Bill Gates set to open luxury hotel stone’s throw from Vatican

ROME – Initial negotiations have begun between the Catholic Church’s Order of the Holy Sepulcher and Bill Gates’s Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts chain about the potential opening of a luxury hotel near St. Peter’s Basilica, catering to the wealthier tourists and pilgrims visiting the Eternal City.

The property in question is the Palazzo di Domenico della Rovere in Borgo, simply called “Palazzo della Rovere,” which is located along the Via della Conciliazione, the main street leading up to the embrace of Bernini’s colonnades in St. Peter’s Square.

Previously owned by the Jesuit order, the building now belongs to the