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Rocco Forte Hotels Appoints Georg Plesser as
General Manager of Villa Kennedy in Frankfurt
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24 January 2006 - Rocco Forte Hotels is delighted to announce the appointment of Georg Plesser as General Manager of Villa Kennedy in Frankfurt, effective immediately.  Villa Kennedy, due to open on 1 March 2006, is one of three German properties that Rocco Forte Hotels is currently developing, making it the country’s market leader with regard to luxury hotels. 
 
A German national, Georg Plesser has spent his entire working life in the hotel industry.  Most recently, he was General Manager of Ermitage Am See in Zurich, Switzerland, a boutique five-star property with a Michelin starred restaurant.
 
Plesser began his career in Germany as a trainee at Hotel Kempinski in Munich, after graduating from Cornell University.  He is fluent in German, English and Spanish.
 
With a passion for travelling, Plesser went on to gain valuable hotel experience at all levels in well-known international five-star establishments such as The Waldorf Astoria in New York, the Ritz Carlton group in Barcelona, Florida and California, Hotel Kempinski Lufthansa in Beijing and Geisel Hotels in Munich.   
 
Rocco Forte’s Villa Kennedy is located on Kennedyallee, just off the south bank of the River Main.  It is being constructed around an existing villa that was built in 1904 as the home of a Frankfurt family of private bankers.  The villa has been fully restored, with the addition of substantial new construction, to become the centrepiece of the €70 million property.  The location provides a unique retreat from the bustle of the city, but within easy reach of the main business and leisure areas.  
 
The hotel has 163 spacious bedrooms including 26 suites, a restaurant and bar, a lounge within the building cloisters that will open on to the central courtyard, a hydrotherapy spa and fitness centre, conference and banqueting facilities with up to the minute technology for up to 250 delegates, seven meeting rooms for up to 40 delegates and an underground car park.  
 
In Germany, Rocco Forte Hotels will open an additional two hotels: Hotel de Rome in Berlin (September 2006) and a yet to be named Munich property (Spring 2007).
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Contact:

Sue Heady
Head of Media Relations
Tel: 020 7766 3107
Email: sueheady@rfhotels.com
www.roccofortehotels.com

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Also See: Rocco Forte Hotels Starts Construction on Two Luxury Hotels in Frankfurt and Berlin / February 2004
Rocco Forte Hotels Appoints Daryl Kornelsen as Director of Sales and Marketing, Germany / July 2005

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