by Matt Alderton | May 03, 2018
The Pantheon is one of Rome's oldest buildings. Now, it's also neighbors with one of Rome's newest hotels: The Pantheon Iconic Rome Hotel, which has opened as part of the Autograph Collection, its portfolio of 135 independent, one-of-a-kind hotels, Marriott International announced yesterday.

Designed by noted Milanese designer Marco Piva, The Pantheon Iconic Rome Hotel was inspired by the Pantheon, which is located just steps away. Its circular motifs, marble and brass appointments, and thoughtful use of light all are a nod to the ancient temple, which is now an active church and tourist attraction.

The hotel -- Marriott's second Autograph Collection offering in Rome -- has 79 guest rooms, including 20 suites, each of which was individually designed with custom furniture, original artworks, and a "mini wine cellar" that's stocked with red and white wine, as well as Champagne.

Onsite amenities include a boutique shop selling items from Italian designers; a sixth-floor lounge with interior seating for 38 and an outdoor terrace for 50; a breakfast area for 90 overlooking the Pantheon; and Dionysus Restaurant, a gourmet restaurant helmed by Michelin-starred Chef Pasquale Palamaro, whose menu highlights local ingredients and seasonal Mediterranean cuisine.

"With its enviable location, individually designed guest rooms, and imaginative dining experiences, The Pantheon Iconic Rome Hotel is a stunning addition to Autograph Collection Hotels," said John Licence, vice president of premium and select brands in Europe at Marriott International. "We know that this sophisticated sanctuary in the heart of ancient Rome will exceed our promise to deliver exactly like nothing else guest experiences."