Rome's Esquilino Neighborhood Is Home to More Than Just the Famous Termini Train Station — Here's What to Explore
It used to be that people would arrive at Termini and get out as fast as they could — but these days, there are more than a few reasons to linger.
This Rome Hotel's Art Deco Design Is So Special, It's Protected by Italy's Ministry of Cultural Heritage
Just a few blocks from Roma Termini, the frenetic central train station in Rome's Esquilino district, you'll find one of the city's most important monuments to Art Deco hiding in plain sight.
Hotel Mediterraneo is the tallest building on the highest hill in central Rome, and it has a storied history. This 242-room hotel, the first building in Italy to have air-conditioning, was built in 1936 as part of the developments surrounding the 1942 World's Fair. (Needless to say, the country soon became preoccupied and the fair never happened.) Irving Berlin, filming This Is the Army in the area, was a notable early guest. Soon, the hotel would house Jewish citizens of Rome, sheltered by the Mediterraneo's anti-fascist owner Maurizio Bettoja. Later, German soldiers would occupy the hotel, and eventually, American GIs.
Rome's Bettoja Hotels Completes 2nd Phase Of Renovation
Bettoja Hotels Collection, an Italy-based, family-owned hospitality collection, has completed work on the second phase of a major renovation project, which included 70 new Premium rooms and suites, as well as other enhancements, at the group’s Hotel Mediterraneo in Rome.
Bettoja Hotels: nuovi dettagli artistici al Mediterraneo
Con la collaborazione di grandi maestri artigiani, i dettagli artistici dell’Hotel Mediterraneo tornano a sorprendere. Nel cuore della città capitolina, Bettoja Hotels non arresta l’attività di restyling della struttura e annuncia la conclusione della seconda fase, che svela il sapiente lavoro dei migliori maestri del restauro e 70 nuove camere e suite Premium, già pronte ad accogliere gli ospiti.
Bettoja Hotels Collection to Eliminate Plastic Bottles on Earth Day
A day to promote environmental awareness and bring attention to the protection of the planet, Earth Day is celebrated in more than 193 countries each year. From poisoning and injuring marine life to disrupting human hormones to littering beaches and lands to congesting waste streams and landfills, plastic pollution continues to pose a great threat to the survival of the planet.
One of Italy’s most renowned family-owned hospitality groups, Bettoja Hotels Collection announces the removal of all plastic bottles beginning on Earth Day 2019. As part of the company’s ongoing commitment to progress its three iconic hotels in Rome to a new chapter in the family’s hospitality tradition which began 140 years ago, Bettoja Hotels Collection continues to make instrumental strides in enhancing the hotel group’s mission as it evolves into the future.