The Legendary Members’ club lands in the Eternal City
Founded by Nick Jones in 1995 in the UK, Soho House has since become world-famous with over 30 locations all over the globe in select cities in Europe, Asia and North America… and now Rome!
The Soho House Rome Space: Creativity, Style and Coolness
Set in a 10-story building in the heart of San Lorenzo, one of the most artistic neighbourhoods in the city, the Rome Soho House, which opened in 2021, pays tribute to the quarter, the city of Rome and the Soho House brand. Designed by Soho House Design, the structure takes inspiration from the surrounding artists’ studios and the Pastificio Cerere Foundation Building; a travertine façade, Crittall windows, balconies on each level and Italian craftmanship all over its interiors.
Soho House Rome consists of 49 rooms, ranging from Tiny to XXL. All rooms have Roman Graniglia tile flooring and stucco walls with decorative hangings created by Sardinian weaver Mariantonia Urru and hand-painted bedside table lamps by Italian designer Bitossi – who remade his 1970 collection especially for the Soho House in Rome. There are also 20 long-stay luxury apartments if you choose to extend your stay and should you do so, Soho House Rome is ready to fulfill all your desires and needs (and those of other members), with its restaurants, bars, workspaces, meeting areas, cinema, fitness and wellness centers, pool and spas – all perfectly stylish and original. Using locally made materials and Italian products, textiles, leather and glass, this Soho House really stays true to the ‘Made in Italy’ mantra.
On the ground floor is Soho Studio – a creative space for both Soho House Members and Soho Friends where you can meet, drink and eat. Inspired by the Italian marketplace, the space is conducive to connecting and sharing. Their events and pop-ups are also housed here – and you can even host an event of your own!
The 1st floor serves as an exhibition space for members’ events (also available for private hire) and the 9th floor is composed of the Main Club Space, House Kitchen & Bar and The Drawing Room.
For all-day eating there’s the House Kitchen with dining banquettes, Italian ceramic lamps, terrazzo floors, industrial metal shelving and locally sourced marble counters.
The Drawing Room decked in green is another beautiful space with a Travertine fireplace, vintage furniture, herringbone floors and a burlwood bar, and on the 8th floor is a 42-seat screening room with plush velvet armchairs, stools and a weekly schedule of the hottest new movie releases, independent films and international cinema. The Soho Health Club spans over the 7th and 8th floors and includes a health, wellness and fitness centre with workout classes, cutting-edge equipment and the latest treatments in skin and beauty. There’s also a sauna and balcony with an open space to exercise outside if you want!
Soho House Rome Rooftop Bar & Terrazza Restaurant
On the 10th floor is the breath-taking Soho House Rome Rooftop with 360-degree views across the Eternal City. Fully equipped with a pool, bar and the Cecconi’s Terrazza Restaurant. There’s a beautiful terracotta and brick-tiled bar, burgundy and green upholstered furniture, and elements like the canopy roof, partial glass covering and heaters that give you an added layer of warmth in more ways than one. You’ll also find a splendid red-tiled swimming pool and surrounding it – sprawling sun loungers, daybeds with umbrellas and a stone floor in the traditional Italian Palladiana pattern. The Rooftop at the Soho House Rome is an enchanting destination and experience that transports you almost immediately. Sitting amongst the lemon trees, vines and festoon lighting draping overhead, it almost doesn’t feel like you’re in Rome.
Also, worth noting is the Soho House Rome art collection – mostly comprised of works by artists who live and work in Italy, with a special focus on Lazio-based artists. Creativity can be found at every corner at the Soho House Rome. Including their food and drink menus.
The Club Restaurant is the more casual eatery of the two with a wide variety of lighter fare. This Soho House Rome restaurant serves house classics and traditional Italian dishes – from small plates, starters, sandwiches and salads to main entrees and a full grill with sides. Some interesting dishes on the menu: the plant-based Shishito peppers and miso glaze, Romanesco soup, Beetroot tartare, Prawn tacos with salsa verde, Puntarelle salad, Ahi tuna and avocado poke, Rib-eye steak Bearnaise, Sea bream orata, Veal Saltimbocca, Orecchiette with Romanesco broccoli, confit tomatoes and chili, Aubergine ‘Milanese’, and their “Dirty Burger” with cheddar, mustard, iceberg lettuce, tomato, pickles and fries plus an extensive list of wines (red, white and rosè) as well as bubbles.
They also offer a special Lunch Combo (available Monday- Friday from 12pm-3pm) where you can choose two plates between a pasta, soup, sandwich or salad. And at Cecconi’s Terrazza you can find handmade pasta, seafood, and dishes from Northern Italy. The more formal restaurant of the Soho House Rome also offers an array of cicchetti, starters, carpaccio & tartare as well as salads, pasta, an entire Wood & Charcoal section, and pizza from their wood-fired oven. They too have an impressive wine list– available by the glass and bottle. But aside from great vino, amazing cocktails can be had at the Soho House Rome: from the quintessential Italian aperitivo drinks to the old classics, some with a twist, plus their seasonal signature cocktails. It all depends on what you’re feeling that evening.
Rooms, Restaurants and Bars, Cocktails and Wine, Art, Theatre, Workspaces, Fitness and Wellness Centres, Spas and Pools – the Soho House Rome has it all.
Sidenote: Membership gets you access to all Soho Houses and Studios all over the world, daily events, the best rates on rooms, member rates at restaurants, access to gym and spa facilities – all while making connections with other Soho House Members. Plus, as a member you can bring up to 3 guests at a time. (Membership levels and payment plans vary).
Via Cesare de Lollis, 14
Ph. 06 9480 8000