Villa Kennedy, located in Frankfrut, Germany, was originally built in 1904 as Villa Speyer and was owned by a prominent banking family. Now the magnificent stature of the villa serves as the entrance to a grand hotel. The first of three of the Rocco Forte hotels in the country, the hotel possesses myriad charms and characteristcs. Reflecting the style of the mansion, three new wings were added to house the bedrooms and create a tranquil inner garden courtyard in the new structure, making it the perfect spot for dining and relaxing.
A sublime combination of tradition and innovation, Villa Kennedy comprises 163 bedrooms and 36 luxury suites. A collaboration between London based Martin Brudnizki and his team plus Olga Polizzi, Rocco Forte Hotels’ Director of Design, led to the creation of the unrivalled atmosphere at the villa, making it a home away from home for its guests.
Equipped with qualities such as reliability, confidentiality and discretion, the service provided will show you why the villa is a world-class destination befitting the Rocco Forte brand. A oresidential suite is perched on top of what used to be Villa Speyer and the enormous space boasts its own private entrance that leads guests to a majestic suite with a separate kitchen, a turret dining room, and two additional interconnecting rooms.
However, a massive presidential suite isn’t the only thing the villa offers. Designed for guests that are seeking a smaller area, the Ambassador Suite is the perfect fit. Possessing the same qualities of comfort and privacy, the suite is also located in the historical part of the property, graced with a private balcony overlooking the Villa Garden.
Aside from being a dreamy getaway, the villa is also a great location for those with business needs. With seven meeting rooms equipped with the latest technology, these rooms can serve groups of up to-45 people. In addition, the grand ballroom has the option of being divided into two rooms, and it’s own private entrance possesses a rare elegance, with space big enough to host more than 300 people at once.
Located at the heart of the villa is the GUSTO restaurant. With a vibrant atmosphere and boasting an array of cuisines, the restaurant is not to be missed during any stay. With the option of eating outside, basking in the sun and in the midst of the villa garden, guests are able to enjoy their meals al-fresco.
A Mediterranean feel is paired with an italian twist and the ambience of the restaurant is unique. From the outset, star chef Fulvio Pierangelini has crafted the menu with a mantra that states : “Love, passion, respect and generosity is the best of every dish.”
This doesn’t only apply to the food; it’s also the work ethic for the chef’s team. With delicious sophistication yet simplicity in his dishes, it is only fitting that the chef attained a Michelin star in his restaurant “Il Gambero Rosso”, which is located in Rome. Standing by Fulvio’s side is resident Executive Chef Dario Cammarata. His Sicilian roots bring a fiery passion to every dish. In Frankfrut, with his Italian team beside him, Dario produces Fulvio’s plates with a combination of German precision and authentic, Mediterranean heart.
Named after President John F. Kennedy, this award-winning bar within Villa Kennedy is without doubt one of the city’s best spots to hang out at. Packed with tourists as well as locals, the bars offers a wide array of over 120 original and expertly mixed cocktails along with a wide selection of premium cognacs, malt whiskies and fine wines.
For those who are looking for light bites, the JFK Bar also offers an impressive selection of classic quick snacks such as the JFK’s Club Sandwich, Wiener Schnitzel and many other’s, all of which are accompanied by live music and guests DJs every week.
Among all the other intriguing facilities that the Villa Kennedy already provides, the ultimate créme de la créme is the Villa Spa. The massive spa lies across a 1,000-square-metre area that also includes the private garden.
Built over four levels, the spa offers the same theme of privacy that the rest of the hotel provides. A private lift escorts guests into a majestic swimming pool with an enchanting view of the Spa Garden and the mezzanine area that is filled with loungers that are equipped with personal music stations.
Just another short walk into the spa is a refreshment bar offering organic fruit juices and yogi teas—perfect refreshments before jumping into the Jacuzzi or the steam and sauna rooms. In the level below is the massive Technogym, which contain all the latest cardiovascular equipment and free-range weights. Personal trainers are also on hand, ready to be of help whenever needed.
Adjoining the gym is an area in which yoga and Pilates classes are available, both as private or public sessions. At the lowest level, guests will find the eight treatment rooms that comprise a double massage room and five single massage rooms. Beauty rooms for facials, body treatments, and pedicures are also available, completed with three stand-alone nail bars.
The villa and the hotel are perfectly combined to offer all guests the most enchanting experience with the finests foods and the most indulgent luxury for even the most demanding of guests. A must stay next time you’re in the city.