Rocco Forte Hotels
PROFILE & PHILOSOPHY
Our hotels are landmarks right at the very heart of the city, except for our resort, which is suitably remote. They’re as much a part of each location’s landscape as the Spanish Steps in Rome or St Isaac’s Cathedral in St Petersburg. They’re colourful, characterful buildings with interiors that resonate with the local culture.
While each of our hotels has its own personality, our exacting standards ensure a personal and attentive service that unites them all. As a family who has been in hospitality for four generations, we have a warm-hearted approach that is embraced by our hotels.
HISTORY IN TEN DATES
• 1996 – Founded by Sir Rocco Forte and Olga Polizzi
• 1996 – RF Hotels acquires The Balmoral, Edinburgh
• 2000 – RF Hotels acquires Hotel de Russie, Hotel Savoy, Hotel Astoria and Hotel Amigo
• 2001 – RF Hotels changes its name to Rocco Forte Hotels
• 2003 – Rocco Forte Hotels acquires Brown’s Hotel
• 2006 – Rocco Forte Hotels acquires Hotel de Rome and Villa Kennedy
• 2007 – Rocco Forte Hotels changes its name to The Rocco Forte Collection and acquires The Charles Hotel
• 2010 – Verdura Resort opens
• 2011 – The Rocco Forte Collection reverts back to Rocco Forte Hotels
• 2016: opening of Assila Hotel, Jeddah, KSA
TRAVELLER MADE HOTEL PARTNERS
- Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt
- Hotel de Rome, Berlin
- Charles Hotel, Munich
- Villa Kennedy Frankfurt, a Rocco Forte Hotel
FUTURE OPENINGS & PROJECTS
- 2019: Shanghai, Rome
70 Jermyn Street, London, SW1Y 6NY, UK
MORE ABOUT ROCCO FORTE ORIENTATION
Families R Forte Programme: We understand that parents like to spend time with their children – and we also know that sometimes they need some time to themselves. We understand that every family has its own needs – we help them all make the most of their stay.
Our Families R Forte programme ensures younger guests will be just as pampered as the grown-ups. We welcome children of all ages – our programme is tailored for babies, kids and teens.
Within our hotels there are details that children will love, from our Families R Forte passport, pint-sized bathrobes and cuddly toys for younger ones to spa treatments for teens. Extra beds, cots, high chairs and babysitting can all be provided on request.
Our concierge teams are full of ideas for family activities based on discovering new places and re-visiting old favourites.
We all search for wellbeing. Rocco Forte Spas is born from this desire. All of our spas have Rocco Forte Rituals, Rocco Forte Fitness and Rocco Forte Nourish. Verdura Resort also has Rocco Forte Health, and each spa has strong local accents.
Rocco Forte Rituals inspire the senses: aromas abound whilst our expert therapists pamper you from head to toe. These signature treatments are carried out with our very own product line, Forte Organics. Inspired by products grown at our resort in Sicily, our bio-cosmetics are rich in vitamins and backed by scientific research.
Rocco Forte Fitness is inspired by the Forte family’s commitment to sport. We have an innovative approach to fitness, with the most cutting-edge equipment and professional trainers.
Rocco Forte Nourish ensures that you can eat healthily throughout our hotels. We have special, healthy dishes on our dining menus, created by nutritional experts and using local and seasonal produce. We also have a bespoke nourishing In Room Bar option.
With Rocco Forte Spas, we want you to take home great new habits and leave us looking, feeling and being better.
Each of our restaurants have their own specially curated menus, interior design, theme and style of service – they are unique and tailored to the needs of the city. Lydia Forte and Fulvio Pierangelini are involved in the smallest detail of every restaurant and bar, ensuring that the freshest, most seasonal ingredients, create the most simple and delicious food. Our restaurants and bars that stand alone, separately to the hotels – they are not just for hotel guests, but also spaces where locals celebrate, come for morning coffees and have casual dinners with friends or family.
We also understand the desire for healthy food, which is why we have created the Rocco Forte Nourish menus, mentioned above.
Every Rocco Forte Spa offers Rocco Forte Fitness, an innovative approach to fitness, with the most cutting-edge equipment and professional trainers.
At Verdura Resort, we have two 18 hole championship golf courses and a 9-hole par-3 course designed by Kyle Phillips, a Golf Academy with extensive practice facilites, including a driving range and putting greens ; six clay tennis courts at the Verdura Tennis Academy ; a football pitch ; a 60-metre infinity swimming pool, and a 2km private beach with a wealth of watersports facilities.
The Art Running Tours at De Russie Spa in Rome allows guests to exercise and see the sights of the city with an expert guide.
Our selection of boutiques at Verdura Resort include Mariù, Ortigia Boutique, 100% Capri.
Our Forte Organics products – our new bio-cosmetic line created in Italy exclusively for Rocco Forte Hotels – are available exclusively at our Rocco Forte Spas.
A Butler service is available upon request.