VILLA KENNEDY 

ADDRESS:        Kennedyallee 70
60596 Frankfurt am Main
Germany
 
TELEPHONE:                +49 (0)69 717 120
 
FACSIMILE:      +49 (0)69 717 121 000
 
E-MAIL:            info.villakennedy@roccofortehotels.com
 
WEBSITE: www.villakennedy.com, www.roccofortehotels.com
 
GENERAL MANAGER:             Georg Plesser
 
LOCATION:
 
Villa Kennedy is a luxury five-star hotel in the centre of Frankfurt nestled just off the south bank of the Main river in the wonderful villa landscape Sachsenhausen. A magnificant combination of tradition and innovation, Villa Kennedy was converted from the historic and stately family home, Villa Speyer. Reflecting the style of the mansion, three new wings were added to house the bedrooms and create a tranquil inner garden courtyard, Villa Garden, the perfect spot for dining and relaxing. Unusual for a city centre hotel, Villa Kennedy is situated in extensive gardens. Together with the Villa Garden, it gives the hotel a tranquil and relaxing ambiance.

Close to the hotel is Frankfurt's residential area, Sachsenhausen, with its bustling bars and restaurants and Frankfurt's well-known museum embankment is easily accessible within a five-minute-walk. The city’s financial district and fair grounds are also within easy reach. Furthermore, Villa Kennedy is just a few minutes from Frankfurt's main train station and a 10-minute drive from Frankfurt International Airport, the city’s main hubs.
 
HISTORIC OVERVIEW: 
 
Villa Kennedy is built around Villa Speyer, the old private house of a Frankfurt banking family,  constructed in 1901. The original villa now plays host to the hotel’s main entrance and the larger suites. Three additional wings have been built in sympathy with the adjoining Villa Speyer to create an internal courtyard terrace, Villa Garden. The hotel’s name Villa Kennedy is composed of the historic Villa Speyer part as well as the dedication to John F. Kennedy’s visit to Frankfurt in 1963.
On 25th June 1963, the day before his famous Berlin speech “Ich bin ein Berliner”, John F Kennedy visited Frankfurt. On that day, Kennedy drove through Frankfurt in an open car, waving to some 60,000 spectators and stopping to shake hands. The main street he drove along on the way to the airport was the one along the side of the hotel. After his death, later that year, the city of Frankfurt renamed the street Kennedyallee in his memory.  
 
ARCHITECT:
 
London-based Dr Porphyrios & Associates was selected to design the hotel following an architectural competition in which many distinguished architects participated.
 
DESIGN:
 
The interiors of Villa Kennedy have been designed by Martin Brudnizki and overseen by
Olga Polizzi, Director of Design with Rocco Forte Hotels and Sir Rocco Forte’s sister.
Brudnizki is a young London-based designer from Sweden who describes his style as “minimalistic luxury”. The aim of his design is to blend clean lines with materials, textures and colours that emphasise and enhance each individual space.
 
ACCOMMODATION: 163 bedrooms including 36 suites.
  • 86 Deluxe Rooms
  • 13 Deluxe Studios
  • 21 Deluxe Garden View Rooms
  • 7 Deluxe Garden View Rooms with Terrace
  • 9 Junior Suites
  • 1 Junior Deluxe Suite
  • 14 Classic Suites
  • 4 Executive Suites
  • 2 Family 2-Bedroom Suites
  • 3 Signature Suites “Marilyn Monroe”, “Audrey Hepburn”, “Marlene Dietrich”
  • 1 Ambassador Suite “ Jackie O.”
  • 1 Presidential Suite “John F. Kennedy”
ACCOMMODATION DETAILS:          
 
24 and facilities and measure at least 35m2:
  • Dedicated work station                      
  • King-sized bed
  • Comfortable sitting area with couch
  • Large marble bathrooms, all with separate shower units and floor heating (incl. hair dryer)
  • 100% pure and natural bathroom products
  • Telephone
  • Lavazza coffee machine including a daily fill up of coffee capsules
  • Television with interactive entertainment system (in-house movies available)
  • Media hub
  • Safe
  • In Room Bar (Rocco Forte Spa & Nourish menue with healthy options upon request)
  • Trouser press
  • Complimentary daily newspaper
  • Complimentary bottle of water (per day)
  • Complimentary access to Villa Spa
           
The suites additionally encompass the following features:
  • Lounge and dining areas
  • DVD Player
  • Walk-in wardrobes
  • Dedicated dressing areas
  • Separate guest washrooms
  • Rocco Forte Suite Experience benefits (except Junior Suite)
GUEST SERVICES:
  • Instant Message Delivery
  • 24-hour room service
  • Twice daily servicing of rooms
  • Same-day laundry service
  • Complimentary packing and unpacking service upon request
  • Pressing service upon request
  • Complimentary shoe shine service
  • Fast check-in and check-out
  • Full Concierge service
  • Public parking garage
  • Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
  • Transfer to/from airport upon request
ROCCO FORTE SUITE EXPERIENCE 
 
