The 5-star superior Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel & Spa is an exquisitely presented hotel. The exterior was designed by famous architect, Gio Ponti and the interior refurbishment, design and furnishings were overseen by architects Massimo and Maurizio Papiri in 1997. The hotel was built in 1962 and designed to recreate the aristocratic villas of Rome at the end of the 17th century. The hotel has excellent transport links into the city centre, enabling easy access to tourist attractions including the Roman Forum and Colosseum. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool situated next to a patio area where guests can relax on sun loungers. The hotel's 2000sqm Prince spa is set amongst the grounds of the Villa Borghese park. It has a 25m ozone treated indoor swimming pool, thermal circuits and decorative water features. Other facilities at the spa include a bio-sauna, Finnish sauna, Turkish bath and Thalassotherapy bath and a solarium. 12 multi-sensorial treatment cabins and two spa suites enhance the thoroughly indulgent feel of the spa. The spa's attention to detail continues at Bio Bar, the spa's restaurant, where tailor made super food meals are served. The hotel also has a 450sqm gym onsite and a hair salon. Overlooking a classic Italian style garden is the Pauline Borghese, an Italian restaurant serving gourmet dishes. Light lunches and snacks are served by the pool during summer months. The hotel also has a coffee shop/cafe where guests can grab a hot drink and a snack to eat in or take away. Deluxe rooms are spacious and include furnished balconies with views of the Villa Borghese park and Rome skyline. Rooms have comfortable beds and a classic elegant decor with ornate wood panelling, tasteful period paintings and refined upholstery including a large wooden desk and empire style armchairs. Bathrooms have Italian marble surfaces, bathtubs and separate showers. Chargeable Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. The hotel operates a free shuttle bus to Via Vento.