Rocco Forte Hotels has launched a new brand wide spa proposition, Rocco Forte Spas. The new offering is born from the desire to find wellbeing in all the environments that surround us, not only creating an unforgettable experience during a stay at Rocco Forte properties, but also creating new habits that can be continued at home.
Rocco Forte, chairman of Rocco Forte Hotels has attended a signing ceremony in Shanghai, announcing that a Rocco Forte hotel will open in Shanghai in 2018, constituting the group’s first move into the Asia Pacific market. Rocco Forte Hotels will partner with Longhua International to be part of the Longhua International Aviation Service Centre, a new urban complex in Shanghai’s Xuhui Riverside area known as West Bund.
Rocco Forte Hotels, the family of ten hotels across Europe, has announced a newly developed offering for meetings, conferences, events, and incentives - Rocco Forte Events. Creating a consistent offering across the hotels, the group is launching Silver, Gold and Platinum packages. Each of these will be personalised and tailored to clients’ individual requirements with tiered benefits for meeting planners, as well as unique offerings for delegates throughout their stay.
Rosie O’Brien has been appointed the role of group communications director of Rocco Forte Hotels, taking over the position from long standing board member Richard Power. O’Brien joined Rocco Forte Hotels 12 months ago as group public relations manager.
Peter Kienast has been appointed the position of general manager of Hotel de Rome, the Rocco Forte hotel located on the illustrious Bebelplatz in Berlin. Overseeing all aspects of the Berlin award winning hotel, Kienast will be responsible for day to day operations and strategic direction of the hotel, including the 145 rooms and suites, the newly launched La Banca restaurant and bar, the historic ballroom, the seasonal roof terrace as well as the Hotel de Rome Spa and meeting and conferencing offerings.
Rocco Forte Hotels has announced a strategic partnership with Fondo Strategico Italiano Spa, the Italian State-backed sovereign fund 80 per cent controlled by Cassa Depositi e Prestiti and 20 per cent by Bank of Italy. It has a paid-up share capital of €4.4 billion. FSI will inject £60 million into Rocco Forte and Family in exchange for an equity stake of 23 per cent, valuing the enlarged equity at £260 million.
Rocco Forte Hotels has announced the appointment of Gerold Held as general manager for Hotel Astoria in St Petersburg. Held takes over from Walter Neumann, who after a successful three years at the hotel will move to Moscow to assume his new role as chief executive of Azimut Hotels.
Rocco Forte Hotels has confirmed the appointment of Christian Renz to the newly created position of global sales director. This additional post at senior level will further enhance the company’s sales and marketing capability and underpin its revenue growth ambitions.
Rocco Forte Hotels has unveiled VITA HEALTH, a new approach to preventative health, in partnership with Nyjon Eccles, one of the leading Integrated Medicine Physicians, specialising in nutritional, non-invasive and anti-ageing medicine. Available from September 2012 at the award-winning Rocco Forte Verdura Golf & Spa Resort, the results-led VITA HEALTH programmes are the legacy of 25 years of pioneering medical and dietary research, and combine the latest integrative medical techniques and advanced natural therapies.
Rocco Forte Hotels has announced a significant investment to its North American sales operation, which will see the luxury hotel brand establish a new base in New York and expand its North American sales force.
Rocco Forte Hotels has today announced the appointment of Blanche van Berckel as General Manager of the Hotel Amigo, Brussels. Ms van Berckel, who will start in September, takes over from Jacques Vitu who recently left the company.
Rocco Forte Hotels has announced a strengthening of its global sales team as it makes new senior appointments. Working together with the sales teams within each of its 13 luxury properties, the regional sales teams will continue to maximise sales by offering the very best service to their customers and building partnerships with trade partners around the world.