23 February 2016
HOTEL DE RUSSIE AND HOTEL SAVOY NAMED FIVE-STAR HOTELS BY FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE IN ITS OFFICIAL 2016 STAR RATING ANNOUNCEMENT
ROME — (February 23, 2016) — 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, Rocco Forte Hotels, will be showcased with all of the Star Rating recipients on ForbesTravelGuide.com.
Designed by world-famous architect Tommaso Ziffer, the 122-bedroom Hotel de Russie sits on Rome’s fashionable Via del Babuino, between the Spanish Steps and the Piazza del Popolo. Its iconic Secret Garden designed by 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, overseen by the illustrious Chef Fulvio Pierangelini, with superb Mediterranean cuisine. Other highlights include a state-of-the-art gym and the De Russie Spa. There are also four meeting rooms to host private celebrations or corporate events, as well as the Nijinsky Suite with its extensive private terrace, ideal for al fresco dining and exclusive entertaining.
Hotel Savoy is located on Piazza della Repubblica, in the heart of the city of Florence, next to the Duomo, and within walking distance of the Ponte Vecchio and world-class fashion boutiques. The hotel houses 102 newly renovated bedrooms including the recently re-launched Repubblica Suite with a 110 square metre terrace and stunning views of the square. Locals and guests enjoy the recently opened Irene, the Bistro which offers Tuscan delicacies created by the celebrated Chef Fulvio Pierangelini. During the warmer months guests dine on the Hotel Savoy’s Private Terrace on Piazza della Repubblica. The hotel also has meeting facilities for up to 60 guests and a gym at the top of the hotel with stunning views over Florence.
Martin Elsner, Vice President Operations Rocco Forte Hotels, commented: “we are very honoured to receive this prestigious Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award and to be recognised for excellence in the luxury hospitality in Florence and Rome. This highly coveted accolade reflects our Forte philosophy, and continuous passion and dedication of our Team in delivering our discerning guests a personalised service and an authentic travel experience in Rome and Florence".
Hotel de Russie and Hotel Savoy are the latest additions to the luxury travel ratings that have been the gold standard in the hospitality industry since 1958.
“Our Star Ratings recognize the finest hotels, restaurants and spas in the world. These ratings serve as the most authoritative guideposts for guests seeking exceptional travel experiences. Our primary mission is to contribute to excellence in hospitality, serving the global tourism industry as well as the guest,” said Gerard J. Inzerillo, Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Travel Guide. “We’re proud to be associated with the new additions to our global list.”
For a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star ratings, visit www.forbestravelguide.com/about/ratings
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About Forbes Travel Guide:
Forbes Travel Guide, formerly Mobil 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, providing consumers the insight to make betterinformed travel and leisure decisions. Forbes Travel Guide is the gold standard for luxury hospitality ratings worldwide.
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About 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 Resort 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