This retreat in Rome is offering secluded stays for KSA and UAE travellers – but the price tag is staggering

Samira Banat
Aug 26, 2020

Even though staycations are all the rave right now with travel restrictions still being imposed around the world, Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Italy is offering total seclusion abroad for UAE and KSA tourists

Rome is a destination appearing on travel bucket lists of travellers and dreamers alike. From monuments encompassing the rich history of the eternal land, to exploring fusions of the past and present in abundance at the city’s mouth-watering restaurants and gelateria’s, Italy’s capital is a vacationist’s fantasy escape.

But the current situation in Italy – with cases of Covid-19 jumping in recent weeks due to the rise of tourism – a trip to the land of historic empires may not be wise. Unless you’ve got a hotel booked that offers total seclusion…

Hence why we were charmed by the chance to safely visit the remarkable city with Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel. The hotel’s isolated location is perfect for a safe escape. Perched atop a hill, and surrounded by green as far as the eye can see, this scenic paradise comes with a 15-acre private park and numerous secluded spots for a chance to explore hidden cultural landmarks and savour the distinct tastes of the region, minus the risk.

But of course, the price tag isn’t cheap. In fact, it will cost you AED 60,934 a night for a taste of Roman royalty. The hotel’s new buyout offer includes the renting of the Penthouse Suite and six Imperial rooms, daily breakfast with a view – only the best kind of breakfast – and VIP amenities. A private rooftop terrace, dining area and bar, massage bath, access to prestigious labels in your very own wine cellar, and a garden jacuzzi overlooking St. Peter’s Basilica has us convinced as the definition of ultimate seclusion and in-personal service.

If you’re going in, why not go all-in? Guests can book a trip to the Grand Spa Club for a leading-edge lounging session by the picturesque pool, or a world-class La Prairie treatment. Suppose you’re craving more traditional tourism, but still laced with luxury. In that case, you can schedule a lesson in cobbling your own sandals from local experts, embark on gladiator training (yes, ancient combat techniques are still a thing), or marvel at the famed architecture on a private tour around the city.

To ensure your safety during your luxurious escape, the hotel has implemented the Hilton CleanStay program, enhancing standard hygiene practices.

Dreaming about visiting Italy? Discover the local’s guide to Rome right here.