NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2019 /CNW/ -- Discerning globetrotters seeking a combination of historic charm, modern design and superb location at the top of Rome's Spanish Steps will welcome Hotel de la Ville, opening in May 2019. To celebrate, the Rocco Forte hotel is offering perks exclusively to guests who reserve their stay through an advisor affiliated with leading global luxury travel network Virtuoso®. Travelers who book by March 15, 2019 for stays from June 1 through August 31, 2019 will receive:
- A complimentary night for stays of three nights or more
- A welcome amenity
- Curated experiences (for suite guests)
- Limousine Class S return transfer and breakfast in-suite or on the terrace (for Signature Suite guests)
Hotel de la Ville will also offer these additional ongoing advantages exclusively for Virtuoso clients:
- Upgrade upon arrival, if available
- Early check-in and late checkout, if available
- Daily buffet breakfast for two
- US$100 food and beverage credit, per stay
"Inspired by the era of the Grand Tour when Rome was an essential destination for sophisticated voyagers, Hotel de la Ville beautifully marries historic architecture and modern luxury," says Albert Herrera, Virtuoso's senior vice president of Global Product Partnerships. "Guests will find the ideal location with views of Rome's famed rooftops, vibrant restaurants and bars, sumptuous décor, state-of-the-art technology and unparalleled service everything they'd expect from a hotel of this reputation and caliber."
The 18th-century palazzo will feature 104 elegant rooms and suites designed by Tommaso Ziffer along with Olga Polizzi. Bold colors, lively patterns and eclectic furnishings by local artisans will define the eye-catching design. Rooms start from a comfortable 270 square feet and offer wooden floors, marble bathrooms and stunning views over via Sistina and the rooftops of the Eternal City. The 15 suites include two Signature Suites and a Presidential Suite that is arguably the most exceptional suite in Rome, featuring a kitchen, studio and two panoramic terraces.
Helmed by the Director of Food, Chef Fulvio Pierangelini, and overseen by Lydia Forte, Food and Beverage Director for Rocco Forte Hotels, three exciting restaurants and three playful cocktail bars will make Hotel de la Ville the gathering place for the bright and beautiful. The Lobby Lounge & Bistro will serve authentic yet modern cuisine showcasing fresh produce alongside local biodynamic wines. The main restaurant will offer sophisticated elegance with a Mediterranean-inspired menu and views over the hotel courtyard. The rooftop bar with spectacular 360-degree vistas of Rome will feature imaginative cocktails.
The hotel's spa and wellness facilities will include a 24-hour gym with Technogym equipment, a hydro pool, plunge pool, Kneipp footbaths, ice showers, salt inhalation room, steam room and sauna. Extending over two floors, the spa will cover almost 6,000 square feet, with revitalizing therapies offered in six treatment rooms, including a double room.
Hotel de la Ville is the latest upscale property to launch with support from the esteemed Virtuoso Preview program, which offers benefits solely for clients of network travel advisors. Preview is part of Virtuoso's industry-leading Hotels & Resorts Program, with more than 1,300 superlative properties in over 100 countries.
These complimentary benefits at Hotel de la Ville are available exclusively through a Virtuoso travel advisor, either by booking directly with one or via www.virtuoso.com. There they will be matched with an advisor to service the reservation and other aspects of the trip. To find an advisor, visit https://www.virtuoso.com/advisors#.
Virtuoso® is the leading international travel agency network specializing in luxury and experiential travel. This by-invitation-only organization comprises over 1,000 travel agency partners with 20,000 elite travel advisors in 50 countries throughout North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. Drawing upon its preferred relationships with over 1,800 of the world's best hotels and resorts, cruise lines, airlines, tour companies and premier destinations, the network provides its upscale clientele with exclusive amenities, rare experiences and privileged access. More than (U.S.) $26.4 billion in annual travel sales makes Virtuoso a powerhouse in the luxury travel industry. For more information, visit www.virtuoso.com.
About Rocco Forte Hotels
Established by Sir Rocco Forte and sister, Olga Polizzi in 1996, Rocco Forte Hotels is a collection of 11 individual hotels and resorts. All of the hotels are landmarks, both old and new, occupying magnificent buildings in exceptional locations. Led by a family who has been in hospitality for four generations, the hotels are united by their distinctive approach to service ensuring guests experience the best of the cities and surrounding areas. Rocco Forte Hotels comprises: Hotel de Russie, Rome; Hotel Savoy, Florence; Verdura Resort, Sicily; The Balmoral, Edinburgh; Brown's Hotel, London; The Charles Hotel, Munich; Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt; Hotel de Rome, Berlin; Hotel Amigo, Brussels; Hotel Astoria, St Petersburg; Assila Hotel, Jeddah.