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Renaissance Mezzocammino Expo - supposed upcoming Rome property?

Renaissance Mezzocammino Expo - supposed upcoming Rome property?

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Old Nov 28, 09, 7:54 am
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Renaissance Mezzocammino Expo - supposed upcoming Rome property?

We recently stayed at the CY Venice a couple months ago as part of an Italy trip, and there was a brochure in my room showcasing different Marriott family properties in Europe. In the back of the brochure was a list of the European properties, and under Italy, there was mention of a "Renaissance Rome Mezzocammino Expo (2010)".

During our stay at the next property (Grand Hotel Flora), I asked the front desk about this new hotel. They were not aware of an upcoming opening, but only knew that Mezzocammino is a new development in the EUR district of Rome.

I checked out the Mezzocammino district's website, and it looks like some type of mixed-use residential-commercial development in the southwest outskirts of Rome, but no mention of a specific hotel chain. Google Maps estimates the district to be ~10min drive from the Rome Marriott Park Hotel.

An email response from customer service upon returning home only reckons it "is possible the property is at an early stage of planning, development, construction, or renovation that further details are not immediately available."

Anyone hear otherwise about a possible new Ren in Rome?
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Old Jun 23, 19, 5:31 am
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Not upcoming anymore.

I am about 10 years late to the discussion. I live right next to the hotel, and for all I know it is completely abandoned. In 2009, the building fase of the hotel has been completed. Shortly after, they started refining and basically decorating everything, this included painting walls, installing furniture, electrical equipment, lights and so on. This took a long time, because of some delays in important orders. In 2016, the construction has been halted completely and the property seized by italian government due to tax fraud and improperly acquired land. All the hotel has been locked down and abandoned as it is. I recently went exploring inside, and it was almost complete. They had all the electrical system in place, some rooms were already completed, and they had full networking servers and even wireless routers with internet connection. I don’t know for how long will it stay like this, but they were very close to completion.
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Old Jun 24, 19, 1:12 pm
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Thanks for the belated report and behind-the-scenes look at the project's demise. Typical Roman bureaucracy at work, I suppose!

Found the Google Map of the site; such a shame it was never fully realized as another Marriott family property:
https://goo.gl/maps/hwoWYNMrXK5PSQpk8

Via Alberto Giolitti
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Old Jun 24, 19, 5:30 pm
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Well, although it has been abandoned for 3 years, it’s still pristine inside. No one apart from me has entered apparently, and everything is still as everyone left it, they could easily resume building it. But I guess it’s going to rot away like a lot of buildings in Rome, until someone decides to buy it and and destroy the place to build something else, wasting a lot of effort and money. It looks like it would’ve been a pretty neat place to stay in, it has a central pool that would’ve had artificial waterfalls in it and stairs that lead down (in the middle of the pool but not under water) to what apparently would’ve been a bar. Inside it also had a huge reception, and a the sides of the pool 4 shower rooms. There are something like 400 rooms with the 50 or so in the middle having balconies. Also I found a very vast area that, judging by what is written on the circuit breakers, would’ve been some sort of cinema. Tomorrow I’m going back inside of it, maybe take some more pics. Cool to see someone interested!
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