Italy’s family-owned and operated hospitality group Bettoja Hotels Collection has completed the second phase of its multi-year renovation that began in the summer of 2018.
Under the chairmanship of Maurizio Bettoja, president of Bettoja Hotels Collection, the company’s three monumental hotels, Hotel Mediterraneo, Hotel Massimo D’Azeglio and Hotel Atlantico, continue the group’s extensive redesign. Spanning five generations, there are 495 rooms among the three hotels, and the Bettoja family has renewed its commitment by beginning a $22.4 million renovation across all hotels. The renovation began in the summer of last year and will continue over the next several years. In this completed phase, the collection’s flagship property, Hotel Mediterraneo, now debuts 70 new rooms and suites along with other enhancements and details throughout the hotel.
The group collaborated with Italian artisans who worked to bring new life to the historic design details of this great Art Deco behemoth in Rome. Also, the Superintendence for Cultural Heritage formalized the historical restriction this year that will forever protect the hotel. After almost one year, the original Venini Applique and the original 1940s furniture have been completely restored. The handmade turquoise velvets, which pay homage to the color of the Mediterranean Sea, adorn the bed headboards and the seats.
The “Return of Ulysses to Ithaca” mosaic by Franco D’Urso greets guests in the lobby, while the inlay on a sketch by Achille Capizzano “Allegory of writing through history” was unveiled after the restoration work in the Sala delle Mappe lounge area. In addition, the carvings of the Sala delle Polene where guests eat breakfast have been restored. In the Sala San Giorgio, the restoration and repositioning of the 1939 monumental mosaic of Saint George killing the dragon was completed.
Photo: Courtesy of Bettoja Hotels Collection