Rocco Forte Hotel de Rome in Berlin

Tuesday, 1 September 2020 - 12:00 pm (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
Category/Kategorie: General, Berlin, House of the Month, Hotels
Reading Time:  4 minutes

Rocco Forte Hotel de Rome © Beek100/cc-by-sa-3.0

Rocco Forte Hotel de Rome © Beek100/cc-by-sa-3.0

The Rocco Forte Hotel de Rome is a luxurious hotel in the Mitte neighborhood of Berlin in the district of the same name. It belongs to the Rocco Forte Hotels, is located at Behrenstraße 37 on Bebelplatz and was opened in October 2006. The name of the hotel is reminiscent of the Grand Hotel de Rome, which until 1910 stood around 400 meters away. The St. Hedwig’s Cathedral and the State Opera Unter den Linden are in the immediate vicinity. The Hotel de Rome belongs to the hotel organization The Leading Hotels of the World.

The building, built between 1887 and 1889, served as the headquarters of Dresdner Bank until 1945. It was designed by the architect Ludwig Heim in the Italian Renaissance style and originally had three floors. In 1923 three more floors were added according to the plans of Ludwig Hoffmann, which were dismantled in 1952 when the war damage was repaired in accordance with the harmonization of the proportions intended by Richard Paulick. During the GDR era, it served briefly as a cinema, the seat of the district leadership of the SED and then as the state bank of the GDR. After German reunification in 1990, large parts of the building complex stood empty for more than a decade. The building is a listed monument.

Römerhof at Unter den Linden, former site of Hotel de Rome © Beek100/cc-by-sa-3.0 Bebelplatz looking South towards Rocco Forte Hotel de Rome © Quid pro quo/cc-by-sa-3.0 Rocco Forte Hotel de Rome and St Hedwigs Cathedral © Sami Mlouhi/cc-by-sa-4.0 Rocco Forte Hotel de Rome © Beek100/cc-by-sa-3.0 United Buddy Bears at Bebelplatz © Berlin-Motive/cc-by-sa-3.0
<
>
Bebelplatz looking South towards Rocco Forte Hotel de Rome © Quid pro quo/cc-by-sa-3.0
In 2003 Commerz Grundbesitz Investmentgesellschaft acquired the eastern part of the former Dresdner Bank headquarters. It includes the core, the completely preserved part on Französische Strasse and the intermediate part on Hedwigskirchgasse. The new owner rented the property to Rocco Forte for 20 years. The former offices of the bank directors are currently used as oak-paneled suites. On the terrazzo floor of the former counter hall – today’s ballroom – are the names of the bank’s main branches: Dresden, Bremen, London and Berlin.

The hotel’s spa is located in the bank’s former vault. Today the 15 centimeter thick steel doors lead into a treatment room. Gold leaf mosaics on the walls are supposed to remind of the gold reserves of the bank, which were kept here. The hotel swimming pool is located in the former vault of the lockers. The hotel has 108 rooms and 37 suites designed by Olga Polizzi (* 1946), the daughter of company founder Charles Forte. The hotel has the Italian restaurant La Banca, whose name refers to its former use as a bank, and the bar The Rooftop Terrace.

Read more on Rocco Forte Hotel de Rome. Learn more about the use of photos. To inform you about latest news most of the city, town or tourism websites offer a newsletter service and/or operate Facebook pages/Twitter accounts. In addition more and more destinations, tourist organizations and cultural institutions offer Apps for your Smart Phone or Tablet, to provide you with a mobile tourist guide (Smart Traveler App by U.S. Department of State - Weather report by weather.com - Global Passport Power Rank - Travel Risk Map - Democracy Index - GDP according to IMF, UN, and World Bank - Global Competitiveness Report - Corruption Perceptions Index - Press Freedom Index - World Justice Project - Rule of Law Index - UN Human Development Index - Global Peace Index - Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index). If you have a suggestion, critique, review or comment to this blog entry, we are looking forward to receive your e-mail at comment@wingsch.net. Please name the headline of the blog post to which your e-mail refers to in the subject line.






Recommended posts:

Share this post: (Please note data protection regulations before using buttons)

The Großherzogin Elisabeth

The Großherzogin Elisabeth

[caption id="attachment_168173" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © VollwertBIT/cc-by-sa-2.5[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Großherzogin Elisabeth is a 1909 German sailing ship built as the San Antonio, a replacement for the 1907 freighter San Antonio which had been lost in a collision at sea. On 25 January 1914, San Antonio ran aground off the coast of Morocco. In 1929 she capsized near Copenhagen, Denmark; however, she was salvageable and was converted into a coastal trading vessel.[gallery size="medium" gss="1" ids="16817...

