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At Rocco Forte Hotels

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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.
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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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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.
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The Donovan Bar’s Lavender Me mocktail
With its lightly floral flavour and pretty lilac hue, the Lavender Me mocktail is an undeniable celebration of spring. Created by Salvatore Calabrese for the Donovan Bar at Brown’s Hotel, who are as inventive with their non-alcoholic concoctions as they are with their signature serves, this delicious and delicate cocktail is the ideal seasonal drink.
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Brown’s lemon and raspberry cupcakes
Light and fruity, these dainty and delicious lemon and raspberry cupcakes are the ideal centrepiece for a springtime Afternoon Tea. True connoisseurs of Afternoon Tea, Brown’s Hotel serves its award-winning menu in hotel’s wood panelled English Tea Room. Perfect for baking at home with little ones, recreate the magic of this iconic institution at home with this simple cupcake recipe.
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Why Putting Children First Makes the Perfect Family Holiday
Oliver James, one of Britain’s leading experts on child psychology, has really understood the effect that travel has on children, and why it is so important to their development. Adults have long regarded holidays as not only a way to relax and get away from the stresses and strains of everyday life, but as a way to learn, build bonds and create life-long memories. Children are no different in this respect, but what stimulates them is distinctive from their parents.
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Salvatore Calabrese’s Vintage Honey Bee Cocktail
Master mixologist Salvatore Calabrese is renowned for his infectious passion for vintage spirits. From 18th century cognac to gin bottled in the 1960s, Salvatore’s drinks cabinet is a thing of wonder, filled with rare and extraordinary bottles.
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Fantastic New Experiences for Spring
From horse riding in London's Hyde Park to street art in Rome and a special ceramics masterclass in Sicily, your clients have a wealth of exciting new experiences to choose from. Take advantage of our latest experiences and adventures when booking an escape this spring.
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Irene Forte Skincare: The Sicilian Secret to Glowing Skin
Inspired by Sicily and with ingredients handpicked from Verdura Resort’s organic farm, Irene Forte Skincare has been painstakingly developed over three years. Named after its founder, Rocco Forte Hotels Wellness Director Irene Forte, Irene Forte Skincare is a multi-benefit, natural and sustainable skincare brand that is the Mediterranean diet for your skin. Here, Irene Forte introduces the brand, and her secret to glowing skin.
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The Rocco Forte Christmas Gift Guide for Boys and Girls
Add a little extra sparkle to your Christmas shopping this year with our gift guide for boys and girls. Whether you choose an exciting experience or a toy that will be treasured for years to come, each gift will remind them of your family holiday in our host cities.
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A Christmas to Remember with Brown’s Hotel and Boodles
Two brands that epitomise superlative British style, Brown’s Hotel has joined forces with Mayfair fine jeweller Boodles for a show-stopping Christmas season. More than just neighbours on Albemarle Street, both companies are family-run businesses with creativity and exceptional service at the heart of what they do.
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Meet Mayfair’s Artisans of Luxury
Home to many of Britain’s most talented jewellers, tailors, shoemakers and designers, Mayfair has maintained its reputation for exclusive handcrafted items for centuries.
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Renzo Piano at The Royal Academy
From London’s Shard to New York’s Whitney Museum, Renzo Piano’s visionary buildings define the cities they occupy. This autumn, his incredible body of work is showcased in a fascinating retrospective at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, in partnership with Rocco Forte Hotels.
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Salvatore Calabrese’s Vintage Honey Bee Cocktail
Master mixologist Salvatore Calabrese is renowned for his infectious passion for vintage spirits. From 18th century cognac to gin bottled in the 1960s, Salvatore’s drinks cabinet is a thing of wonder, filled with rare and extraordinary bottles.
London