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By Preity Upala
Observer Staff Writer 

British-Italian Hotelier Sir Rocco Opens a Romantic, Sensational Roman Hotel

Hotel De la Ville, unveiling the Newest 5 star hotel in the City of Love, Roma

 

With the Chief designer being Olga Polizzi who happens to be Sir Rocco's sister, the impeccable taste runs in the family. Although luxurious, each room has a touch of familiarity, which makes it inviting and feel like home.

Rome, Italy, June 24 2019- The famed Spanish steps in Rome, Italy was the home of the launch of the latest 5 star hotel in Europe. The Rocco Forte group has launched their latest addition, Hotel de la Ville on top of the famous Spanish steps in Rome on May 24th,2019. This has been a long- awaited unveiling and the hotel does not disappoint one bit. The unveiling was done in the perfect summer in the heat of tourism in possibly the best time of the year for such a grand opening.

The confluence of classical Roman romance and contemporary cool, sweeping city views, buzzing drinking and dining spots and fresh, zestful design make for Rome's most exciting new arrival.

The Rocco Forte group has the prestige of being the largest private hotel chain in Europe. Each of its hotels is meticulously designed to accentuate the culture, history and aesthetic ethos of the host cities.

Their latest addition of Hotel de la Ville is a perfect companion to their other property, Hotel du Russe, which happens to be located at the bottom of the steps.

The suites at Hotel de la Ville truly are spectacular. With the Chief designer being Olga Polizzi who happens to be Sir Rocco's sister, the impeccable taste runs in the family. Although luxurious, each room has a touch of familiarity, which makes it inviting and feel like home. Polizzi is not afraid to be daring and adding a quirky element to each room to make them just that little different. Each room feels like its unique and different to give it that edge.

The dining options at Hotel de la Ville can make any other hotel in Rome envious. There are several options. These include the Ceilo bar, a glamorous roof top terrace bar to start of your evening with a Spritz Aperisol perhaps. The stunning views overlook the entire city of Rome and will take your breath away.

Next, you can enjoy a drink at the alluring and inspiring Julep Herbal and Vermouth bar.

Then for the main course, elegant and refined, Mosaico brings the extraordinary cuisine of Michelin-starred Chef Fulvio Pierangelini to the heart of the Eternal City, moments from the 18th-century splendor of the Spanish Steps. Drawing deeply from Rome itself, dishes are crafted using local, seasonal produce and inspired by the myriad cultures that made up the Roman Empire, expertly bringing together Italian cuisine with culinary flourishes from Africa, the Middle East, and across Europe. A comprehensive wine list provides the perfect accompaniment, with exceptional bottles sourced from the world's leading wine estates.

Next morning, a fabulous breakfast await all guests with a great spread of both continental and authentic Italian dishes in a beautiful patio setting. The service is always impeccable- with the waiters always smiling, enthusiastic and warm brimming of Italian hospitality. They realize that its that extra touch that makes all the difference in a city full of incredible hotels.

The prized dining option is Da Sistina, a high-end restaurant serving authentic, and fresh and healthy options. Finally for a decadent lunch experience, there is always the Da sistina, a stylish neighborhood-dining destination; Da Sistina effortlessly blends classic Italian cuisine with an elegant, sophisticated ambience.

The Hotel de la Ville boasts 104 rooms and suites are filled with playful, contemporary furniture and sumptuous fabrics that draw influence from the era of the Grand Tour and the memories that would have been collected during the journey. The rooms range from standard room all the way to their prudential suite called Suite de la Ville. With traditional wooden floors, elegant marble bathrooms and wonderful views over via Sistina and the rooftops of the Eternal City, Hotel De La Ville promises to be Rome's most artistic and timeless hotel.

To rejuvenate and refresh yourself, make sure you try the de laville spa. Balance mind, body and soul in our luxurious spa, bringing a piece of Sicily to you at the heart of Rome. The floral scent of orange blossom infuses the air, and nourishing Sicilian botanicals – picked from Verdura Resort's Organic Farm in Sicily – enrich our exclusive Irene Forte Skincare products. Also made in Italy, Pietro Simone Skincare offers a peptide-rich, age-defying line of products for the face. Our high-tech and advanced facials and body treatments are combined with relaxing and indulgent therapies, carried out by our expert team of therapists.

The spa includes Thermal suites, equipped with a Mediterranean salt inhalation room, sauna, steam room, ice fountain, Kneipp foot baths, hydro pool and plunge pool, a relaxation area, and a state-of-the-art gym with Technogym equipment and fitness studio.

Rocco Forte Hotels are a British Italian hotel group famous for exquisite hotels in exceptional locations. From London to Rome, Sicily to Shanghai, each property is as unique as the place it calls home – each steeped in the spirit of its setting, united by the Forte family's signature Anglo-Italian style, sophistication and warmth.

Secret gardens, celestial spas, rooftop bars and world-leading restaurants. Imaginative, original design, inspired by each locale, alike in quality and comfort. Genuine, individualized service and an open, easy atmosphere. Their mantra is "Expect an unforgettable stay – and expect to return".

Polizzi is not afraid to be daring and adding a quirky element to each room to make them just that little different. Each room feels like its unique and different to give it that edge.

The kingpin of the Rocco Forte group, Sir Rocco, happens to be a British Italian businessman with a penchant for luxury property market. He started his first property in 1996 and has 14 hotels so far with a few more set to open in late 2019 and one in 2020. Currently the group boasts hotels in England, Scotland Italy, Belgium, Russia, Germany, Saudi Arabia and China. These include 5 in Italy alone- one each in Florence, Puglia, Sicily and 2 in Rome.

The concierge in the hotel will guide you to the best sights in Rome. Rome is romantic on any given day, but it is sensational place to celebrate a wedding.

With the hotel being sold out completely for the first few months, it is anticipated that Hotel de La Ville is expected to be very popular with tourists coming to Rome. We expect it to be one of the most sought after hotels in Rome and hope you have the pleasure of staying there during your next trip to the City of Love.

 

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