With a mind-set on spreading authentic Italian culinary tradition throughout the world, Hassler Roma’s management’s choice has already awarded the following chefs: Tommaso Maddelena, Toumas Heikkinen and Emanuele Lattanzi who, preceded Chef Vincenzo di Tuoro at the Vetro restaurant and Chef Filippo Giunta at the Travertino in New Delhi.
The Neapolitan chef, Vincenzo Di Tuoro, who headed, the kitchen of the Palazzetto for four years will head the kitchen staff of the Vetro Restaurant for the next 2-years. He will thus, offer Oberoi’s guests the Neapolitan culinary creativity and will explain the true Mediterranean culinary traditions, base on the reliability of his formation which took place in the kitchen of the famous hotel located on top of the Spanish Steps, the Hassler Roma.
Hassler Roma has chosen the young chef, Filippo Giunta, for the Travertino Restaurant in New Delhi. Chef Giunta has already introduced the gusto and freshness of Sicilian cuisine.
This international collaboration project promoted by Hassler Roma opens the doors for important cultural exchange between two of the most important hotel industries in the world.
“With this initiative we intend to promote talented young chefs who work in the Italian territory, and encourage them to export their ideas and confront themselves with top-end international realities.” Declares, Roberto Wirth, President and General Manager of the Hassler Rome.
Hassler Roma Hotel is located at the top of the Spanish Steps (Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti) and has been managed by Roberto Wirth more than 33 years. It has a total of 95 rooms 13 of which are suites and, is recognized as the best hotel in the capital by the prestigious American magazines, Condé Nast Traveler and Travel & Leisure. It offers a classic and elegant setting, where recently added modern touches results in the perfect balance between past and present. The magnificent “Salone Eva” historically represents “the” most famous lounge in the heart of the Eternal city—the perfect place for afternoon tea, a business lunch or for a snack after the theater. The hotel’s restaurant, ”Imàgo” (one star Michelin), located on the sixth floor offers one of the most beautiful and striking views of the Eternal city while enjoying the high quality modern dishes created by Chef Francesco Apreda.
A few steps away and next to the Spanish Steps is the Palazzetto, which offers an elegant and unique setting. It features four charming rooms, beautiful lounges and a restaurant with beautiful panoramic terrace.
Hassler Roma was founded in 1893 and has been owned by the Wirth family since the 1920’s. Today the acting President and General Manager is Roberto Wirth, a direct descendant, who with almost 30 years experience in hotel management, is the most experienced hotel manager in Italy, and legendary landlord of this magnificent five star luxury jewel of the hotel industry. The ideal meeting place for political, economic and cultural exchange at the highest level for national and international celebrities.
In 1999, Roberto Wirth, President and General Manager of the Hassler Roma Hotel bought the Palazzetto with the intention of expanding the historic hotel brand located on Trinità dei Monti Square. The Palazzetto and the International Wine Academy of Rome both created personally by Roberto Wirth, share one of the most spectacular sites in the heart of Rome. While savoring the magnificence of these surroundings, consider that this is the same place where, over 2000 years ago, Locullo held his famous sumptuous banquets.
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