Rocco Forte Hotels announces a NEW Resort in Puglia, Southern Italy
On September 4th, 2018 – Rocco Forte Hotels announced that it is taking over the operation of Masseria Torre Maizza, an existing 5 star resort located in Puglia, southern Italy. The hotel will re-open as a Rocco Forte hotel in May 2019 following a significant refurbishment of its facilities. This will be Rocco Forte’s first hotel in Puglia and will complement the Group’s other superb Italian luxury properties in Rome, Florence and Sicily.
Located near Savelleteri di Fasano, close to the Adriatic coast, surrounded by groves of ancient olive trees and a 9 hole executive golf course, the resort is an original masseria dating back to the 16th century. The Original Tower used to be a watchtower overlooking the sea for the saracens invasions, it belongs to a line of defense starting at the gargano peninsula going all the way down to Santa Maria di Leuca the “finibus terrae”.
Puglia is a region of natural beauty in Southern Italy, visit the mysterious Trulli houses in the magical town of Alberobello or the white city of Ostuni similar to that of Greece. Medieval hilltop towns dot the land and its perfect for horse riding along white sandy beaches, visiting olive groves, vineyards and tasting authentic cuisine.
“A six million euro investment will greatly enhance the resort that will include a refurbishment of the existing rooms adding a number of junior suites and suites bringing the key count from 30 to 40 units. Olga Polizzi, Director of Design for Rocco Forte Hotels will work closely with local artisans to redesign the interiors to create a unique sense of place. All units will have landscape views to be enjoyed from their private garden. The hotel will feature a sunset rooftop bar, a stylish restaurant overlooking the swimming pool, 9 hole executive golf course, fitness centre, kids club, access to a private beach club nearby and meeting and event space.”
“Puglia is one of Italy’s greatest treasures, a land of extraordinary architecture, colour, intense flavours and untouched nature. Masseria Torre Maizza is a beautiful place which combines all the deepest traditions and revelations of Puglia and we look forward to offering an experience that combines the highest levels of Rocco Forte service and hospitality in a place of character and unique beauty,” says Sir Rocco, Chairman of Rocco Forte Hotels.
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