12 July 2017
HOTEL DE RUSSIE IS AWARDED BEST HOTEL IN ROME IN TRAVEL+LEISURE’S 2017 WORLD’S BEST AWARDS
Rome, 12 July 2017 - Hotel de Russie is proud to announce that it has been recognized as the Best Hotel in Rome in the prestigious Travel + Leisure's 2017 World's Best Awards, showcasing readers’ favorite destinations, hotels, resorts, spas, airlines, cruise lines, tour operators, rental-car agencies.
Designed by world-famous architect Tommaso Ziffer and Olga Polizzi, Director of Design at Rocco Forte Hotels, Hotel de Russie with its 121 bedrooms, sits on Rome’s fashionable Via del Babuino, between the Spanish Steps and the Piazza del Popolo.
The beautiful Secret Garden designed by renowned 19th-century-architect Giuseppe Valadier, is filled with orange trees and antique roses. The Secret
Garden features both the Stravinskij Bar, one of the city’s best spots for cocktails and classic Italian aperitivo and Le Jardin de Russie Restaurant, with superb Italian cuisine overseen by the illustrious Chef Fulvio Pierangelini. There are also four meeting rooms for events, as well as the Nijinsky Suite with its extensive private terrace, ideal for al fresco dining and exclusive entertaining.
The award comes after significant renovations and refurbishments, led by Olga Polizzi, Deputy Chairman and Director of Design of Rocco Forte Hotels. The hotel’s new look combines contemporary design with traditional tones creating a new living experience for guests, enhanced by the latest technology. From the private apartment-style Popolo and Picasso suites, to the distinctive design that combines luxury and comfort through detail and elegant furnishings, the refurbishment of all of the rooms Hotel de Russie has further enriched its look and feel to welcome guests in an unparalleled way.
In addition, the hotel also has a state-of-the-art gym and the De Russie Spa, the ultimate urban retreat in the heart of Rome, with signature treatments, such as the Rocco Forte Rituals carried out with Forte Organics, the bio-cosmetic line made in Italy and created exclusively for Rocco Forte Spas.
“It is a great acknowledgment for Hotel de Russie and Rocco Forte Hotels" said Martin Elsner, Managing Director Hotel de Russie “ We are honoured to receive this prestigious award that recognizes our effort towards excellence in luxury hospitality in Rome. Everyday our team work with passion and dedication, delivering our discerning guests a personalised service and an authentic travel experience in the Eternal City”.
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Marketing & Communications Manager, Italy
Hotel de Russie, Rome | Hotel Savoy, Florence | Verdura Resort, Sicily
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Notes to Editor
Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards
Every year, the readers of Travel + Leisure, the largest travel magazine brand in the United States, vote on their favourite destinations, hotels, resorts, spas, airlines, cruise lines, tour operators, rental-car agencies, and more in their World's Best Awards survey. The results of this year's edition—the 22nd—have been announced on the 11th July and are available on www.TravelandLeisure.com
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; Assila Hotel, Jeddah; Brown’s Hotel, London; The Charles Hotel, Munich; Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt; Hotel de Rome, Berlin; Hotel Amigo, Brussels; Hotel Astoria, St Petersburg.
Future opening: Rome in 2018, Shanghai in 2018
Rosie O’Brien, Group Communications Director
Rocco Forte Hotels