06 November 2018
HOTEL DE ROME NAMED HOTEL OF THE YEAR 2019
The Hotel de Rome, a Rocco Forte Hotel, was honoured with two awards at the 21st Busche Gala Awards: The five-star superior hotel on Berlin’s Bebelplatz received the award "Hotel of the Year 2019" and General Manager Gordon Debus received the award "Hotel Manager of the Year 2019". Renowned speakers such as TV presenter Ulrich Wickert, former Mayor of Berlin Klaus Wowereit and Dr. Dominik Pförringer presented the awards.
Every year, the editorial offices of the Busche publications “Schlemmer Atlas” and “Schlummer Atlas” honour outstanding personalities for their achievements, including chefs, hosts and connoisseurs. This year, 45 prize winners were chosen in the four categories of gastronomy, hotel business, life's work and epicure.
RTL presenter Frauke Ludowig hosted the award ceremony in the Apollosaal of the Berlin Opera “Staatsoper Unter den Linden”.
Afterwards, 400 invited guests from the industry as well as prominent guests and representatives from culture, politics and business celebrated at the Hotel de Rome and enjoyed the after-show party "Diamonds Night". VIP Guests were among others: Charles Forte, actress Iris Berben and actor Benno Fürmann, tv-chef Tim Mälzer, King of Food Michael Käfer, Michelin star chefs Heinz Winkler and Christian Bau.
About Hotel de Rome, a Rocco Forte Hotel
The Hotel de Rome, a Rocco Forte Hotel is housed in the restored former headquarters of Dresdner Bank of 1889, unique in its combination of listed architecture and contemporary design, coupled with the highest level of comfort and very personal Rocco Forte service. As one of the few luxury hotels in an original historic building, the five-star superior hotel reflects the metropolis in a special way.
With 145 rooms and suites and its unique location on the historic Bebelplatz, it is an architectural jewel in the heart of Berlin and guarantees a private atmosphere. The Hotel de Rome belongs to "The Leading Hotels of the World".
About Rocco Forte Hotels
The Rocco Forte Hotels are a group of 11 individual hotels and resorts founded in 1996 by Sir Rocco Forte and his sister Olga Polizzi. All hotels are sightseeing in their own way - old or new - and are located in historic buildings in exceptional locations. Under the management of a family that is already in its fourth generation in the hotel business, all the hotels are united by the unmistakable service approach of offering their guests the best possible experience in the respective city and surroundings. The Rocco Forte Hotels include: Hotel de Russie in Rome, Hotel Savoy in Florence, Verdura Resort in Sicily, The Balmoral in Edinburgh, Brown's Hotel in London; The Charles Hotel in Munich, Villa Kennedy in Frankfurt am Main, Hotel de Rome in Berlin, Hotel Amigo in Brussels, Hotel Astoria in Saint Petersburg, Assila Hotel in Jeddah.
Newopenings in 2019: Rome, Puglia und Shanghai.
Newopeningin 2020: Palermo
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