ROME LUXURY TRAVEL GUIDE
Hotel de Russle
Address: Via del Babuino 9, 00187,
Telephone: (+39) 0632 8881
Booking details: email@example.com
Location, location, location! Situated in the fashionable Via del Babulino facing the Piazza del Popolo, Hotel de Russie is a stylish hideaway made for chilling out in an otherwise bustling city. Top-notch facilities in and around the intimate spa include: five treatment rooms, all with state-of-the-art. electronically controlled, heated couches; a saline hydropool and circular seated area with water jets that pleasantly pummel your back, hips and thighs; Jacuzzi; sauna; aromatic steam room; and a gym.
The ambience: This millennium Roman hotel combines nineteenthcentury elegance with clutter-free modernity. Pink- and white-washed walls and white canvas umbrellas shading picturesque gardens make you feel as though you're on a romantic Italian film set.
Regular guests: The jet-set/film-set. Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe frequent the hotel, alongside various princesses, dukes and duchesses.
Treatment menu: Hydrotherapy is a strong point here, but there are also the trendiest treatments, such as LaStone and Watsu (underwater shiatsu). You can even get your cellulite blasted with microtherapy and your wrinkles filled with collagen.
House speciality: Rebirthing, available on request, is designed to awaken and release emotions and tensions stored up since birth. If that sounds a bit too wacky, stick to the ever-popular Oecleor facial.
Cuisine: Gourmet Mediterranean cuisine uses local produce, and the health menu, devised for dieters, doesn't dishearten.
Ideal for: A weekend in Rome combined with chilling out and stepping out (it's close to the famous Spanish Steps).
What to pack: A slouchy outfit for the alfresco relaxation area.