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Gimme shelter

February 16, 2022
Innovative Products & Projects, Grandimpianti

Mama Shelter Roma reflects the spirit, culture and cuisine of the Italian capital, while adding something quirky and cutting-edge to its hospitality scene. It was a hotel project that fascinated Grandimpianti and one they pulled off in an impressive time, sales director Alessandro D’Andrade explains

Located on the right bank of the Tiber River in the elegant Prati district, Mama Shelter’s newest property – Mama Roma – is in the heart of the Italian capital’s historic center, a stone’s throw from Vatican City and a short walk to the city’s trendiest boutique stores, bars and restaurants. Like its predecessors, Mama Roma’s cutting edge design embodies both the local culture and the brand’s signature touch.

Mama Shelter Roma’s five F&B outlets together cater to almost 700 guests.
The whole F&B operation has been designed by  Grandimpianti Ali, which was brought in at the end of 2018. At this point it was decided that Grandimpianti would take responsibility for developing all the catering projects in the hotel – the restaurant show kitchen, the osteria, the bars, the summer garden, the rooftop terrace, the kitchens and storage areas. The design phase kicked off a year later when the project manager, Mama Shelter’s executive chef Andrea Sangiuliano and the Grandimpianti team met in Paris.

A year after that – following several proposals, which had to be tweaked multiple times to ensure the foodservice design was both in line with Mama Shelter’s worldwide guidelines and chimed with the gastronomic approach of the property in Rome – everything was complete.
Grandimpianti sales director Alessandro D’Andrade recalls being fascinated by the format and concept of the brand. “The mix of design and conviviality of common areas integrate perfectly with the functions of hospitality, making the structures unique and with original and fun solutions suitable for all types of people and ages.”

D’Andrade called on expertise from the who gamut of Ali Group’s brands. Rosinox – known for its power, modularity and sturdiness – supplied the main kitchen islands, while Metos provided additional cooking equipment. Oem took care of the pizza ovens, Comenda and DIHR handled washing and waste management and Scotsman handled the ice machines.

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