of seating, and the drink menu includes everything from a cappuccino to a classic martini. Beyond stylish and deliciously glossy.