Built in 1906, The Westin Excelsior Rome lives in the upmarket Roman district of Via Veneto. The rooms here are surprisingly affordable given the reputation its carries. This is not counting, their piece de resistance, the Villa La Cupola Suite that has undergone a relatively recent $7 million renovation. This luxurious hideaway lives on two floors, making it the largest suite in the whole of Italy.
It has been lovingly furnished in a grand old time style, flourished with modern high-tech gadgets and Wi-Fi, its own private fitness room, steam bath and Jacuzzi, formal dining room, cathedral style domes and a sauna. Post refurbishment, its more contemporary than before, complete with stylish furnishings, new chrome fittings in the bathrooms and a nice new and updated colour palette in the bedrooms.