JK PLACE HOTEL ROMA
Housed in what was once Rome’s school of architecture, the boutique hotel JK Place Roma needs no lessons on design or hospitality. Classrooms have been transformed into elegant bedrooms with mid-century furniture and bold splashes of colour. Packed with antique furniture, sculptures and marble, this is a casual-cool take on la dolce vita, minutes from Rome’s best shops and sights. Pick your palette: rooms come either in gentle greys, ivories and golds, or jewel-box petrol-greens and clarets. Rosewood four-poster beds, striped Italian-marble bathrooms and Massimo Listri photography add a dose of glamour. JK Master Rooms have separate living rooms and bedrooms, with space for extra guests; room 12 has a beautiful marble fireplace and shelves lined with must-read hardbacks. The bathroom in Junior Suite 32 is dramatic: it’s almost as big as the bedroom, with a vast walk-in shower and lashings of polished marble and teak.