Hot Spots: Rome Cavalieri

Housed in a striking 1960s building, its interiors, magnificent spiralling chandelier and circular staircase were designed by international starchitects Pier Luigi Nervi and Franco Albini. The 1,100-piece strong art collection has to be seen to be believed - a Tiepolo triptych sets the tone in the main lobby and rubs shoulders with other centuries-old paintings and sculptures that would surely otherwise be in the Louvre or Hermitage. The penthouse suite boasts four original Andy Warhols (as well as some rather fabulously kitsch sofas that once adorned Karl Lagerfeld's Parisian home) while the Napoleon suite is chocka with original 19th-century Empire prints and antiques, including French emperor Napoleon III's desk.

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