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Rocco Forte Hotels

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Rocco Forte Hotels
IndustryHospitality
Founded1996 in London, England
FounderSir Rocco Forte
Key people
Sir Rocco Forte, Chairman
Olga Polizzi, Director of Design
ServicesHotels
Number of employees
2,500 (2015)
Websitewww.roccofortehotels.com/ Edit this on Wikidata

Rocco Forte Hotels is a British hotel group that was established in 1996 by hotelier Sir Rocco Forte and his sister, Olga Polizzi. Their 11 hotels are located in European cities, as well as beach resort in Sicily and a recent opening in Saudi Arabia. Sir Rocco Forte is Chairman and Chief Executive, Olga Polizzi is Deputy Chairman and Director of Design.

History

Following the takeover of the Forte Group by Granada plc in 1996. Sir Rocco Forte and Olga Polizzi the children of Lord Forte, the late hotel magnate formed RF Hotels. The rights to the Forte name were initially lost in 1996, when Granada plc bought the Forte Group.

The first hotel purchased by the newly formed company in 1997 was a former Forte Group hotel, The Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh, which had been put up for sale by new owners Granada plc.

In 2001, following the de-merger of Compass Group from Granada's media interests, the use of the Forte trademark was returned to Sir Rocco Forte in a gesture intended to dispel the bitter legacy of the takeover.[1]

In 2003, the company changed its name to Rocco Forte Hotels and The Rocco Forte Collection on 29 July 2007. The group name then reverted to Rocco Forte Hotels in 2011. The group's sales offices are located in London, Rome, Frankfurt, Moscow, Madrid, New York City and Los Angeles.

As a brand of Rocco Forte Hotels Limited, the group owns and manages luxury five-star hotels. Brown's Hotel, Hotel de Rome and Hotel Amigo are members of The Leading Hotels of the World.[2]

List of hotels

The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh - 1997

Hotel Savoy, Florence - 1997

Hotel Astoria, St Petersburg - 1999

Hotel Amigo, Brussels - 2000

Hotel de Russie, Rome - 2000

Brown’s Hotel, London - 2003

Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt - 2006

Hotel de Rome, Berlin - 2006

The Charles Hotel, Munich - 2007

Verdura Resort, Sicily - 2009

Assila Hotel, Jeddah - 2017

Related hotels

References

This page was last edited on 14 January 2019, at 11:02
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