The approach behind the Bulgari Hotel Roma is deeply influenced by sustainability and social responsibility best practices, from the interior design and restoration, to the food and beverage programme, and initiatives designed to promote social inclusion.
Some 4500 plants are spread across the Hotel, giving it the feel of an urban oasis. The vegetation is inspired by the abundance of indigenous flora of Rome and its legacy of Roman terraces. In addition, some 400 shutters from the original building have been preserved and restored by the Tuscan artist Rodolfo Lacquaniti to create a new work of art. Other features of the Hotel’s sustainability mission include the reduction in the use of plastic; the choice of energy providers who use renewable sources; the sourcing of organic and local ingredients in the kitchen; a wine list specialising in “heroic viticulture”; the partnership with the Torlonia Foundation to preserve the most important collection of ancient art in the world; the donation of over a million euros to restore the Mausoleum of Augustus and for the Ara Pacis Museum; maintaining the gardens in the piazza; the support of craftsmen and historic workshops in the local area; and employing workers through Save The Children, including providing staff housing for over 100 people.