Born in 1960, Antonello de Medici boasts an illustrious career in the hospitality sector, having held general manager positions for brands including Starwood Hotels, Marriott and Hilton.
Built in 1900, Villa Igiea has been renovated by Olga Polizzi, design director of Rocco Forte Hotels, in collaboration with architects Paolo Moschino and Philip Vergeylen of Nicholas Haslam Studios.
Hotels across Italy are facing mass cancellations after the UK was added to the Covid at-risk list. Travellers now have to either provide evidence of a negative test in the last 72 hours, or be tested on arrival.
Rocco Forte Hotels has signed for a new five-star hotel opening in the fashionable centre of Milan. The hotel will be the first Rocco Forte property in the Italian city and is set to welcome guests in 2023 after a full refurbishment.
Rocco Forte has confirmed that a number of hotels and resorts within the group are set to reopen for the summer months. Properties in Italy and Germany will be the first to reopen their doors this month.
Rocco Forte Hotels is encouraging people to hold onto their plans by offering the opportunity to freely postpone any booking made before August. The offer applies to travel through the year and well into 2021.
Rocco Forte Hotels has announced the appointment of Jan Arnold to the role of vice president of sales. Based in Frankfurt, Arnold will direct a team of 24 regional sales directors and managers located in 12 countries in Europe, the Middle East, the Americas and China.
The Balmoral, a Rocco Forte hotel in Edinburgh, has revealed a new look for one of its signature suites, The Glamis. The location was designed by Olga Polizzi, Rocco Forte Hotels’ director of building and design, and sister to Rocco Forte
The Balmoral in Edinburgh, a Rocco Forte Hotel, has announced Mark Donald as the new head chef at Number One - the hotel’s Michelin starred restaurant. Donald joins Number One, named after the hotel’s address at one Princes Street, from Sydney, Australia, where he was head chef at Bentley Restaurant & Bar.
The piece de resistance of the new front hall is the hand painted wallpaper featuring whimsical wisteria, created exclusively for Brown’s by renowned British interior designer, Adam Ellis.
Located in the charming town of Savellestri di Fasano, Masseria Torre Maizza is a historic farmhouse dating back to the 16th century, surrounded by ancient olive trees and a nine-hole golf course.