Rome’s Bettoja Hotels Debuts New Website

New rich in content website blends tradition and innovation in a single click

One of Italy’s most renowned family-owned hospitality groups, Bettoja Hotels announces the launch of its new website – www.bettojahotels.it. The new website enhances the user experience with ease of navigation, personalization and customization based on guest’s travel preferences. The new website utilizes Travelclick, a cutting-edge platform specializing in the distribution of tourist services whose GDS was initially developed for the distribution of airline tickets and then expanded to include hotel services.

Under the chairmanship of Maurizio Bettoja, President of Bettoja Hotels, the three monumental hotels, Hotel MediterraneoHotel Massimo D’Azeglio and Hotel Atlantico, continue the hospitality group’s extensive redesign. As part of the company’s ongoing commitment to progress its three iconic hotels in Rome to a new chapter in the family’s hospitality tradition which began 140 years ago, Bettoja Hotels continues to make instrumental strides in enhancing the hotel group’s mission as it evolves into the future. Spanning five generations, there are 495 rooms among the three hotels, and the Bettoja family has renewed their commitment to their guests and the hospitality industry by beginning a 20 million-Euro renovation across all hotels. The renovation began in the summer of 2018 and will continue over the next several years.

To facilitate navigation, each of the three hotels has its own individual page where guests can choose among a variety of rooms which cater to different needs and preferences. The new website also includes personalized sections such as ‘Dive into Art’, ‘Rome on Foot’ and ‘Your Experience in Rome’ to help each traveler plan their Roman holiday.

For all foodies, a separate section is dedicated to the various restaurants and bars located throughout the three hotels. The options range from the historic Ristorante Massimo D’Azeglio which was the first to open in 1875 to the 1930’s Art Deco Bar 21 whose counter was designed by the architect Mario Loreti to the scenic La Terrazza on the rooftop of Hotel Mediterraneo offering breathtaking views of the city.

For those who wish to book a room for a private event or a business conference, there is a diverse array of options. Whether you favor aesthetics or functionality, Bettoja Hotels has the perfect space for you. Choose between the elegant and beautifully preserved period interiors as found in the Sala delle Polene, Sala Caminetto, and Sala delle Mappe, or the more modern meeting rooms and spaces equipped with Laser HD projectors, electric screens, Bose audio systems, fiber optic Wi-Fi 10 Mbit to host the perfect event.

“The Bettoja family has always believed in hospitality and offers a perfect mix of tradition and innovation in Rome. Last year we began the restyling of our rooms to keep in step with the technology and innovation that dominates the market while preserving the aesthetic that characterize our hotels. The new website and partnership with Travelclick aims to create greater efficiency in customer relations online, as well as having beneficial effects on GDS,” states Maurizio Bettoja, President of Bettoja Hotels.

The extensive renovation began with the Hotel Mediterraneo, the group’s flagship property. The Congress Conference Center has been completely renewed and is now operational and equipped with the most modern technologies and features. It adds to the total meeting space capacity of the three hotels in one of the most strategic meeting centers in Rome. The renovation continues and the new rooms of Hotel Massimo D’Azeglio will be ready for booking after the summer. The Sala San Giorgio, which takes its name from the original 1930’s mosaic installed in the Hotel Mediterraneo was recently enhanced and will be unveiled this summer after a careful and painstaking restoration.

The history of hospitality signed by Bettoja Hotels was born in Rome in 1875 and has never stopped, bringing 140 years of services dedicated to hospitality with an all-Italian reception. After being the first hotel to offer air conditioning in Rome and having passed through the city’s historical highlights, Bettoja Hotels becomes a true “art collection” to be experienced during guests’ stay, whether business or pleasure, complete with the most modern technologies and amenities.

About Bettoja Hotels

Founded in 1875, the Bettoja Hotels is a family-owned hospitality company spanning five generations with a long-standing tradition of hospitality. The hotel group consists of three hotels located in the heart of Rome on Via Cavour – all within walking distance of each other.  Its flagship property, Hotel Mediterraneo was built in 1936 and blends museum-worthy Art Deco design and stylish furnishings with historical touchstones such as maps, prints and marble busts of Roman emperors. Set on Esquiline Hill, the highest of Rome’s seven hills, the ten-story hotel is among the highest buildings in Rome’s center and affords sweeping views of the city from its rooftop bar and terrace suites. The hotel’s spacious 245 rooms vary in décor and all feature graciously high ceilings and modern, new marble bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi and a fitness center are also available to all guests. The hotel’s new meeting rooms can host up to 120 people in theater style. The nearby Hotel Massimo D’Azeglio has 185 rooms with a special focus on history and houses original paintings from the 1860s Risorgimento (unification) period. The artwork focuses on the historical figures who were part of this movement, such as Massimo D’Azeglio, the hotel’s namesake, who was a statesman, painter and writer.  With three modern meeting rooms, Hotel Massimo D’Azeglio can host 180 people in theater style. The more intimate Hotel Atlantico is connected to the Hotel Mediterraneo and offers 65 rooms, three meeting rooms with natural light with the capacity to host up to 45 people in theater style. Ristorante Massimo D’Azeglio is located in Hotel Massimo D’Azeglio and is recognized for its ancient wine cellar with more than 1800 bottles including precious labels. The wine cellar’s intimate setting is perfect for wine tastings and private events with the capacity for up to 70 people seated or standing. Hotel Mediterraneo’s Roof Garden Restaurant and Bar is located on the 10th floor and provides an unforgettable city view.  All hotels offer 24-hour concierge service, room service, complimentary Wi-Fi and rates include buffet breakfast, hotel tax and service.  www.bettojahotels.it 

Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel Unveils The Whisper Room, a New VIP Prohibition-Style Whiskey Lounge within Stephen F.’s Bar & Restaurant

Historic Austin Hotel Launches Private Lounge Featuring a Whiskey-Focused Beverage Program, Tableside Cocktails, a Private Terrace, and More 

Photography courtesy of Kirsten Kaiser.

Photography courtesy of Kirsten Kaiser.

The InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel, an iconic 190-room property in the heart of downtown Austin, is pleased to announce the launch of The Whisper Room, a new private whiskey lounge within Stephen F.’s Bar & Restaurant, opening Friday, October 26, 2018. The Whisper Room offers a fresh and modern interpretation of the classic speakeasy featuring a curated menu of bespoke cocktails made-to-order tableside on a 1930′s Aldo Tura bar cart, as well as an assortment of bite-sized canapes derived from the hotel’s 1929 restaurant menu.

Photography courtesy of Kirsten Kaiser.

Photography courtesy of Kirsten Kaiser.

Inspired by the historic hotel, which first opened its doors at the height of the Prohibition Era on May 19, 1924, the new intimate lounge is hidden behind a dramatic velvet curtain and is outfitted with a vintage crystal sconce, ornate glassware and limoges serving dishes. The Whisper Room can accommodate up to ten guests and features a private terrace overlooking Congress Avenue.

Photography courtesy of Kirsten Kaiser,

Photography courtesy of Kirsten Kaiser,

“At the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel, we pride ourselves on providing exclusive and personalized experiences that offer respite for both business and leisure visitors alike,” said Steve Juscen, General Manager of InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel. “We are thrilled to announce the opening of The Whisper Room and look forward to providing a one-of-a-kind experience to our guests that will take them back in time,” he continued.

Photography courtesy of Kirsten Kaiser.

Photography courtesy of Kirsten Kaiser.

Tucked away in a private corner of Stephen F.’s Bar on the second floor of the hotel, The Whisper Room’s beverage menu features an extensive list of whiskeys from Texas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ireland, Canada, and more. Signature cocktails developed in partnership with seasoned local mixologist Justin Elliot will also be offered, including unique takes on the Old Fashioned, Manhattan, Sazerac, and more. Executive Chef Brian Gibson also developed an exclusive menu of bar snacks for guests in The Whisper Room, such as Roasted Garlic Charred Olives, Guajillo Hominy Crisps, Shrimp and Chorizo Arancini, Deviled Eggs and Bacon Wrapped Figs. Guests can also browse a selection of curated cigars from Bobalu Cigar Co.

Photography courtesy of Julia Keim.

Photography courtesy of Julia Keim.

The Whisper Room is a reservation-only lounge, open Monday to Friday from 3 p.m. – 12 a.m., Saturday from 12 p.m. – 2 a.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. – 11 p.m. For more information about The Whisper Room and to make reservations, please contact the hotel directly at 512-721-4230.

Photography courtesy of Kirsten Kaiser.

Photography courtesy of Kirsten Kaiser.

About the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel

Originally built in 1924 as the city’s first high-rise hotel on Congress Avenue, the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel’s rich history and luxurious accommodations offer a truly unique hotel experience in the heart of downtown Austin. With a welcoming lobby featuring a grand marble double staircase and plush seating, the property’s renovated rooms and suites offer elegant comfort in a setting perfectly situated for those traveling for business or pleasure. Guests can stay active at the hotel’s extensive Health Club, which features state-of-the-art Cybex & Precor equipment, a saltwater lap pool, and a jacuzzi. The on-site restaurant and bar, Stephen F.’s Bar & Terrace, offers handmade cocktails and a menu of truly Texas snacks and tasty entrees with a breathtaking view of the State Capitol. InterContinental Club members can enjoy deluxe breakfast buffets, daily champagne tea hours, evening cocktails and hors-d’oeuvres, and dedicated concierge services. http://www.austin.intercontinental.com/