Rising star Julie Anne Juba, of Jet Set Getaways, is all about detail. And location. “You must stay at a hotel that has the BEST location,” she says. And when in Rome – Juba personally has a favorite…Portrait Roma.
“Portrait is in the heart of Via Condotti, owned by the Ferragamo family and located above the Ferragamo boutique. This luxurious boutique hotel has only 14 suites and a studio, which makes getting a reservation feel like winning the lottery,” says Juba.
“A special touch was my one-on-one consultation where a portfolio was presented to me with weather reports, activity suggestions and restaurant recommendations. I also enjoyed the welcome treat and note in my room, the fruit platter delivered in the afternoon, and the Ferragamo lip balm left on the night table during turndown service. Of course, the gift bag with a Ferragamo candle and bottle of perfume given to me the day of departure left me feeling extra special.”
A large terrace, offering the most stunning views of the city, spans the top floor of Portrait Roma. And Juba’s days began and ended there.
“Every morning, I had breakfast on the terrace, and every evening, a glass of Prosecco by the fireplace,” says Juba. Her favorite touch however – “the one that left me with an impression of exclusivity – was the locked entry. Everyone must ring a bell, and the door is opened only by a staff member, ensuring there are never any non-guests walking around the hotel,” says Juba. “The entry is for staff and guests only – totally private.”
Julie Anne Juba
Jet Set Getaways