A Look at Virtuoso and 'Starwood Luxury Privileges' Hotels in Rome

The Starwood Luxury Privileges Program is a hotel collection representing the world’s largest and most diverse collection of iconic luxury brands including St Regis, The Luxury Collection, W Hotels and select Westin hotels that offer tremendous value added amenities when booking the Luxury Privileges rate.


Learn more about the Starwood Luxury Privileges Program here: Starwood Luxury Privileges Program

In the near future this program may be encompassed as part of the Marriott International Luxury Brands Program.  Marriott International Luxury Brands represents the following hotel collections: EDITION, The Ritz-Carlton, The Luxury Collection, St. Regis, Bulgari, and W Hotels.

If you're planning a trip to Rome and looking for a luxury hotel to stay at where you can get great value and extra amenities - be sure to check out offers available at two luxury hotels that are part of the Starwood Luxury Privileges Program; the St. Regis Rome and the Westin Excelsior Rome.

Both of these hotels are also Virtuoso 'Best of the Best' Properties.  Read more below for highlights of the value-added amenities and differences between the two programs below at each of the hotels.

The St. Regis Rome
The St. Regis Rome, originally opened in 1894 and designed by Cesar Ritz, is located in the heart of the city within walking distance of famed Via Veneto, the Spanish Steps and the renowned shopping area Via Condotti.  It is also close enough to walk to the Colosseum, Roman Ruins, Trevi Fountain and Piazza Navona.


The hotel completed a massive $45 million dollar renovation in 2018 and has retaken its place as the best and most luxurious hotel accommodation in Rome.

Review: The St. Regis Rome


SPG Luxury Privileges:
  • USD 100 credit for hotel bar and restaurant
  • Daily Full Buffet Breakfast for two 
  • Complimentary standard in-room internet access
  • Upgrade on arrival, early check-in, and late check-out, which are all subject to availability
Virtuoso Amenities for your stay for 2019:
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests in restaurant
  • $100 USD Equivalent Food & Beverage credit, to be utilized during stay
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
The Westin Excelsior Rome
The Westin Excelsior, Rome , a longtime favorite of celebrities, heads of state and artists, is truly a legend in a city of legends. The hotel's 281 guestrooms and 35 suites feature Empire- or Biedermeier-style crystal chandeliers; Westin Heavenly Beds; and, if you request, views of the famed Via Veneto below.


During your stay, be sure to ask to see the stunning Villa Cupola, one of the most luxurious suites in Europe. Take a dip in the indoor swimming pool, styled after a Pompeian bath, or people-watch while sipping a delicious cocktail at the Café Doney, the innovative lounge bar that extends along the Via Veneto.


SPG Luxury Privileges:
  • USD 100 Food credit at hotel outlets Cafe Doney, Orvm Bar, and Restaurant Doney
  • Full Buffet Breakfast for two at hotel restaurant Doney
  • Complimentary standard in-room internet access
  • Upgrade on arrival, early check-in, and late check-out, which are all subject to availability
Virtuoso Amenities for your stay for 2019:
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • $100 USD Equivalent Food & Beverage credit, to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
In this case, both the Virtuoso amenities and SPG Luxury Privileges amenities at both hotels are the same, and the rate would also likely be the same.  There are special offers available sometimes through either Virtuoso or through SPG Luxury Privileges that may make one program better than the other for your travel dates.  Special offers can include extra amenities or stay 3, get 1 night free or similar offers.


Virtuoso travel advisors have global connections to make your trip better. When you check in, you’re a VIP and can expect exclusive amenities such as room upgrade on arrival, daily breakfast, resort credits, early check-in/late checkout, spa treatment credits, special Virtuoso experiences and more!

If you're planning a trip to Rome, be sure to send me a message for quotes, travel tips and more!  

I have access to Virtuoso hotel amenities as a Virtuoso Travel Advisor, SPG Luxury Privileges, Ritz Carlton STARS, Hyatt Prive (coming soon!), and other great deals available from wholesale travel suppliers such as Pleasant Holidays, Classic Vacations, Travel Impressions, and many more!

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