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A guest room showcases Robert John Thornton’s botanical prints.

The interiors were designed by Paolo Bonfini.

Rome Escape

Hotel Vilòn rolls out the royal treatment in the Eternal City

Housed in a 16th-century mansion that once belonged to the noble Borghese family, Hotel Vilòn opened its doors in 2018 after a dramatic makeover. (Still catering to nobility, the getaway reportedly hosted Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, in town for a wedding in September). Rome-based production designer Paolo Bonfini crafted the interiors, which include a glamorous bar and 18 guest rooms, their color schemes inspired by 18th-century English scientist Robert John Thornton’s botanical prints. Rates from $630; hotelvilon.com

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