The Westin Excelsior, Rome

Via Vittorio Veneto 125, Rome 00187 Italy
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Villa La Cupola

Unveiling new Villa La Cupola

After a full-scale renovation, The Westin Excelsior Rome unveils the new Villa La Cupola Suite, one of the most exclusive suites in Europe. Spanning over 1100 square meters, the suite is among the largest suites in Europe, an extraordinary luxury residence in the heart of the Eternal City.

Originally designed by American architect Michael Stelea in 1998, the two-story suite features a sophisticated master bedroom enriched by refined furniture; large marble bathrooms; an elegant domed living room, with a breath-taking frescoed cupola inspired by Rome's renaissance, baroque and neo-classical times; a private studio and a dining room with a private kitchen. At the upper floor, guests can indulge in a well-equipped fitness area, sauna and steam bath along with a magnificent Pompeian style Jacuzzi pool with mosaic background, vaulted ceiling and frescoes that evoke the atmosphere of the ancient Roman baths. The suite boasts an outstanding panoramic rooftop terrace with the dome that overlooks the entire building and unique views of the Roman skyline.

All areas of the suite have been renovated with the aim to create a new contemporary and elegant space. Marbles have been polished and returned to their original beauty as well as the precious frescoes of the dome which have undergone a restoration guided by expert hands and are now illuminated by a new LED system that enhances every detail. For this special renovation, Pascale Julian, Corporate Director Interior Design at Katara Hospitality, selected the best Made in Italy brands such as Rubelli, Cassina and Giorgetti.

Villa La Cupola Terrace

Exclusive Features

Other exclusive pieces of the new Villa La Cupola Suite has been selected among the newest collections of top design and home décor brands such as Dedar; Poltrona Frau; Venini; Hérmes; JANUS et Cie and Armani Casa while bathroom amenities are by Aqua Di Parma.


The well-known Venetian Rubelli “signs” the new spaces of the living room, the bedroom and the study with the precious mirrors and  lamps in Murano glass belonging to both Rubelli Casa and Donghia collections: including the Gigante Floor Lamp by Donghia, an elegant  floor lamp in Venetian glass, and the Gillo Large Mirror by Rubelli Casa, a very original mirror with its frame in Damantio®, an exclusive material patented by Rubelli. Further pieces of furniture belonging to Rubelli Casa are the Domino Sofa, expression of a modern and contemporary design, and the Rio Novo Desk, very elegant in its shapes and proportions.


The design brand Giorgetti finished the elegant furnishings of the living area and the private studio: sofas, armchairs, the large carpet, coffee tables and the canaletto walnut wood and leather desk. All these elements are designed in a warm color palette ranging from dove gray to pearl white and gold, while some carefully selected signature pieces of the Italian brand - such as the lime green HUG armchair - give touches of bright colors. In the private studio guests can also enjoy moments of relax and fun thanks to the precious 90° minuto crystal and leather football table.


In the private studio, the Utrecht armchair by Cassina stands out, with its olive green color and the unique design by Gerrit Rietveld. The Dutch architect was among the leading exponents, along with Mondrian, of the De Stijl movement better known as Neoplasticism.

The refined dining room is embellished by a sumptuous Murano chandelier and a great marble table that can accommodate up to 12 guests; sophisticated objects d'art by Giorgetti, beautiful paintings and a private wine cellar.


Contemporary design is combined with cutting-edge technology, technical equipment, home automations and state-of-the-art LG audiovisual systems. High quality wireless speakers Phantom Reactor by Devialet Audio System have been installed in the living area. The emerging brand Heatsail has taken care of the high-tech furnishings of the terrace where the Dome lamp illuminates and warms up the space. A vertical garden enhances the terrace solarium and pairs with green large cushions that decorate the Cassina outdoor sofa and armchairs.

Villa La Cupola
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