07 December 2017
A SPARKLING CHRISTMAS AT HOTEL DE RUSSIE WITH VHERNIER
Rome, November 2017 - Hotel de Russie, a Rocco Forte hotel in Rome, is delighted to announce an exclusive partnership with Italian jewellery brand Vhernier to celebrate the festive season. The treasured Italian brand and the elegant luxury hotel have collaborated to create beautifully unique Christmas decorations that combine Vhernier’s design finesse with the timeless charm of Hotel de Russie.
To get guests into the festive spirit, a majestic five meter tree decorated with 400 sparkling gold balloons of different sizes and embellished with sumptuous velvet coral ribbon will be erected in the stunning Piazzetta Valadier. The impressive Vhernier Christmas tree stands on a shimmering base of 20 golden baskets.
This year the magical atmosphere of Christmas enlivens the iconic staircase of Hotel de Russie, which will be adorned with special decorations inspired by the bespoke Vhernier “Palloncino” jewellery collection.
During the festive period, the entrance of the hotel will also be decorated with an extravagant Christmas floral installation with red and gold balloons created by Hotel de Russie’s exceptional in-house florist Sebastian Bierings and his team (Sebastian Flowers Italy) inspired by the Vhernier concept.
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Hotel de Russie, Roma | Hotel Savoy, Firenze | Verdura Resort, Sicily
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Notes to Editors
VHERNIER is an Italian jewelry brand that draws its inspiration from modern and contemporary art. The brand was founded in 1984 with the vocation to create jewels that are brave, new, and unusual. From the beginning it has committed to its passion for the exploration of form, matter and color, and
based its research and identity on the finest characteristics stemming from the legacy of Italian art. VHERNIER’s creations have come to be recognized and appreciated for their use of bold volumes and color. Each piece is an entirely unique item, crafted by hand by highly skilled artisans in the workshops located in Valenza, Italy.
Hotel de Russie
Part of Rocco Forte Hotels, The Hotel de Russie is a luxury five-star hotel located in the heart of the beautiful city of Rome between the Spanish Steps and Piazza del Popolo on the Via del Babuino. The hotel is within easy walking distance of Rome's key attractions, fashion houses and Via Condotti. The Vatican City, with St Peter's and the Sistine Chapel, is just a ten-minute walk from the Hotel de Russie while Piazza Navona and the Trevi Fountain are also within easy access. The most unique luxury hotel in Rome, Hotel de Russie provides a stunning feature - extensive, terraced gardens, the “Secret Garden”, so called because it is hidden behind the building which overlooks Via del Babuino, and provides a tranquil oasis amidst the bustle of central Rome where you can dine alfresco at “Le Jardin de Russie” Restaurant or enjoy a peaceful stroll.
Rocco Forte Hotels
Established by Sir Rocco Forte and sister, Olga Polizzi in 1996, Rocco Forte Hotels is a family of 11 individual hotels and resorts. All of the hotels are landmarks, both old and new, occupying magnificent buildings in exceptional locations. Led by a family who has been in hospitality for four generations, the hotels are united by their distinctive approach to service ensuring guests experience the best of the cities and surrounding areas.
Rocco Forte Hotels comprises: Hotel de Russie, Rome; Hotel Savoy, Florence; Verdura Resort, Sicily; The Balmoral, Edinburgh; Brown’s Hotel, London; The Charles Hotel, Munich; Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt; Hotel de Rome, Berlin; Hotel Amigo, Brussels; Hotel Astoria, St Petersburg, Assila Hotel, Jeddah.
Future opening: Rome in 2018, Shanghai in 2018
Rosie O’Brien, Group Communications Director
Rocco Forte Hotels