(London, April 2007) August is one of the best times of year to experience Rocco Forte Hotels in Europe's most exciting cities. August offers great weather, fewer crowds and shorter lines and less traffic, leaving visitors free to explore the city at leisurely pace.

Rocco Forte Hotels is currently offering luxurious European city packages and experiences for guests traveling throughout the month of August.

Take in Brussels and Bruges, two of Belgium's most colorful cities with the Rocco Forte Hotel Amigo, "Brussels & Bruges" package. Spend a day strolling around Brussels "“ enjoy a refreshing fruit beer on beautiful Grand Place; experience the top antique shopping in the Sablon district; have a leisurely lunch at one of the many stylish cafes and restaurants. Spend the next day in Bruges, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, often referred to as the 'Venice of the North' due to the many picturesque canals. Enjoy a stroll through the city, taking in its impressive medieval architecture, and its many lace and chocolate shops.
Rocco Forte's Hotel Amigo is offering:

· Two night stay in a Classic room including daily breakfast

· Two first class return train tickets to Bruges

· Guide and map for the city of Bruges

· A box of Pierre Marcolini chocolates in-room upon arrival

Price: $693USD based on single or double occupancy of a classic room.

During the month of August, when Berlin is bursting with many exciting artistic, cultural and musical events, with something suitable for all ages and tastes, Rocco Forte's Hotel de Rome, Berlin is offering a special Summer Package throughout the summer months to coincide with the many events taking place in the city.

Children will love the 17th Annual Traveling Entertainers Festival, taking place from August 3 to 12 on Unter den Linden. The Festival features live music, colorful street performers, traveling entertainers and delicious food stands with culinary delights provided by some of Berlin's top chefs. Another event that cannot be missed is The Long Night of Museums taking place on August 25, where over 70 of the city's museums will stay open all night.
Rocco Forte's Hotel de Rome, the newest hotel in the luxury collection, is located in the centre of the city on Unter den Linden, close to the Brandenburg Gate. The hotel's special summer package includes:

· Two nights in a Classic double room with breakfast either in the Parioli Restaurant or in-room

· Welcome drink and snack in the Bebel Bar

· Picnic basket with Champagne, orange juice, mineral water, strawberries, cheese, cracker breads, fruit and dessert

· VIP gift in-room upon arrival

· Upgrade and early/late check-in/out (subject to availability)

Price: $868USD based on double occupancy in a Classic double room.

Rocco Forte's Hotel Savoy is located in the heart of Florence on the Piazza Repubblica and just a short walk from the Uffizi gallery and the Ponte Vecchio. Just steps away from the main Florence fashion houses, Hotel Savoy is the ideal base from which to visit the key attractions of this beautiful and historic city.

With fewer crowds at cultural attractions such as the Duomo and the Uffizi gallery and ideal weather, August is the perfect time to enjoy the vibrant city of Florence. While away the hours wandering around the charming cobbled streets and exploring the many individual boutiques and street markets. For a unique day excursion, escape to the forest of Montececeri and enjoy one of the Leonardo da Vinci guided walks.
Price: Classic double rooms in August start from $387USD per room, per night, plus 10% VAT.

Rocco Forte's Hotel de Russie is located in the heart of the city of Rome between the Spanish Steps and Piazza del Popolo on the Via del Babuino. The Hotel de Russie is within walking distance of Rome’s key attractions, fashion houses and unbeatable shopping on Via Condotti.

The city of Rome comes alive with music during August with numerous open air festivals. The beautiful parks, churches and ancient cultural sites play host to lively jazz concerts, operas, theatrical performances and open air festivals.
Price: Classic double rooms in August start from $574USD per room, per night, plus 10% VAT. For further information, please visit www.roccofortehotels.com

**based on a conversion rate of 1 Euro to 1.35USD**

Future openings:
Prague – 2008
Verdura Golf & Spa Resort, Sicily "“ 2008

For further information and online reservations, please visit the Rocco Forte Hotels website: www.roccofortehotels.com

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