The Palace Hotel was designed in the early 1900s by architect Carlo Busiri Vici in the Neo-renaissance style. It was originally home to ambassadors staying in Rome. Via Veneto was already one of the Belle Epoque districts of Rome, with luxury hotels and shops, and Parisian-style cafés. In the 1950s and ‘60s, the street shot to worldwide fame when it was immortalised by Federico Fellini in his film, La Dolce Vita. The street soon became a destination for artists and stars from the world of cinema. From 1946 the Palace Hotel was the home of the US Embassy Library. The owners reopened the building in 1993 as the Ambasciatori Palace Hotel.