Part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group, the Romeo hotel is the only true design hotel in Naples. Unlike many other hotels that simply claim to be “design hotels”, the Romeo hotel truly lives up to the name.
With immaculate attention to detail, every facet of the Romeo hotel has been designed with the utmost precision and quality.
In addition to its award winning design, the hotel features a world class art collection, rare antiques, museum quality decor, and custom furnishings created by world renowned designers.
Between the sea and the city, modernity and tradition, the Romeo hotel, translates the art of contrasts into a new form of excellence.
Literally a work of art, every element of this one-of-a-kind design hotel has been crafted to reflect the city of Naples and its dual personalities as both a bustling commercial center and relaxing Mediterranean destination, steeping in history and tradition.
Artistic and exuberant, yet civilised and composed, the Romeo hotel expertly translates the art of contrasts, setting a new level of excellence.
The Romeo hotel Naples boasts a collection of contemporary pieces of art created by local Neapolitan artists.
The pieces of Francesco Clemente, Sergio Fermariello, Lello Esposito, Maddalena Ambrosio and Christian Leperino were commissioned exclusively for the hotel and adorn the public areas on the lobby level, foyer of the second floor, the “Il Comandante” Gourmet Restaurant, the Lauro room of our conference centre and the Romeo Pool Bar. Additional contemporary art pieces by Mimmo Paladino and Mario Schifano are also exhibited on the ground floor.
Monica Biancardi, Antonio Biasiucci, Vincenzo Castella, Fabio Donato, Mimmo Jodice, Raffaela Mariniello, Pino Musi and Luciano Romano: eight Neapolitan photographers of international standing illustrate the many faces and languages of Naples, exclusively for the Romeo hotel. Different outlooks, styles and approaches that testify, with love and passion, to the Naples of yesterday and today. Naples is also the protagonist of the photos that adorn all of the hotel’s rooms. An invitation to look for a different Naples, to discover unusual or less familiar places, but also a suggestion for a new vision, an invitation to rediscover the things that have already been seen and sometimes forgotten. In the bathrooms of the individual rooms, there is a selection of vintage images, chosen with care from the fantastic database of the historic Alinari Photography Archives, which illustrate the same theme in a different way: female beauty immortalized at the sea and on the beach. All of the photographic interventions and the selection of photographers have been handled by the eclectic professional image consultant Mariella Barone who has also created the images present in the rooms, based on the photographs of Amedeo Malatesta.
Between the sea and the city, modernity and tradition, the Romeo hotel Naples translates the art of contrasts into a new form of excellence. For this reason, antique furnishings of exceptional rarity that provide a harmonious combination with more modern themes have been selected to create an environment of surprising and captivating contrasts. Opulent console tables dating from the 14th to 18th centuries adorn the foyers where the lifts are located and extraordinary Japanese armour from the Edo period can be found at the Romeo bar. In the lobby, a number of absolutely extraordinary pieces can be admired, including terrestrial and celestial globes dating from the second half of the 18th century and a wooden model of the city of Naples from the first half of the 18th century, while the bas-reliefs that had already adorned Palazzo Lauro have been preserved as enduring traces of a memory that cannot be erased.
Style & Decor
At the Romeo hotel Naples, the continued quest for precision and quality in each detail is found in the simple perfection of everyday items, all of which have been designed and selected to create a new and unique style. The leather items present in all of the rooms have been designed by Tramontano, which has been associated with a history of creativity and tradition, style and innovation since 1865. And then there are the elegant fabrics by Hermès in the Garden & Pool Suite; the precious porcelains by Hermès at the Romeo Bar. Sophisticated “Riva” flatware that was designed by Wilfried Moll for Robbe & Berking and has been displayed at New York’s Museum of Modern Art can be found in the “Il Comandante” restaurant. The “Vertigo” line of silver serving pieces was created by the genius of world renowned designer Andrée Putman, while the porcelain pieces were designed by J.L. Coquet, a name that is synonymous with style and refinement. Many precious details to create “the art of furnishing”, which according to Oscar Wilde, can only truly be achieved when one succeeds in “sanctifying objects of everyday use”.
This luxury hotel was designed by Paul Tange, from the prestigious architectural firm of Kenzo Tange & Associates. He redesigned the spaces and the plans of the old Palazzo Lauro and its facade is now brightly lit, depending on the changes caused by the time of day and the winds. The Romeo hotel Naples once again escapes all standards and welcomes diverse styles and ideas in a continuous quest for new forms of beauty. The horizontal simplicity of the imposing structures like the arabesque marble counter are flanked by the soft and sinuous lines of design objects such as the Proust armchair by Alessandro Mandini, the molten vases and crucibles by Romeo Design. There is also exclusively designed furniture manufactured by Poltrona Frau and B&B fittings created by designer Antonio Citterio; walls in Macassar ebony and the sophisticated digital construction of high-tech acoustics and illumination: each detail has been chosen with care, creating all of the areas as if they were rooms in a wonderland where art and long-lost traditions co-exist, only apparently in an irreconcilable manner.