The Notebook

At Rocco Forte Hotels

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Up close and personal with our Forte Suites
Each of our hotels is meticulously designed to accentuate the culture, history and aesthetic ethos of our host cities. In particular, our Forte Suites—the largest and most glamorous of our personalised suites—have been designed to give guests a rich sense of place, creating a timeless elegance that seamlessly blends the old and the new, the contemporary and the antique. But sometimes, look and feel is not enough. In order to enhance our guests’ understanding and enjoyment of our destinations, we’ve developed a series of intimate insider experiences, available when booking our exclusive Forte Suites.
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Events worth travelling for this summer
Whatever your passion, you’ll find it in Italy this summer. From unforgettable art exhibitions to dramatic sporting competitions and family-friendly festivals, there’s an abundance of exceptional experiences to discover across our destinations.
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Getting to Know Chef Alain Roux
Part of the esteemed Roux cooking dynasty, Alain Roux is a man who needs little introduction. Son of Michel Roux OBE and cousin of Michel Jr, the master chef has been responsible for some of the UK’s most respected eateries.
Edinburgh
Exquisite Europe: An opera lover’s adventure in Berlin
Germany is truly an unparalleled destination for opera lovers, and Berlin is home to some of the country’s most renowned concert venues and orchestras. Komische Oper stages a variety of performances and the Deutsche Oper offers the largest auditorium, but Staatsoper Berlin is both the most beautiful and the oldest. Home to the Berlin State Opera for over 250 years, a visit to this historic venue is an unforgettable experience.
Berlin
The most beautiful Tuscan road trips
There are few more extraordinary ways to explore the unbelievable beauty of Tuscany than behind the wheel of a top-of-the-range Ferrari. Perfect for motoring enthusiasts, Hotel Savoy is offering guests the driving experience of a lifetime with a bespoke, individually tailored Ferrari road trip. Simply pick your vehicle of choice (perhaps the Ferrari 488 Spider, a Ferrari Portofino or the Ferrari California Turbo?) and set off on one of these unforgettable Tuscan road trips.
Florence
A joint commitment to architecture and the environment: The Rocco Forte Hotels Architecture Prize
Reflected throughout our properties, Rocco Forte Hotels’ passion for art is one of the founding pillars of the brand. We’ve proven our commitment over the years, not least by supporting a number of events and exhibitions at the Royal Academy of Arts, including last year’s architectural display, Renzo Piano: The Art of Making Buildings.
London
Pikeperch fillet with pea-mint purée and raw marinated carrots
Perfect for a light lunch or healthy dinner, this fresh, easy-to-prepare recipe looks very pretty on the plate. Combining a delicate fillet of fish with a vibrant pea and mint purée and an array of colourful marinated carrots, this flavourful dish is a guaranteed hit at a dinner party.
Munich
Welcome to Masseria Torre Maizza
Set on the shores of the Adriatic and shrouded by ancient olive trees, Masseria Torre Maizza captures the heart and soul of Puglia. This 16th-century masseria has seen generations of farmers carefully tend the estate’s orchards, vineyards and groves, pressing the fragrant olive oil this region is famous for. Cicadas buzz in the bushes and the waves gently break on the beaches, the waters teeming with startlingly fresh fish and seafood.
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Brand New Hotel Openings in Italy
This spring, Rocco Forte Hotels is delighted to announce the opening of two new stunning Italian properties in Rome and Puglia.
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New Adventures
From a British murder mystery in Mayfair to cutting-edge art in Berlin’s Mitte district, unlock unforgettable group experiences with Rocco Forte Hotels. Entertaining and informative, your clients will be talking about these adventures for years to come.
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Amazing Experiences: Fabulous Food
There’s nothing like great food to bring people together and get them talking. From indulgent Belgian chocolate tastings to Russian caviar classes, Rocco Forte Hotels have created a fabulous range of foodie experiences to give your clients a trip to remember.
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Why wellness is the new watchword in travel
Throughout history, different cultures have had different interests in ‘wellness’. To some, it was the antithesis of illness and the warding off of disease. To others, it was the tenet that would help define their approach to life, from Hippocrates and the Ancient Greeks to the 5,000-year old tradition of Ayurveda.
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Brown’s classic Negroni cocktail
Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019, the Negroni is a characterful classic cocktail that’s famous for its bitter-sweet, bold flavour. The story goes that the cocktail was first created in Florence in the 1920s, when Count Negroni asked for his Americano to be made with gin instead of soda water.
London
Amazing early summer experiences
Early summer is the perfect time for a European break. Increasingly warm yet without the searing heat of late summer, the climate lends itself to new, engaging al fresco experiences. Delight your clients with fascinating and exclusive insights into local history and culture.
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Hotel de la Ville: a new culinary destination in Rome
Breaking from the traditional trattoria menus that dominate so much of Rome’s restaurant scene, Hotel de la Ville stands out as something entirely different. A new culinary destination in Rome, Hotel de la Ville’s six bars and restaurants span a variety of traditions, from contemporary Roman cuisine to ambitious multi-destination menus and tucked away terraces offering theatrical cocktails and spectacular city views.
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