22 February 2017
HOTEL DE RUSSIE NAMED FIVE-STAR HOTEL BY FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE IN ITS OFFICIAL 2017 STAR RATING ANNOUNCEMENT
Forbes Travel Guide unveiled its annual Star Rating list, naming Hotel de Russie and Hotel Savoy as Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotels. Hotel de Russie and Hotel Savoy, both Rocco Forte Hotels, will be showcased with all of the Star Rating recipients on ForbesTravelGuide.com.
Designed by world-famous architect Tommaso Ziffer, Hotel de Russie, with its 121 bedrooms, sits on Rome’s fashionable Via del Babuino, between the Spanish Steps and the Piazza del Popolo. Its beautiful Secret Garden created by Giuseppe Valadier, is full of 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 to host events, as well as the Nijinsky Suite with its extensive private terrace, ideal for al fresco dining and exclusive entertaining.
Other highlights include the Popolo and Picasso Suites recently refurbished and redesigned by Olga Polizzi, Director of Design for Rocco Forte Hotels and sister of Sir Rocco Forte. Remodeled in the style of private apartments, the suites combine joyful colours with authentic Italian fabrics and eclectic objects, both with stunning views onto Piazza del Popolo or the Secret Garden. 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, our bio-cosmetic line made in Italy and created exclusively for Rocco Forte Spas.
With the finest location between Ponte Vecchio and the Duomo, facing the lively Piazza della Repubblica, Hotel Savoy encompasses the essence of Florence with its contemporary and timeless style and elegance. It’s a place that instantly attunes you to the culture of the city, where personal service is delivered with gracious ease. The rooms and recently refurbished suites with views onto Piazza della Repubblica or the Duomo, are elegant yet contemporary, combining Italian design with artworks inspired by Florentine fashion traditions. For a truly memorable dining experience combining delicious flavours and tradition, guests can indulge in healthy reinventions of Tuscan classics by celebrity chef Fulvio Pierangelini at Irene Firenze, the 1950s style Florentine bistro. The hotel also offers a private room suitable for any kind of event,and a gym situated at the top of the hotel, with stunning views over Florence.
Martin Elsner, Managing Director at Hotel de Russie and Hotel Savoy commented: “We feel incredibly gratified to receive the Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award again this year and to be included in this prestigious collection of luxury. I would like to dedicate this achievement to every single member of our wonderful Team. From the creative and innovative approach that encourages us to offer ever more original experiences to our guests, to our everyday passion in conveying a genuine service and a personalised stay in Rome and Florence.”
For the second year running, Hotel de Russie and Hotel Savoy have received the luxury travel ratings that have been the gold standard in the hospitality industry since 1958.
“We are delighted to recognize the 2017 Star Rating recipients, an exceptional collection of hotels, restaurants and spas that demonstrates a strong culture of service,” said Gerard J. Inzerillo, Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Travel Guide.
“In an online environment of confusion and clutter, Forbes Travel Guide is the most trusted source of information to assist guests in making informed decisions,” Inzerillo said. “These properties, the largest and most global group in the company’s history, achieve an impeccable standard of excellence in hospitality, underscoring our overall mission of positively contributing to the international tourism industry as well as individual hotel experience. We are proud to congratulate everyone associated with the prestigious properties recognized today.”
For a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star ratings, visit www.forbestravelguide.com/about/ratings.
Connect with Forbes Travel Guide:
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Communications & Marketing Executive
Hotel de Russie – Rome
Hotel Savoy – Florence
Tel +39 06 32 88 88 43
Communications & Marketing Manager
Hotel Savoy – Florence
Hotel De Russie - Rome
Tel: +39 055 2302188
Notes to Editors
About Forbes Travel Guide:
Forbes Travel Guide is the originator of the prestigious Five-Star Rating system, and has provided the travel industry’s most comprehensive ratings and reviews of hotels, restaurants and spas since 1958. Forbes Travel Guide has a team of expert inspectors who anonymously evaluate properties against up to 800 rigorous and objective standards in 162 destinations across 44 countries. Forbes Travel Guide is the most prestigious standard for luxury hospitality worldwide. For more information about Forbes Travel Guide, visit www.forbestravelguide.com.
About 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