G-Rough — Rome, Italy
Following the success of their hotels, NHow in Milan and Venice’s Palazzina G, Gabriele Salini and the late Emanuele Garosci have now launched G-Rough, a luxury all-suite property in the heart of Rome. Sticking to a formula similar to its Venetian sister, G-Rough combines heritage features with contemporary finishes, and is a clear reflection of the owners’ love affair with the capital; not least in the ground floor café and bar, which exhibits work by local artists. Located near Piazza Navona, the five storey 16th century building takes design cues from a host of Italian designers to form its own interpretation of the Made in Italy stamp; expect to find original furniture from the thirties, forties and fifties by the likes of Gio Ponti, Silvio Cavatorta, Guglielmo Ulrich, Osvaldo Borsani and Archimede Seguso throughout. True to the hotel’s name, all suites feature a rough-hewn aesthetic, with unfinished walls, parquet flooring, mosaic detailing and wood beamed ceilings, while bathrooms are strictly modern, lined with reflective metro tiles and vintage claw-foot freestanding tubs.