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The Unveiling of Redesigned Forte Suites “Popolo And Picasso” at Hotel De Russie

logo-hotelderussieHotel de Russie, a Rocco Forte hotel in Rome, is delighted to announce the upcoming completion of the full refurbishment of two of its most important Suites – Suite Popolo and Suite Picasso – as well as the soft renovation of a selection of rooms and suites throughout different categories.


From mid-April, our guests are able to enjoy the splendour of Rome from one of the best hotels of the city, experiencing the glamorous suites designed by Olga Polizzi, Director of Design at Rocco Forte Hotels. The two suites are redesigned in style of private apartments and uniquely adorned with original artworks and antique furniture. Olga Polizzi says: “We have endeavoured to keep the original feel of the Hotel de Russie, which is much loved as one of the best hotels in Rome”.

Picasso Suite

Picasso Suite

Located on the top floor of the hotel, the newly designed Popolo Suite – 100 square meters with a 45 square meter private terrace overlooking the iconic Piazza del Popolo – features a generous, elegantly furnished master bedroom including a walk-in wardrobe with dedicated spaces “for him” and “for her”. The spacious suite has both a comfortable sitting and a dining area.

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The main bathroom features a double shower with separate bath tub decorated with Calacatta Oro Italian marble and a large mosaic panel. The second powder bathroom is for guests. The Suite features timber floors and offers the option to connect to a second bedroom. It is furnished with antique and mid century pieces. All the fabrics are Italian, greens and burnt amber in luxurious silks and velvets.

Popolo Suite

Popolo Suite

Named after the famous painter who stayed at the hotel in 1917, Suite Picasso, 80 square meters with a 25 square meter private terrace, offers a breathtaking view over the beautiful Secret Garden of the Hotel and features an exquisitely designed living room, a separate dining room with a private fully serviced bar and a small library. In addition, there is a spacious walk in wardrobe and two bathrooms, a master with a double shower and separate bath tub decorated with Calacatta Oro Italian marble and a large mosaic panel, as well as a second one for guests.

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The bedroom has been opened up so that light floods through the whole suite, giving a bright, airy feel. The Suite is decorated with Papal yellows and purples Italian natural fabrics and embellished with antique pieces alongside classic modern Italian furniture and a few eclectic decorative objects. There are touches throughout the suite remembering Picasso, such as prints and cushions with his designs.

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The newly Popolo and Picaso Suites are the flagship suites of the newly launched “Rocco Forte Suite Experience” program, forming two of the “Forte Suites”, the absolute top level of suites on offer across the ten European hotels. The new concept gives travellers an indulgent and generous experience from arrival to departure. Guests staying in the new suites are entitled to the following benefits, as well as to an additional special experiences choosing from a menu of „backstage passes‟ ranging from private shopping tours, art and culture visits, wine tasting sessions, art running tours with our Personal Trainer and more:

– Personalised Concierge services before and during the stay
– Full In Room Bar
– Breakfast in suite or in our restaurant
– Unpacking and packing service
– Pressing of up to four garments
– In-house movies
– High-speed Wi-Fi access

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