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Getting to know Rocco Forte Hotel de Russie and Rocco Forte Hotel de la Ville

Want to experience the very best Rome has to offer in luxury accommodation? Here is everything you need to know about Rocco Forte Hotel de Russie and Rocco Forte Hotel de la Ville.

Hotel de Russie

Situated beside the Spanish Steps and Piazza del Popolo, Hotel de Russie sits on Rome’s fashionable Via del Babuino, a short walk away from the most elegant shopping streets of the city and Rome’s key attractions.

The hotel is a fascinating mix of old and new, with a modern design that respects the classical architecture of the building. French poet Jean Cocteau described the property as “paradise on Earth” in 1917. Today, it remains the finest of all the five-star hotels in Rome and one of the city’s greatest treasures.

The rooms and suites exemplify luxurious Roman living and are individually decorated with feature accents inspired by the city’s antique history. The elegant interiors include sculpture and bas relief, photography, vibrant cushions and chic furnishings. Bringing the outside in, stunning botanically-inspired wallpaper from Lewis & Wood echoes the timeless splendour of our Secret Garden.

Hotel de Russie has also recently unveiled its historic 19th-century garden. After being refurbished, the garden can now be seen in its natural splendour, as envisioned by architect Giuseppe Valadier in the 1820s. The harmony of its elements, further enriched by the sound of fountains, enhances the garden’s scenic perspective and casts the same spell upon the contemporary visitor as that which inspired distinguished artists, such as Cocteau and Stravinsky, who stayed at the Hotel de Russie in the past. In the evenings, strategically placed light effects highlight the garden’s beauty and create a magical evening setting.

Hotel de la Ville

Hotel de la Ville is an extraordinary 18th-century palazzo located in the heart of Rome, atop the Spanish Steps with sweeping views of the Eternal City. The 104 rooms and suites are among the most elegant and spacious in Rome, while the signature suites offer unrivalled panoramic views of the city from their large terraces. The magnificent Suite de la Ville, located on the eighth floor and accessible only by a private elevator, is the hotel’s crown jewel, furnished with a sophisticated collection of contemporary and antique furniture and an enviable collection of art. It also boasts two panoramic terraces, perfect for entertaining.

Hotel de la Ville is home to six innovative food and beverage outlets where celebrated Chef and Creative Director of Food for Rocco Forte Hotels, Fulvio Pierangelini, has created an eclectic menu ranging from the most classic of Italian dishes to creative modern Mediterranean delicacies.

The diverse offering ranges from all-day dining at Da Sistina, serving authentic trattoria-style food with modern touches, to Mosaico, the hotel’s main restaurant serving Mediterranean gourmet cuisine that overlooks the courtyard. The bold Julep bar offers all varieties of cocktails, while the rooftop terrace bar, aptly named Cielo, entertains guests with creatively crafted drinks, a fusion of “aperitivi” and memorable views of the Roman skyline. Offering the most extraordinary sunset experience in Rome, guests will be also captivated by the warm and sophisticated atmosphere, while sipping on signature cocktails and enjoying gourmet tapas.

More at www.roccofortehotels.com

Lead image: Picasso Suite, Sitting Room – Rocco Forte Hotel de Russie 

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This article is a LATTE exclusive and was prepared in partnership with ENIT – Italia National Tourist Board.

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