Experience the ultimate road trip through Germany with Rocco Forte Hotels this summer
London, April 2013 - Rocco Forte Hotels have teamed up with luxury car company Elite Rent-a–Car to offers car enthusiasts an unforgettable road tour of Germany this Summer. Famed for its autobahns, Germany makes for the perfect driving holiday. As part of an exclusive five day tour, guests can take to the road in the latest supercar to discover some of the country’s most stunning landscapes in style.
Starting in Munich, Germany’s most southern metropolis, guests are united with their car of choice, be it the Lamborghini Gallardo, the Ferrari 485 Spider or the Porsche Carrera 911, at The Charles Hotel. Following a briefing, a carefully planned itinerary sees guests setting of for Stuttgart for a visit to the Mercedes-Benz Museum from where they join the German wine route. The country’s oldest scenic drive leads guests to Frankfurt through Germany’s second largest wine growing region which is blessed with a mild, Mediterranean climate and which in addition to medieval castles and century old abbeys boasts several ruins of Roman wine cellars and taverns.
After a restful stay in of the luxurious suites at Villa Kennedy in the capital of the Rheingau region, Frankfurt, the journey continues to Berlin via the fairy-tale like Sanssouci Palace, a major work of Roccoco architecture built above a terraced vineyard and once the summer residence of Frederick the Great. Once in Berlin, guests will be able to explore many of the German capital’s sights such as the Brandenburg Gate, the Pergamon Museum and the Reichstag before checking into their suite at Hotel de Rome for a relaxing end to their driving adventure.
The tour, in partnership with Elite Rent-a-Car is available all year round and includes overnight accommodation at all three Rocco Forte Hotels on a Bed & Breakfast basis; car rental and insurance; a detailed itinerary and a fully programmed navigation unit. The length and routes of the tour, the car and the choice of suite can all be tailored to the guests’ individual wishes. For those wishing to sit back and enjoy the scenic drive, a tour with a chauffeur is also available. To book or for more information, contact Elite Rent-A-Car on T: +41 (0) 22 909 87 87 or visit www.eliterent.com Prices are available on request.
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Notes to EditorsThe Charles Hotel
Perfectly situated in the centre of Munich, The Charles Hotel is one to be one of the finest hotels in this historic and cosmopolitan Bavarian city. The design was overseen by Olga Polizzi, Rocco Forte Hotels' Director of Design With its own personality The Charles Hotel reflects its location with the use of original paintings by Munich's celebrated 19th century artist Franz von Lenbach in the public areas, as well as the Monforte Suite. This luxury Munich hotel is custom built and has all the hallmarks of a Rocco Forte Hotel; individual design, timeless elegance and comfort, excellent levels of service, up-to-date corporate facilities and a top quality health club. The Charles Hotel's location in the heart of Munich, close to the historic square of Königsplatz, the old town and the superb shopping area, suits both, business and leisure guests. Its idyllic situation in the Old Botanical Gardens, means peace and tranquility, away from the city's bustle.Villa Kennedy
The Villa Kennedy is a luxury five-star hotel in the centre of Frankfurt nestled just off the south bank of the Main River in a wonderful villa landscape on Kennedyallee. A wonderful combination of tradition and innovation, the hotel's three newly constructed buildings are built around the traditional 1904 Villa Speyer, setting the stage for this luxurious downtown retreat. Guests feel instantly at home in the Villa Kennedy's minimalist deluxe 163 bedrooms and suites where the furniture and lighting have been explicitly chosen to make guests feel truly comfortable. The picturesque central garden makes Villa Kennedy an escape and meeting place in one. With its elegant and refined atmosphere the hotel's award-winning restaurant, GUSTO, leads onto the courtyard garden which provides a wonderful setting to meet and dine during the summer months. The 1000m² Villa Spa comprising an 15 metre indoor pool, gymnasium, sauna, steam-bath as well as eight treatment rooms offering a range of health and beauty treatments is a tranquil haven with relaxing views onto the attractive spa garden.Hotel de Rome
Hotel de Rome is located on Bebelplatz, off Unter den Linden. It is a conversion of an existing building constructed in 1889 by architect Ludwig Heim (appointed master builder of the government), which housed the head office of Dresdner Bank until 1945. Hotel de Rome in Berlin has 146 large and suites bedrooms including two Historic suites and the 120 sq m Bebel suite which has a full-length terrace overlooking the Bebelplatz. The restaurant seats 120 and looks onto a large terrace which is used for al fresco dining during the summer months. The bar has a contemporary feel and it features a long bar overlooking Bebelplatz. The Opera Court is a grand room with its original glazed ceiling and is the focal point for coffee and afternoon tea. During the summer months the roof top terrace offers a breathtaking view over the city. The Spa has a six treatment rooms, steam, sauna and relaxation area, and a fully-equipped gym. The original vault of the bank has become a 20 meter swimming pool. Elite Rent-a-Car
At Elite, we strive to maintain the highest standards. As the leading luxury car rental operator in Europe, serving a discerning and demanding clientele, our professional staff recognise that attention to detail is paramount, and are always prepared to go the extra mile for each customer. For over 20 years, Elite has provided a unique alternative to conventional car rentals. Our broad offering of exceptional cars is the largest pan-Europe fleet of its kind. Combine this with first class service and passion for what we do and the result is a professional car hire company that remains unrivalled. Elite also offers chauffeured services which caters to clients who require safe, reliable transport. Rocco Forte Hotels
Rocco Forte Hotels is a family of 11 individual hotels and resorts. Each property has a unique style, reflecting its nationality and location, but all share Rocco Forte Hotels’ trademark attention to detail, high quality and immaculate service.
Established by Sir Rocco Forte in 1996, Rocco Forte Hotels comprises: Hotel de Russie, Rome; Hotel Savoy, Florence; The Balmoral, Edinburgh; The Lowry Hotel, Manchester; Hotel Astoria, St Petersburg; Hotel Amigo, Brussels; Brown’s Hotel, London; Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt; Hotel de Rome, Berlin; The Charles Hotel, Munich; Verdura Golf & Spa Resort, Sicily. Future openings: Jeddah; Marrakech; Cairo; Luxor.
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