Rocco Forte Hotels, a family of 12 individual hotels and resorts, has unveiled Hotel de la Ville in Rome, Italy.

The hotel, which features 104 rooms and suites, underwent a renovation to convert it to the 18-century palazzo.

The hotel’s crown jewel is the Suite de la Ville, situated on the eight floor with two terraces.

Rocco Forte Hotels said designer Tommaso Ziffer, in partnership with its director of design Olga Polizzi, was inspired by The Grand Tour of the 18th century when English and German nobles collected pieces of art during their cultural journeys to European cities.

Hotel de la Ville features six food and beverage outlets as well as a courtyard, whose design has been lifted by George Carter.

It also houses the 550 square metre Rocco Forte Spa, which is claimed to serve as a healthy retreat for physical and spiritual wellness cocooned in the centre of the bustling Italian capital.

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Rocco Forte Hotels chairman and CEO Rocco Forte said: “Rome will forever be one of the top destinations in the world for both business and leisure travellers. It embodies the intricacies and wonders of Italy throughout the ages whilst being perfectly contemporary. I am so proud of Hotel de la Ville, it has all the vibrancy and elegance of this extraordinary city.”

Rocco Forte Hotels is a collection of Hotel de la Ville & Hotel de Russie, Rome; Hotel Savoy, Florence; Verdura Resort, Sicily; Masseria Torre Maizza, Puglia; The Balmoral, Edinburgh; Brown’s Hotel, London; The Charles Hotel, Munich; Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt; Hotel de Rome, Berlin; Hotel Amigo, Brussels and Hotel Astoria, St Petersburg.

The company is planning to open the Westbund Hotel in Shanghai, China, in 2019 and Villa Igiea in Palermo, Italy in 2020.