Once the 19th-century residence of an Italian aristocrat, Leon's Place is now a palatial, high-glamour design hotel in the historic centre of Rome, providing easy access to the best of the sights. After many years of neglect, the building has been totally reinvented under the guidance of architect Jean Pierre Rio. Breaking with modern hotel tradition, no attempt has been made to recreate its past glories, but instead Leon’s has a modern contemporary feel. Creative director Alvin Grassi is responsible for the sleek monochrome interior, blending polished marble floors with bright art deco style lighting and dark furnishings. For those looking for a break from modern concrete and glass hotels or dated palace style hotels, Leon’s Place is a fresh alternative.
With just fifty-six rooms including three Junior Suites, Leon’s is not large for a city hotel. The design and superior quality furnishings are complemented by cutting edge technology and superb comfort, and some have a private terrace with exclusive view onto Via XX Settembre and Porta Pia. The contemporary design throughout relies on greys and opaque blacks and lots of mirrors, meanwhile the bathrooms are fitted in Precious multi-coloured Carrara marble.
Other facilities include the classy Visionnaire Cafè, serving delicious aperitifs or cocktails and refined light dining from its centrepiece glittering curvaceous bar. Sip on a glass or champagne or cocktail after a hard day's shopping in the indoor lounge zone of the bright airy winter garden. There is also a Wellness Point with treatments, sauna, steam Bath, gym and jacuzzi to ease away the days tensions.
The convenient proximity of Leon’s Place to some of the principal monuments and attractions of the Eternal City is a further plus of a stay at the hotel. A few minutes along stunning walks lets you reach magical places like the Trevi Fountain, Piazza di Spagna, Via dei Condotti, Via Veneto and other unmissable corners of Rome.