Rome, The Hotel de la Ville is reborn under the brand Rocco Forte
After much vicissitudes, the historic Hotel de la Ville of Rome, a jewel in the heart of the city, returns to new life. And it does so with the Rocco Forte Hotels, that announced its opening in 2018. The hotel will be the second in the city for the group, already present with the iconic Hotel De Russie.
Rocco Forte Hotels, a subsidiary by 23% of the Gruppo Cassa deposits and loans through CDP Equity, will collaborate with the real estate division of Reale Group to renew and requalify the Hotel De La Ville, with its enviable dominating position over Piazza di Spagna, one of the most symbolic places of the Capital. The new hotel will have 105 rooms that, as at the Hotel de Russie and other properties of the Gruppo Rocco Forte, will offer various categories of luxury and comfort. Olga Polizzi, Director of Design of the Rocco Forte Hotels, will play a fundamental role in the restoration of the spaces; some of the best artisan of Rome will be collaborating with her. The meeting rooms will be surely remodernised or rebuilt within the structure, for an exclusive location in the centre of Rome.
Sir Rocco Forte comments: “I have always nurtured the ambition of a second property in Rome and I am therefore happy to work with Reale Group for the launch of the new hotel right in the heart of the city. The success of our Hotel De Russie confirms Rome to be a key destination both the in the business comparenti as well as for leisure. We are absolutely certain in the long term growth perspectives of the city. The two hotels will complement each other, offering a combination of 226 rooms and suites and attracting that demanding audience of travellers who search for excellence in service right from the Rocco Forte Hotels. The knowledge we have of Rome, our strong presence already active in the city and the partnership with the Gruppo CDP drive us to believe in the project of elevating the Hotel de la Ville to new heights.” The Rocco Forte Hotels collections, active with 10 luxury hotels and resorts of unique character around the world, is present in Italy with three spaces of great charm: Hotel De Russie in Rome; Hotel Savoy in Florence; Verdura Resort in Sicily. And in 2018 the new De La Ville Hotel will debut.