The hotel in Italy's capital has undergone a three-year restoration project.
The historic St. Regis Hotel in Rome has been brought back to life. Tétris Italia (part of the JLL Group) has completed extensive renovations of the rooms after three years of work with a major investment.
The restoration, which saw the combination of traditional craftsmanship and the use of the most modern 3D technology, was carried out under the artistic direction of Pierre-Yves Rochon's Parisian studio. Looking specifically at the property, a total of 138 rooms and 23 suites were renovated, including the luxurious Royal and Presidential Suites, where pastel shades blend elegantly into richly furnished and stylishly styled rooms.
The project also included the renovation of the common areas, some structural and fire safety improvements, as well as the restoration of the external facades subject to architectural constraints. The replacement of all the external windows and doors and the internal insulation with soundproofing panels has improved the insulation of the building and the rooms, with advantages both in terms of energy and acoustic comfort in the rooms. A new advanced home automation system has also been implemented that favours energy saving for air conditioning. Frescoes, mosaics, plasterwork, cornices and chandeliers have been carefully restored by specialised craftsmen who have restored the charm of the late nineteenth-century decoration.
During the work, numerous 3D reliefs were made using laser scanning technology to accurately restore designs precisely before moving on to the construction drawings. The latter made it possible to acquire a large amount of data on the building in a short time.
Compared to the traditional manual surveying process that produces the layouts and sections collected manually in the survey phase only, therefore not reversible after demolitions, laser scanning produces a detailed three-dimensional result (called "point cloud") that allows 3D processing of what already exists and advanced presentation of data in a more realistic way, as well as the archiving of the data, allowing post-demolition consultation. In fact, the model can be dissected and consulted at any stage of the project if it is necessary to check pre-existing conditions, in particular on structures and installations.