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.
Verdura Golf & Spa Resort, Rocco Forte Hotels’ Sicilian jewel, has been selected as the preferred course for the prestigious 2012 Sicilian Open. The tournament, part of the PGA European Tour will be held at the resort from March 29th to April 1st 2012 and will welcome more than 140 European professional players.
Abu Dhabi’s new landmark, Rocco Forte Hotel Abu Dhabi, has opened its doors to guests. Representing the company’s most architecturally bold property to date, the visually striking eleven-storey curved glass structure is the company’s first hotel opening outside of Europe.
Rocco Forte Hotel Abu Dhabi, the first hotel in the Middle East from the European luxury hotel brand is now open for bookings. The wave-shaped glass building will open its doors on November 7th 2011.
Rocco Forte Hotels is planning to open its first hotel in the Middle East in Abu Dhabi on November 7th. Located in the heart of Abu Dhabi, the 281 room hotel, designed by Olga Polizzi, blends European and Middle Eastern styles.
Rocco Forte’s Brown’s Hotel London has added a new range of British Beer & Barley treatments to the menu of luxurious spa treatments in celebration of harvest time.