The Rocco Forte Collection’s first ever golf and spa resort, Verdura in Sicily, will reopen its doors for its first full season on March 1 2010.
The luxurious Olga Polizzi-designed resort, complete with 1.8km of private coastline, three links style golf courses, a 4,000sq metre thalassotherapy spa and four restaurants, is situated in a beautiful corner of South West Sicily, one hour’s drive from Palermo.
To celebrate the reopening of the resort, Verdura has launched a Spring promotion from March 1 to April 29 (excluding Easter) offering guests booking a stay on a bed and breakfast basis a complimentary upgrade to half-board, unlimited green fees and a complimentary 50—minute spa treatment for each three night stay.
Sir Rocco Forte, chairman and CEO of The Rocco Forte Collection, explains, “From the outset I wanted to create a truly luxurious resort which offered exceptional golf, spa and dining experiences amid panoramic views and spectacular design. With 1.8km of coastline and 230 hectares of land, Verdura offers an incredible feeling of space for those staying in the 203 rooms and suites of the hotel. My sister Olga Polizzi has worked very hard to create a look that is both luxurious and striking - our guests will know they are waking up in Sicily.”
Golfers will enjoy a first-rate experience with two 18 –hole championship golf courses as well as a 9-hole par-3 course, set into the Sicilian countryside designed by renowned golf architect Kyle Philips. The spectacular 4,000sq metre Verdura Spa is a tranquil retreat offering luxurious treatments using local olive oil and extracts from oranges and lemons. The spa also houses a lap pool, fitness centre, hammam, beauty salon and open-air thalassotherapy pools.
Families will be very well looked after with a Verdura’s Kids Club and Teenagers Club, many land and sea activities, including tennis, sailing, windsurfing and a 60-metre two tiered swimming pool.
Sir Rocco Forte continues, “Verdura brings together the talent and experience of some of the world’s best hotel, golf course and spa designers, who have used the vivid Sicilian setting as the inspiration for their work.”