by Lisa A. Grimaldi | June 08, 2017
The 240-room Le Méridien Visconti Rome has debuted in the Eternal City's Prati district, following a $20 million renovation and conversion of the former Visconti Palace Hotel. The project involved upgrades to the former property's guest rooms and public spaces, including the addition of Le Méridien's signature lobby concept, the Hub, and the Longitude 12 Bar & Bistrot. 
 
"After reintroducing the brand's flagship hotel in Paris last year, Le Méridien continues to bring glamour to travel with the opening of Le Méridien Visconti Rome, showcasing the best of Italian design and our bold 'Destination Unlocked' positioning," said George Fleck, vice president of global brand marketing and management for the hospitality company. "With its storied past, the hotel sets the stage for guests to discover the destination -- whether you are having a coffee in the brand's signature Hub surrounded by stunning Italian contemporary art or having an aperitif on the hotel's rooftop with enchanting views of the city."
 
For groups, the property offers 10 meeting rooms, including a 1,830-square-foot ballroom, plus a rooftop terrace.
 
"Le Méridien brand's philosophy complements the distinctive traits of Italian culture, art, design and music," said Marina Toti, CEO of the property. "We are proud to be part of Marriott International, and with this magnificent hotel serving as an iconic hotel for Le Méridien, we are confident we will achieve great results and success."