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  • Nat Frogley


Updated: Mar 10, 2023

Elegant riverside boutique completes The First Roma urban resort, a triptych of complementary lifestyle hotel experiences

Burgeoning boutique luxury hotel brand, The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts, has announced the opening of The Pavilions Rome, The First Musica from 1 July 2022. Housed in a mid-century building originally designed by architect Mario Docci, and now elegantly renovated by Studio Marincola, the new five-star boutique joins sister hotels The First Arte and the First Dolce to complete a unique tripartite urban resort experience in the Eternal City. Collectively dubbed The First Roma, the three hotels blend la dolce vita with contemporary Roman culture, tantalising the senses through art, gastronomy and wellbeing.

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. Every one of the 24 rooms and suites features 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.

Serenely sequestered below street level, a subterranean spa (opening 2023 TBC) features an indoor pool and wellness area offering two treatment rooms for massages and beauty treatments 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. From the delicious desserts of The First Dolce’s VELO restaurant and Chef Daniele Lippi’s famous tasting menu at The First Arte’s Michelin-starred Acquolina; to the impressive collection of artworks exhibited at The First Arte; to the beautiful music filling the rooms and social spaces at The First Musica, guests are welcome to discover and enjoy different twists of The First Roma lifestyle at each of the three hotels.

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.

With the opening of The Pavilions Rome, The First Musica, The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts has a total of 10 owned or managed hotels and resorts in operation across Asia and Europe, with a further three in the pipeline.

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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About The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts

Step into one of The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts' properties and experience luxury and immersive locales like no other. Every hotel is a sophisticated, private haven in which to relax, play or find adventure. Following an ethos that it's not just where guests want to go, but how they want to feel, The Pavilions is known for offering its signature Curated Journeys travel service to its guests. These innovative travel itineraries – curated by local insiders, unique to each property and designed to encompass an emotive experience, from romance to adventure to feeling good – put the bespoke into a luxury holiday. Whether the foodie-themed "Like a Chef" journey in Rome, a romantic "Just the Two of Us" adventure in Thailand, or the "Like a Boss" Madrid itinerary that turns business travel on its head, each Curated Journey connects guests with a range of experts in each of its destinations whose passion and talents open the door to unique experiences.

Headquartered in Hong Kong, The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts is one of the fastest-growing boutique hotel groups in the region. With their boutique size and thoughtful design philosophy, The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts offer secluded spaces with attentive service, even in the busiest of cities. The hotels are distinctly individual and unique, yet all are underpinned by the core values of building meaningful connections in unrivalled locations, a mindful respect for privacy and service beyond expectations.

The group owns, manages and offers franchise of its brand across the globe.

The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts' portfolio currently comprises:


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