Known as the “gateway” to Europe, Frankfurt has attracted over 64 million visitors this year due to its central location and year-round charm. An international financial centre, Frankfurt not only attracts business travellers, but also travellers interested in the city's history and its famous literary sons, such as Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
With the completion of the reconstruction of Frankfurt's Old Town this summer, the city has been further enriched by another attraction that draws history and architecture enthusiasts alike. After six years of construction and an investment of 200 million euros, the world is once again looking to Frankfurt and its new Old Town, the Dom-Römer quarter. Recalling the splendour of the former free imperial city, 35 old town houses, including 15 have been reconstructed and includes the addition of 20 new buildings. Original parts of the former old town, thought to have been forgotton, have now found their way back from various archives to the quarter during the reconstruction.
New Junior Suites reflect the splendour of the new Old Town
In keeping with the new splendour of Frankfurt's Old Town, Villa Kennedy, a Rocco Forte Hotel has also created a new ambience for its guests, making a stay in the villa, built in 1901, an experience to remember.
Olga Polizzi, director of design for Rocco Forte Hotels has completely redesigned the Junior Suites. Each of the nine Junior Suites has undergone an extensive transformation. Influenced by Villa Kennedy’s unique courtyard, Polizzi has incorporated a calming sense into the suites through the colour palette and vibrant wallpaper creating an airy and brighter space. Understated, contemporary fabrics, custom-made bookcases with German classics and short stories by PG Woodhouse and Oscar Wilde as well as geometrically patterned carpets and modern furniture provides guests with a residential feel in the heart of Frankfurt.
Signature Suites with the charm of their namesakes
The junior suites at Villa Kennedy are a further step in the extensive renovation and refurbishment of Rocco Forte's luxury hotels. In the summer of 2018, four Signature Suites were designed and completed at Villa Kennedy and bear the resounding names of their spade names: Jackie O., Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe and Marlene Dietrich.
Christmas time in Frankfurt
Until 30 December 2018, visitors can experience the old and new history of the city during a one-and-a-half-hour guided tour in the winding alleys of the new Old Town every day at 2 p.m. until 30 December 2018. Anyone wishing to get to know Frankfurt and its new Old Town in the run-up to Christmas can also enjoy the Frankfurt Christmas Market on Römerberg, one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Germany, till 22 December 2018.
Frankfurt is celebrating its rich and colourful history with the completion of the new Dom Römer quarter, where 35 buildings in the city's historic centre between the Römer City Hall and the Emperors' Cathedral has been carefully rebuilt in the traditional style.
Admire the fascinating mix of old and new, retrace the steps of the kings and emperors on the Krönungsweg, the old Coronation Path, and be a part of the grand opening of Frankfurt`s new historic city centre.
The Old Town Experience includes:
· 1 nights in Villa Kennedy in a room or suite (double occupnacy)
· Daily breakfast
· Welcome drink upon arrival
· Frankfurt VIP welcome amenity in your room
· 3-course dinner at Gusto restaurant
· Day spa membership at Villa Spa, including access to our private garden, 15 meter indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam bath and fitness studio
· Complimentary daily newspaper
· Complimentary WiFi
· Guided tour of Frankfurt´s new old town
· Guided tour of Goethehaus, birth place of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
· To book: https://www.roccofortehotels.com/promotions/promotion/old-town-festival-experience/villa-kennedy/
· Price starts at €800 (AED 3,345)
Additionally Our Concierge can also arrange, upon request:
Grape tasting at the new old town
The Rocco Forte Villa Kennedy is the first of three Rocco Forte hotels in Germany and is located on Frankfurt's Kennedyallee on the southern bank of the Main. The centre of the five-star superior hotel is the Villa Speyer, which was built in 1901 as the residence of a Frankfurt banking family and is today considered a true oasis in the pulsating financial metropolis. Together with the new extensions, Villa Kennedy comprises 163 rooms, including 36 suites, the Italian restaurant Gusto and the JFK Bar as well as a 1000m² wellness area. In addition, the hotel has event rooms.
Source: TOH PR