Germany: Florian Steinmaier has been appointed general manager of the 163-room hotel n Frankfurt.
In his new role, Steinmaier will report to Frank Heller, regional director of Germany for Rocco Forte Hotels, and will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the five-star property.
Steinmaier joins Villa Kennedy from Roomers Hotel in Munich where he served as the hotel manager. Prior to this, he was director of food and beverage at Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski in Munich.
“Together with my highly motivated team, I look forward to leading Villa Kennedy into the future as an outstanding luxury hotel for leisure and business guests from around the world,” said Steinmaier. “We will continue to provide our guests with the highest level of quality service they are accustomed to when staying at a Rocco Forte hotel that ranges from first-class meetings and events to award-winning food and beverage – all while keeping true to Frankfurt – a superb city in the heart of Germany.”
Heller added: “In Florian Steinmaier, we have gained a very strong, committed and responsible leader for our hotel in Frankfurt. Villa Kennedy is one of the best hotels in the city. It is elegant, artistic and, despite its central location, a real oasis of peace in the middle of a lively city. It caters to a local, regional and international audience in the business and leisure sector. Its guests appreciate style, space, elegance and a central location that offers tasteful room furnishings and great comfort – all combined with personalised service and first-class design.”
Villa Kennedy is one of the first three Rocco Forte hotels in Germany and is located on Frankfurt’s Kennedyallee, on the southern bank of Main.
Including its new extensions, the hotel comprises 163 rooms with 36 suites, the Italian restaurant Gusto and the JFK Bar, as well as a 1000 metre-squared wellness area.
Rocco Forte Hotels is a family-owned hotel group led by Sir Rocco Forte and his sister Olga Polizzi.
BHN recently spoke to Lydia Forte, group director of F&B at Rocco Forte Hotels, about the importance of attracting local customers and how wider trends around health and wellness inspire menus.