A design collaboration between Masina Studio in Rome and London-based THDP studio, the DoubleTree by Hilton Rome Monti will connect two buildings into one property using adaptive reuse techniques. Only the structures and facades have been preserved, with internal partitions constructed to create a contemporary social space and hotel.

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A lobby area with flooring in both white, green and natural stone colors. Two green velvet chairs sit in front of a large window.

Adaptive reuse is the process of reusing an existing building (or in this case, buildings) for a new purpose different from which it was originally built for. While it is often used as a form of preservation for historic buildings or areas, it has further value as it essentially “recycles” a building rather than knocking it down and starting from scratch. 

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Two tables are surrounded by four cream colored chairs in a sitting/dining area with open bookshelves separating the sitting area from a courtyard with plants.

The 133-room hotel overlooks Piazza dell’Esquilino and is a five-minute walk from the famous Termini station. From there, it is possible to walk to all of the city’s main points of interest, including the Colosseum, Roman Forums and Spanish Steps. The hotel’s “Mit” bar & cafe boasts an outdoor seating area, while the Mamalia restaurant is equipped with an open kitchen and wine tasting area with a locally sourced menu. On the eighth floor, the Mun rooftop bar will have a panoramic terrace with views of Santa Maria Maggiore abbey.

A neutral-toned restuarant space with several tables and chairs.

Along with a Technogym-equipped fitness room with an inner courtyard for outdoor exercise, the hotel will have three modular office spaces for business meetings that look out over Torino. The modular business rooms can accommodate up to 60 people at a time.

A rooftop bar in the daytime, featuring umbrella overhangs covering several seats.

The rest of the property is littered with natural light, relaxing terraces and curated greenery planted in hand-made bronze planters by landscape designer Danilo Bitetti. The lobby utilizes a large skylight inspired by a Roman garden and walnut flooring, while the entire interior uses natural materials like wood, stone and lime plaster.

+ THDP Designs

Images courtesy of THDP Designs