Rocco Forte Hotels has today announced the appointment of Franck Arnold as general manager of The Balmoral in Edinburgh.
Africa now ranks among the fastest growing economic regions in the world, according to a recent report by the McKinsey Global Institute. The hotel sector reflects this exciting trend with established and international brands and developers entering the marketplace and developing their opportunities with long term growth prospects, including: Hilton Worldwide, Marriott International and The Rezidor Hotel Group.
Rocco Forte Hotels has announced the appointment of Franck Arnold as general manager of the Balmoral in Edinburgh. Arnold, who will start in August, takes over from Ivan Artolli who was recently promoted to director of operations for the group’s properties in the UK, Belgium and Eastern Europe.
Legendary hotelier Sir Rocco Forte has announced plans to open a new hotel in Beirut. Speaking at Arabian Travel Market he said the opening comes part of a programme to open six properties in the Middle East over the next three years. Meanwhile Ritz-Carlton unveiled plans to increase properties in the Middle East to 24 by 2014.
The Rocco Forte Hotel Abu Dhabi is a visually striking glass structure of fluid lines encasing 281 generously-sized bedrooms, with Abu Dhabi’s largest spa, and three unique dining destinations, blending seamlessly into the future commercial district of the Emirate’s capital. The group’s first hotel in the Middle East is on-track to open its doors by the 4th Quarter 2011.
Rocco Forte Hotels has announced it has entered into a contract to help refurbish and then operate the Luxor Hotel in Egypt from 2013 as a luxury hotel. The hotel is owned by the Egyptian Government through two of its departments, the Egyptian Endowments Authority and Egyptian General Company for Tourism and Hotels.
The Rocco Forte Collection is pleased to announce the appointment of Stefan Wolf as Group Director of Revenue Management and Distribution, with immediate effect.
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.
Rocco Forte has held crisis talks with its lender HBOS after it breached lending agreements on a £300m loan that threatened to sink the luxury hotel chain.
The Rocco Forte Collection has appointed Anna Martin as its new Director ofCommunications with responsibility for global public and media relations as well asinternal communications across the luxury hotel group.
Rocco Forte’s newly-refurbished Brown’s Hotel, in the heart of London’s Mayfair, is opening a spa.