Via Latina 27

00179 Rome (IT)

+39 351 93 70 612

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"The challenge is to know how to best base the two concepts realizing each time a shared vision, an execution that is faithful to it, a result that has its own identity".

- Michele Arcarese



Michele Arcarese was born in Rome and graduated from the university “La Sapienza – Valle Giulia” in Rome. He attended the post-graduate course in landscape design at the Ecole du Paysage de Versailles, France. He served as an instructor at the University of Rome.

In 2001 he founded his own architecture and design studio and currently works in Italy, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Russia, and England. He designs hotels belonging to international brands such as Hilton, Marriott, Jumeirah. He collaborates as a designer with important furniture and luxury brands such as Rubelli, MLE, Turri, and others.

His creations have participated in and won many international awards such as:

Cannes Nomination, Best Three Hotels Projects in the World 2010, nominated Best Luxury Spa Hotel in Europe “World Luxury Hotel Awards”2015, Arte Laguna Prize in Venice, Winner in the category “Business for Art”2017 with Riva in 1920, Winner 2017 Saudi Arabia’s Leading Luxury Hotel Villa.

Meet The Team

"My team is emotionally and functionally involved in every project"

The team accurately reflects the strengths of the Italian style of work: high quality, flexibility, speed, empathy, and intuition, whilst also embracing an international approach to design.

Founded in Rome, Italy, in the year 2000.  The Michele Arcarese studio specializes in architecture, luxury, and design. With clients in multiples countries such as Europe, Asia, and North America. The studio gives each project a unique personality thanks to the passion of a close-knit multi-disciplinary team and the use of Italian craftsmanship with the excellence of Brianza recognized worldwide.

Winner of numerous awards, the studio has created a wide variety of sophisticated and exclusive hotels, retail outlets and private residences, building trust and solid relationships with important brands such as Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Hilton, Marriott, Jumeirah, Sheraton, Sofitel, Barceló, NH hotel, Best Western, villages, and many others. The philosophy of the studio is to combine reason and emotion in order to bring the client's vision to life with meticulous care.

Michele and his team offer timeless architecture and design solutions, immersed in the local context, faithful to the customer's taste and the brand's individuality.

Mariangela Caiffa


Katerina Ivakina


Sabina Colombo


Ashley Gadeova


Pierre Busnelli


Alessandro Mazza


Orazio Vigliotti


 Francesca Crastì Pidarello


Leonardo Aiuti