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Rocco Forte Hotels Welcomes Saudi Tourists with ITA Airways' New Direct Flight from Rome to Riyadh

In a landmark development, ITA Airways has launched its first direct flight from Rome to Riyadh, significantly enhancing air connectivity and tourism between Italy and Saudi Arabia. In parallel with this exciting launch, Rocco Forte Hotels is delighted to welcome tourists from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to its prestigious hotel collection, offering an unparalleled blend of luxury, culture, and hospitality.

Rocco Forte Hotels, founded by Sir Rocco Forte in 1996, is renowned for its elegant, family-run luxury hotels and resorts. The collection includes iconic properties across Italy, each providing a distinctive experience that reflects the local culture and heritage. With numerous awards for outstanding service, luxurious accommodations, and commitment to excellence, Rocco Forte Hotels are not just places to stay but destinations in themselves.

Hotel de Russie, Rome

Hotel de Russie, the legendary jewel of the Rocco Forte Hotel group, is situated along the elegant Via del Babuino between two of Rome’s most famous piazzas, Piazza di Spagna and Piazza del Popolo. At the foot of the Pincio hill and mere steps from the picturesque Via Margutta, Hotel de Russie boasts an incomparably central position for visiting the city’s most important sites and monuments, not to mention strolling among the prime shopping streets.

Dating back to the 19th century, Hotel de Russie has a vibrant history, having hosted European nobles, Russian intellectuals, and artists like Picasso. In 2000, it joined the Rocco Forte Hotels family, retaining its historic charm while offering modern luxury.

Hotel de Russie features elegant rooms and suites that blend classic architecture with contemporary style. Guests can enjoy refined Italian cuisine, cocktails, and rejuvenating treatments, with access to a hydrotherapy pool, sauna, and gym.

Hotel de la Ville, Rome

Hotel de la Ville, Rocco Forte Hotels’ address on the iconic Via Sistina overlooking Piazza di Spagna and Trinità dei Monti, is the ideal starting point for discovering Rome by foot. Located in the beating heart of the Eternal City, it’s only a few steps from some of the most important monuments and finest shopping addresses. Dating back to the 18th century, the hotel has been a favorite among European nobles and continues to captivate guests with its luxurious design and historical charm.

This luxurious hotel offers spacious, elegantly designed rooms and suites with private terraces and panoramic views of Rome, featuring interiors crafted by renowned architect Tommaso Ziffer.

Guests can enjoy exquisite dining at a rooftop bar and restaurant with stunning city views, as well as locally inspired, seasonal dishes in a historic Roman setting.

The De La Ville Spa offers luxurious treatments, a fitness center, and a thermal area with a Mediterranean salt bath, sauna, steam room, and indoor pool, using Irene Forte Skincare products.

Hotel Savoy, Florence

Built in 1893, the Hotel Savoy stands proudly on Florence's historic Piazza della Repubblica, formerly Mercato Vecchio. This site, once the heart of the medieval city, witnessed dramatic transformations, including the demolition of the Jewish Ghetto. The hotel's opening ceremony in 1896 was a grand affair, attended by Florence's elite. 

Designed by Vincenzo Micheli, it quickly became a symbol of luxury with its central heating, electric lights, and elevator. Today, after a stunning 2018 renovation led by Olga Polizzi, the Savoy blends Florence’s rich history with contemporary elegance, featuring designs by Emilio Pucci and bespoke Italian furnishings.

The hotel boasts luxurious rooms and suites, each offering a unique blend of Florentine heritage and modern sophistication. Guests can indulge in authentic Italian cuisine at the stylish bistro, while enjoying views of the bustling Piazza della Repubblica.

Unmatched Experiences and Hospitality

Rocco Forte Hotels offer immersive experiences that showcase the best of Italian culture, history, and cuisine. Each property is carefully designed to reflect the unique character of its location, providing guests with an authentic and memorable stay. From private tours of historic sites to bespoke shopping experiences, Rocco Forte Hotels cater to the discerning traveler seeking luxury and cultural enrichment.

Strategic Investment and Expansion

The Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF) has acquired a 49 percent stake in the Rocco Forte Hotels chain. The Group plans to double its size over the next five years by opening new hotels in the Middle East, Italy, the key European cities and the United States. This strategic investment underscores the commitment to expanding Rocco Forte Hotels' global footprint and enhancing its luxury offerings.

For more information, bookings, and exclusive offers, please visit https://www.roccofortehotels.com

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