Rocco Forte News

Breaking Travel News interview: Stuart Johnson, managing director, Brown’s Hotel

Breaking Travel News interview: Stuart Johnson, managing director, Brown’s Hotel

5 October 2018 Focus

Having served as general manager of Brown’s for 11 years, Stuart Johnson has spent the last two on a globetrotting secondment, largely developing the upcoming Westbund Hotel in Shanghai ahead of its opening next summer. Now, returning to his first love, he tells Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole about his plans for this historic property

Masseria Torre Maizza to join Rocco Forte Hotels

Masseria Torre Maizza to join Rocco Forte Hotels

5 September 2018 Hotel News

Rocco Forte Hotels is taking over the operations of Masseria Torre Maizza, an existing five-star resort located in Puglia, Italy. The hotel will reopen as a Rocco Forte hotel in May 2019 following a significant refurbishment of its facilities.

Verdura Resort welcomes three new luxurious villas

Verdura Resort welcomes three new luxurious villas

15 August 2017 Hotel News

Verdura Resort, the Rocco Forte Hotel in Sicily, has just unveiled its three new luxurious villas. The new villas are designed by Olga Polizzi, Rocco Forte Hotels director of building and design, and offer a stylish and elegant aesthetic, perfect for family and group stays at the Sicilian resort.

Brown’s Hotel, London, appoints new managing director

Brown’s Hotel, London, appoints new managing director

11 December 2016 Hotel News

Marco Novella has been appointed the position of managing director of Brown’s Hotel, the renowned London property for Rocco Forte Hotels. While being based primarily at Brown’s Hotel, Novella will also oversee two other hotels within the group; The Balmoral in Edinburgh and Hotel Amigo in Brussels.

Rocco Forte Hotels welcomes Assila Hotel to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Rocco Forte Hotels welcomes Assila Hotel to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

17 November 2016 Hotel News

Rocco Forte Hotels has welcomed the long awaited Assila Hotel to the developing Saudi hospitality market of Jeddah. Prominently placed at the centre of Jeddah’s most fashionable business and shopping district, Assila Hotel is the ideal destination for business visitors and leisure guests who wish to enjoy the European warmth, charm and outstanding level of bespoke service of Rocco Forte Hotels, enhanced by traditional Arabian hospitality.

Rocco Forte to open second hotel in Rome

Rocco Forte to open second hotel in Rome

A second Rocco Forte hotel will open in Rome in 2018, following the ongoing success of the existing Rocco Forte hotel in the city, Hotel de Russie. Rocco Forte Hotels, which is 23 per cent owned by the Gruppo Cassa Depositi e Prestiti through CDP Equity, will work with the real estate division of Reale Group to renovate and upgrade the Hotel De La Ville.

Rocco Forte Hotels reveals Map My Future careers app

Rocco Forte Hotels reveals Map My Future careers app

Rocco Forte Hotels has developed the new ‘Map My Future’ app as part of a competition set up by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, inviting hospitality and retail companies to present ideas for company projects and to apply for funding. The funding was awarded to the projects that best demonstrated how their idea would benefit employees by supporting career progression and addressing skills gaps.