A design hotel in Rome: contrasts and similarities in the eternal city
Hotel Pulitzer in Rome is a tangible example of how the city is able to transform and adapt to modern times. While Rome is perhaps most famous for its artistic and cultural past, it should be noted that over the last century the city has become a centre for cutting-edge architecture, multi-functional spaces and entire city districts with a creative, artistic and technological spirit.
The contradictions between historical and modern art seem violent and almost contrived, yet in truth, the city retains its status as a global city, today as yesterday. Any existing architectural or artistic contrasts transform into an elective affinity between ancient and modern constructions.
A prime example of how the city thrives on architectural unions and divisions is the EUR district, Rome’s financial and economic heart. Constructed in the 1930s as the site of the Universal Exposition, this area, apparently devoid of any architectural value and with a highly modern aesthetic, is in fact the expression of the creative spirit that swept Italy after it was brought to its knees by the economic and cultural crisis of the ‘20s.
Today a residential and mostly business centre, this vast area is now the setting for Hotel Pulitzer, a design hotel in Rome that expresses a renewed desire to revamp the city. In contrast with the rigorous and minimal exterior architecture, the hotel’s interiors convey a sense of warmth and comfort.
The hotel’s amenities include:
• 83 modern and comfortable rooms, including a junior suite
• 2 newly-renovated meeting rooms
• A private and welcoming banquet room
• Lounge bar
• The elegant “Paparazzi” restaurant
• Panoramic terrace with whirlpool tub
The hotel’s understated yet bold personality makes it a point of reference for visitors on a short city break and also caters to locals who can enjoy the hotel’s laidback charms.