Rocco Forte Collection

Rocco Forte’s Brown’s Hotel in London Offers Visit to Rubens’ Legacy Exhibition

From January 24 until April 10, 2015, Rocco Forte’s Brown’s Hotel is delighted to be partnering with the Royal Academy of Arts and the first major exhibition in the UK to examine Rubens’ influence on art history.  Rubens and His Legacy: Van Dyck to Cézanne is an exploration of the artistic legacy of Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640), the most influential […]

Rocco Forte’s Hotel De Rome Presents New Restaurant Concept in Berlin

This November Rocco Forte’s Hotel de Rome unveiled an entirely new restaurant and bar concept with a unique combination of indulgence, art and design. The new restaurant has been renamed La Banca, an allusion to the historic location of the current hotel on Bebelplatz, where the Dresdner Bank once had its headquarters from 1889 to 1945. The restaurant […]

FrontRunners November 2014: TRAVEL

Shard of Class       In a city of landmarks, the Shard lords over all. The piercing 95-story, 1,016-foot-high Renzo Piano–designed structure—the new tallest building in the European Union—towers over the South Bank of the River Thames, offering unprecedented views of London’s many significant sites. Opened in May on the 34th through 52nd floors of […]

Rocco Forte’s Hotel Astoria Unveils New Czar’s Suite

Rocco Forte’s Hotel Astoria, in St. Petersburg, Russia, has unveiled its elegant new Czar’s Suite in celebration of the hotel’s 100th anniversary this year.  Designed by Olga Polizzi, the brand’s Director of Design, the 3,500 square foot space offers unparalleled views over St. Isaac’s Square and its glorious cathedral, and is mere steps from The […]

Rocco Forte Hotel Abu Dhabi

As might be expected from a designer whose creative influences include comic John Cleese and fellow designer Philippe Starck, the mood set by Olga Polizzi at the Rocco Forte Hotel Abu Dhabi ranges from whimsical to avant-garde. Inside the curvilinear glass structure, a flock of suspended avian shapes in colored glass soars from the lobby […]

Hotel Savoy

When in 1981 Lord Charles Forte attempted to acquire the Savoy Group, a most prestigious collection of London lodgings, the firm declared his company, Trust House Forte, “not at all suitable to run hotels of the caliber of the Savoy.” Forte, one of Britain’s great prewar entrepreneurs, had made his fortune in the convenience store […]

Grand Openings: Czech Inn

King Wenceslas II of Bohemia founded Prague’s St. Thomas Monastery in 1285, and the structure, which was rebuilt in the 1700s after numerous fires, still serves as the home of an order of Augustinian monks. Today, however, the holy men share their sanctum with followers of London hotelier Sir Rocco Forte, who in May opened the […]

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