When booking a Classic Suite or a higher suite category the Rocco Forte Suite Experience programme is included. It entails:
  • In-Suite check-in
  • Personalised Concierge services before and during your stay
  • Full In Room Bar
  • Breakfast in your suite or in our restaurant
  • Unpacking and packing service
  • Pressing of up to four garments
  • In-house movies
  • High-speed Wi-Fi access
  • Transfer from airport to hotel, available at most hotels
  • A personalised Suite Experience:
    • Fast track tickets for Staedel Museum
    • In-suite shoulder and neck massage
    • In-suite cocktail
RESTAURANT:  
 
Gusto serves authentic Italian food with an international influence. The dishes, sophisticated in their simplicity, pair the freshest local ingredients with authentic Italian recipes. 
  • Breakfast: Monday to Friday 6.30 am - 2.30 pm, Saturday and Sunday 7.00 am - 11.00 am
  • Lunch: Monday to Friday 12.00 noon - 2.30 pm (Lunch menu starting at € 18,-  per person for 2 courses), Saturday and Sunday 12.30 pm - 3.00 pm (Sundays: Una Domenica Italiana)
  • Dinner: Monday to Sunday 6.30 pm - 10.30 pm
  • 80 seats (with an additional 60 seats in summer out in Villa Garden)
  • Open daily to both hotel guests and external guests
  • Signature dish: Ravioli Grüne Sosse (ravioli stuffed with the famous Frankfurt green sauce herbs)
BAR:
 
The award-winning JFK Bar is located next to Gusto in the heart of Villa Kennedy and also overlooks the idyllic Villa Garden.
  • Maximum capacity of 80 people (with additional seating in summer out in Villa Garden)
  • Open daily from 9.00 am - 1.00 am to both hotel guests and external guests
  • Live music Thursdays to Saturdays
  • Signature cocktail: “Visit to Frankfurt” served in a mini-bembel (traditional jar)
SPA:
 
The 1000m2 Villa Spa is located off the lobby next to the original Villa Speyer and spread over four levels.
  • Outdoor courtyard garden
  • 8 treatment rooms, including one double treatment suite
  • Beauty salon
  • 15m indoor pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Finnish sauna
  • Steam room
  • Relaxation suite
  • State-of-the-art gym with the latest Technogym equipment
  • Fitness studio
  • Personal Training upon request
  • Villa Spa products: Cellcosmet, Irene Forte Skincare, The Organic Pharmacy

Villa Spa is open daily, from 6.30 am - 10.00 pm, spa treatment appointments are available daily, from 9.00 am - 9.00 pm.
 
MEETING FACILITIES:
 
8 meeting & event rooms for groups of every size, including the 326m2 Konrad Adenauer ballroom, with its own outside entrance and lobby area, which can accommodate up to 320 people and be split into two rooms.
  • All rooms have natural daylight and the latest technology
  • Ideal for Executive Meetings, incentives, roadshows, conferences, car & product launches
RESERVATIONS
 
Direct by emailing reservations.villakennedy@roccofortehotels.com or by calling the hotel on tel: +49 (0)69 717 121 430.
 
It is also possible to make a reservation via the website roccofortehotels.com.
All major credit cards accepted.
 

Villa Kennedy

The Villa Kennedy is located on Kennedyallee, just off the south bank of the River Main. The luxury hotel is built around the existing Villa Speyer, which was constructed in 1901 and today provides a unique retreat from the bustle of the financial metropolis. The hotel has 163 bedrooms, including 36 suites, and also comprises Villa Kennedy’s colonnaded Italian restaurant Gusto, the JFK bar as well as the 1000 sqm spa area. Business clients can benefit from seven meeting rooms, all with natural daylight and equipped with the latest technology. Private parking is also available on site. For further information please visit roccofortehotels.com/villa-kennedy.

 

Rocco Forte Hotels

Established by Sir Rocco Forte and sister, Olga Polizzi in 1996, Rocco Forte Hotels is a collection of 12 individual hotels and resorts. All of the hotels are landmarks, both old and new, occupying magnificent buildings in exceptional locations. Led by a family who has been in hospitality for four generations, the hotels are united by their distinctive approach to service ensuring guests experience the best of the cities and surrounding areas.

Rocco Forte Hotels comprises: Hotel de la Ville & Hotel de Russie, Rome; Hotel Savoy, Florence; Verdura Resort, Sicily; Masseria Torre Maizza, Puglia; The Balmoral, Edinburgh; Brown’s Hotel, London; The Charles Hotel, Munich; Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt; Hotel de Rome, Berlin; Hotel Amigo, Brussels and Hotel Astoria, St Petersburg.

Future openings: The Westbund Hotel, Shanghai in 2019 and Villa Igiea, Palermo in 2020

 

For further information please visit roccofortehotels.com

 

Press contact:

Iris Königsdorff

PR Manager

Rocco Forte Hotels

Villa Kennedy

Kennedyallee 70

60596 Frankfurt am Main

Tel.: +49 (0)69 717 121 402

Mobil: +49 (0)152 288 699 05

Email: ikoenigsdorff@roccofortehotels.com

www.roccofortehotels.com/villa-kennedy