Hot Hotels: The Pavilions Rome, The First Musica To Open This July

Bringing a dose of vibrancy to the Eternal City, here’s everything a luxury traveler needs to know about The Pavilions Rome, The First Musica – the new five-star boutique hotel joining sister hotels The First Arte and the First Dolce with the same la dolce vita philosophy

Ideal for a Rome rendezvous this summer, The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of The Pavilions Rome, The First Musica from 1 July 2022 – joining the brand’s existing duo of luxury boutique hotels in the city.

The exclusive 24-room property is housed in a mid-century building originally designed by architect Mario Docci, having undergone an elegant restoration by Studio Marincola.

Bringing a dose of vibrancy to the Eternal City, the new five-star boutique joins sister hotels The First Arte and the First Dolce with the same la dolce vita philosophy. Collectively dubbed The First Roma, the three hotels are centered around art, gastronomy and wellbeing, with The First Musica being no different when it comes to an exceptional boutique hotel experience.

Overlooking the winding Tiber River, just minutes from the Spanish Steps, The First Musica is a sophisticated new escape from the cosmopolitan clamour of the ancient capital. Framing oversized windows, the strikingly modern mesh and concrete façade in natural brass tones pays homage to Richard Meier’s iconic Museo dell’Ara Pacis, situated on the opposite riverbank; inside, superlative materials such as Loro Piana fabrics and rare Calacatta marble conjure a calm, warmly luxurious ambience.

When it comes to the interiors, the 24 rooms and suites feature dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows, dark boiserie on the walls, chic brass accents – from the bathroom fixtures to Bang & Olufsen Beosound Balance wireless speakers – and large format modern artworks.

Serving up curated cocktails, fine wines and Italian and international cuisine, accompanied by special live music events and DJ sets, the vibrant six- and seventh-floor Alto rooftop bar commands sweeping views of Rome’s historic cityscape. From an equally showstopping fifth-floor vantage point, sophisticated Italian restaurant Oliva serves a menu of reinterpreted Roman and regional classics in its in- and outdoor dining spaces.

A further subterranean spa is set to open this autumn, featuring an indoor pool and wellness are plus two treatment rooms for massages and beauty treatments, available exclusively for The First Roma guests.

In harmony with its Roman sisters, The First Arte and The First Dolce, The First Musica offers The Pavilions’ signature personalised service, intuitively tailored to the preferences and tastes of each individual guest. Together, the three hotels complete The First Roma, a unique deconstructed urban resort experience that takes guests on a sensational journey of sights, tastes and sounds.

The Pavilions invites guests to Experience Rome with inspiring tailor-made itineraries to immerse guests into the Eternal City’s unprecedented history and hidden secrets. From venturing off the beaten track to explore usually cloistered areas of the Vatican City or discover Rome’s subterranean secrets, to visiting the imposing art collection of Villa Borghese and embarking on a mouth-watering tour of Italian cuisine, The Pavilions’ signature Curated Journey provides an unforgettable experience.

Make it happen
When: Opening July 2022
How: Stays at The Pavilions Rome, The First Musica start from €500 per room per night, including taxes and service. For further information and reservations, please visit or email

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