Hotels for the arts, the Rocco Forte Villa Kennedy and Hotel de Rome

If you like to combine art and travel while going on a journey plan a stop at a Rocco Forte Hotel in almost any city. You will reside in stunning architecture and a unique interior language, designed by Olga Polizzi, Director of Design, who continuously changes and redesigns each hotel to be up to the latest standard. Just like she recently developed four signature suits at the Villa Kennedy in Frankfurt, inspired by the decoration and interior of 1960s Icons like Jacky O, Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe.

Designing and creating a hotel that not only makes their guest feel comfortable but also part of the fine art world is one of many characteristics of the Rocco Forte Hotels.

The library at the Villa Kennedy has been curated with fine books by the design studio of Olga Polizzi. Right: a work of German photographer Kiki Kausch.

The Hotel de Rome in Berlin has recently invested in a new spa suite with a sauna and steam bath, while the golden-tiled pool has an extra-long row so that you can swim perfectly in the morning.

The newly renovated spa suit with a steam room and sauna at the Hotel de Rome in Berlin.

Next to the bar you will find a private room where the Arts and Nature Social Club meets with a program of interesting talks, overlooking Bebelplatz.

A work of Daniel Biskup’s Karl Lagerfeld portraits shot in Berlin and a view into the Arts and Nature Social Club of the Hotel de Rome.


Both hotels stand for their current exhibitions which make these places like museums you stay for the night.

Hotel de Rome in Berlin is showing portraits of Karl Lagerfeld by the German photographer Daniel Biskup till May 20th 2020 and Villa Kennedy in Frankfurt just recently opened the exhibition “Merkel, Macht und Models” , by photographer Kiki Kausch.

Besides, the Villa Kennedy’s old staircase in the main part holds many fine art works which belong to the former owner of the Villa Kennedy next to a modern art collection.

The entrance hall at Villa Kennedy in Frankfurt holds many memories of moving times between the wars. Right side showing “Toni Garns hot” by Kiki Kausch

Also, the location of each hotel is interesting for art lovers. Just few steps away from the Hotel de Rome is the Palais Populaire from Deutsche Bank which curates the most stunning exhibitions in Berlin and Villa Kennedy in Frankfurt is just a short walk away from the Schirn Kunsthalle.

Architectural details of a historical building in Frankfurt that also stands for the history of the city. The morning room overlooking the garden of Villa Kennedy.

A stay at the hotel de Rome is an inspirational voyage that works in both ways. During a business trip with a central location and after work relaxation. And for a holiday trip, getting lost in the city’s spirit, with time at your hands to enjoy a cocktail on the roof terrace of the Hotel de Rome in spring or just reading a book in the lush gardens of Villa Kennedy in Summer.

Architectural details. The staircase of the former Dresdner Bank building, Hotel de Rome in Berlin and the open terraces overlooking the courtyard garden at Villa Kennedy in Frankfurt.


The view of my room at the Hotel de Rome onto Bebelplatz and the Juristische Fakultät of the Humboldt University.