22 April 2016
HOTEL DE RUSSIE ANNOUCES THE UNVEILING OF REDESIGNED FORTE SUITES “POPOLO AND PICASSO”
Rome,22h April 2016 - Hotel de Russie, a Rocco Forte hotel in Rome, is delighted to announce the upcoming completion of the full refurbishment of two of its most important Suites – Suite Popolo and Suite Picasso - as well as the soft renovation of a selection of rooms and suites throughout different categories.
From mid-April, our guests are able to enjoy the splendour of Rome from one of the best hotels of the city, experiencing the glamorous suites designed by Olga Polizzi, Director of Design at Rocco Forte Hotels. The two suites are redesigned in style of private apartments and uniquely adorned with original artworks and antique furniture. Olga Polizzi says: “We have endeavoured to keep the original feel of the Hotel de Russie, which is much loved as one of the best hotels in Rome”.
Located on the top floor of the hotel, the newly designed Popolo Suite - 100 square meters with a 45 square meters private terrace overlooking the iconic Piazza del Popolo - features a generous, elegantly furnished master bedroom including a walk-in wardrobe with dedicated spaces "for him" and "for her". Characterised by oranges, purples and yellows that echo papal Rome, the spacious suite has both a comfortable sitting and a dining area with a sofa from the renowned Italian brand Meridiani, a custom made rug with the pattern drawn by Olga Polizzi, and a vintage dining table. The main bathroom features a double shower with separate bath tub decorated with Calacatta Oro Italian marble and a large mosaic panel. The second powder bathroom is for guests. The Suite has timber floors and is elegantly furnished with mid century pieces such as the Forties console, as well as classically modern design pieces such as the large mirror in the entrance. Upon opening the door to the suite, the Roman sculpture of Apollo immediately gives guests a sense of Rome. All the fabrics are Italian, greens and burnt amber in luxurious silks and velvets, as well as curtains and decorative cushions from C&C brand.
Named after the famous painter who stayed at the hotel in 1917, Suite Picasso, 80 square meters with a 25 square meters private terrace, offers a breathtaking view over the beautiful Secret Garden of the Hotel and features an exquisitely designed living room, a separate dining room with a private fully serviced bar and a small library. In addition, there is a spacious walk in wardrobe and two bathrooms, a master with a double shower and separate bath tub decorated with Calacatta Oro Italian marble and a large mosaic panel, as well as a second one for guests. The bedroom has been opened up so that light floods through the whole suite, giving a bright, airy feel. The Suite is decorated with Papal yellows and purples, Italian natural fabrics and embellished with antique pieces alongside classic modern Italian furniture and a few eclectic decorative objects. Amongst others, the suite has classically modern Italian pieces by Meridiani, an antique mirror and some furniture designed by the San Patrignano community, and dining table and chairs by B&B from Citterio. There are touches throughout the suite remembering Picasso, such as original prints and cushions with his designs.
The newly Popolo and Picasso Suites are the flagship suites of the newly launched “Rocco Forte Suite Experience” program, forming two of the “Forte Suites”, the absolute top level of suites on offer across the ten European hotels. The new concept gives travellers an indulgent and generous experience from arrival to departure. Guests staying in the new suites are entitled to the following benefits, as well as to an additional special experiences choosing from a menu of ‘backstage passes’ ranging from private shopping tours, art and culture visits, wine tasting sessions, art running tours with our Personal Trainer and more:
- In-suite check-in
- Personalised Concierge services before and during the stay
- Full In Room Bar
- Breakfast in suite or in our restaurant
- Unpacking and packing service
- Pressing of up to four garments
- In-house movies
- High-speed Wi-Fi access
Discover more on the new world-class guest experience that Hotel de Russie has to offer visiting our website roccofortehotels.com/hotel-de-russie
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Notes to Editors
Rocco Forte Hotels
Established by Sir Rocco Forte and sister, Olga Polizzi in 1996, Rocco Forte Hotels is a family of 10 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 Golf & Spa 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.
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Rosie O’Brien, Group Communications Director
Rocco Forte Hotels