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11 May 2017

Press Release

FRANK HELLER IS APPOINTED REGIONAL DIRECTOR OF ROCCO FORTE HOTELS IN GERMANY

Munich, May 2017 – Frank Heller, General Manager of the Charles Hotel in Munich, has been appointed as the new Regional Director of Rocco Forte Hotels in Germany. In this new function, he will be responsible for all three German Rocco Forte hotels, including the Hotel de Rome in Berlin and Villa Kennedy in Frankfurt.

Together with the other General Managers of the hotels, Frank Heller will focus on the strategic further development of the Rocco Forte hotels in Germany, and optimise the famously high quality and service standard of the group. He will continue to be based in Munich. 

“With Frank Heller in this important position, we were able to appoint an established Rocco Forte Hotels General Manager, who already has a long history of successes,” says Maurizio Saccani, Director of Operations for Rocco Forte Hotels.

Since its opening in 2007, Frank Heller has been General Manager of The Charles Hotel, which is celebrating its 10th birthday in October this year. Additionally, in the role of Interim General Manager, he has also been responsible for the opening of Assila Hotel in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, since last year.

Before Heller began his career with Rocco Forte Hotels, he held various different management positions with Starwood Hotels including Resident Manager of the famous Seehotel Überfahrt in Rottach-Egern; Food & Beverage Director for the Millennium Hotel Stuttgart; Director of Operations for Falkensteiner Hotels and Resorts in Italy, and as both Assistant Manager and Banquet Manager for the Intercontinental Hotel Dubai.

Regarding his appointment, Frank Heller said: “I am very excited about the further development of the brand and the individual hotels in Germany. The entrepreneurial spirit, the exceptional service concept and the individuality of the buildings are all hallmarks of the Rocco Forte brand that fascinate me.”

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The Charles Hotel
The Charles Hotel, the „Münchner Kindl“ of the Rocco Forte Hotels, is the latest 5-star superior hotel in Munich with modern design. Located in a unique position between the Old Botanical Garden, the Karlsplatz as well as the Königsplatz, the Hotel is the ideal starting point for business and private travellers. Built in 2007, the award-winning Hotel has 160 guestrooms and suites, which are amongst the largest in Munich with a minimum size of 40 square meters. Olga Polizzi, sister of Sir Rocco Forte, is responsible for the interior design.

Press Contact The Charles Hotel:

Nicole Hüsken
Public Relations Manager
The Charles Hotel
Sophienstr. 28
80333 München
Tel.: +49 89 544 555 1440
E-Mail: nhuesken@roccofortehotels.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; 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: Shanghai in 2018, Rome 2018

www.roccofortehotels.com

Media Enquiries:
Rosie O’Brien, Group Communications Director
Rocco Forte Hotels
Email: robrien@roccofortehotels.com