[ read more ]

Bra in Piedmont

Bra in Piedmont

[caption id="attachment_160799" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Davide Papalini/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Bra is a town and comune in the province of Cuneo in the northwest Italian region of Piedmont. It is situated 50 km south of Turin and 50 km northeast of Cuneo in the area known as Roero. Bra is the birthplace of the feminist philosopher Adriana Cavarero, politician Emma Bonino, and of the activist Carlo Petrini, founder of the Slow Food movement and of the world’s first University of Gastronomic S...

[ read more ]

Tartu, the spiritual center of Estonia

Tartu, the spiritual center of Estonia

[caption id="attachment_160868" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Town Hall Square with fountain The Kissing Students © Alinozka/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Tartu is the second largest city of Estonia, following Estonia's political and financial capital Tallinn, Tartu is often considered the intellectual centre of the country, especially since it is home to the nation's oldest and most renowned university, the University of Tartu. Tartu has been an intellectual centre of both Estonia and Baltic countries for several c...

[ read more ]

Chiado in Lisbon

Chiado in Lisbon

[caption id="attachment_158227" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Camoens Square © Luca Galuzzi/cc-by-sa-2.5[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Chiado is the name of a square and its surrounding area in the city of Lisbon. The Chiado is located between the neighbourhoods of Bairro Alto and Baixa Pombalina. It is a traditional shopping area that mixes old and modern commercial establishments, mostly located at the Carmo and Garrett streets. The most well-known café of Chiado is "A Brasileira", famous for having had poet Fernando Pessoa a...

[ read more ]

Spitsbergen in the Arctic Ocean

Spitsbergen in the Arctic Ocean

[caption id="attachment_152964" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Longyearbyen colourful homes - Svalbard Global Seed Vault © Peter Vermeij[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Svalbard is an archipelago in the Arctic Ocean, constituting the northernmost part of Norway. Located north of mainland Europe, it is about midway between mainland Norway and the North Pole. Spitsbergen is the largest island, followed by Nordaustlandet and Edgeøya. The administrative center is Longyearbyen, and other settlements, in addition to research outposts, a...

[ read more ]

Theme Week Washington, D.C. - Library of Congress

Theme Week Washington, D.C. - Library of Congress

[caption id="attachment_24928" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Thomas Jefferson Building © Carol M. Highsmith/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Library of Congress is the research library of the United States Congress, the de facto national library of the United States of America, and the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States. Located in four buildings in Washington, D.C., as well as the Packard Campus in Culpeper, Virginia, it is one of the two largest libraries in the world by shelf space and numb...

[ read more ]

Rugby in Warwickshire

Rugby in Warwickshire

[caption id="attachment_151567" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Rugby School © G-Man[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Rugby is a market town in Warwickshire located on the River Avon. The town has a population of 62,000 making it the second largest town in the county. The enclosing Borough of Rugby has a population of 92,000. Rugby is 13 miles (21 km) east of Coventry, on the eastern edge of Warwickshire, near the borders with Northamptonshire and Leicestershire. The town is credited with being the birthplace of rugby footbal...

[ read more ]

Theme Week Havana - Malecón

Theme Week Havana - Malecón

[caption id="attachment_160252" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Velvet/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Malecón (officially Avenida de Maceo) is a broad esplanade, roadway and seawall which stretches for 8 km (5 miles) along the coast in Havana, from the mouth of Havana Harbor in Old Havana, along the north side of the Centro Habana neighborhood, ending in the Vedado neighborhood. New businesses are appearing on the esplanade due to economic reforms in Cuba that now allow Cubans to own private businesses. ...

[ read more ]

Portrait: Max Planck, originator of quantum theory

Portrait: Max Planck, originator of quantum theory

[caption id="attachment_234765" align="aligncenter" width="420"] Max Planck, c. 1930 © library.si.edu - Transocean Berlin[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck ForMemRS was a German theoretical physicist whose discovery of energy quanta won him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1918. Planck made many substantial contributions to theoretical physics, but his fame as a physicist rests primarily on his role as the originator of quantum theory, which revolutionized human understanding of atomic and subatomic pr...

[ read more ]

Medici Villas and Gardens in Tuscany

Medici Villas and Gardens in Tuscany

[caption id="attachment_235036" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Villa Medici di Castello in Florence © Sailko/cc-by-2.5[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Medici villas are a series of rural building complexes in Tuscany which were owned by members of the Medici family between the 15th century and the 17th century. The villas served several functions: they were the country palaces of the Medici, scattered over the territory that they ruled, demonstrating their power and wealth. They were also recreational resorts for the leisure an...

[ read more ]

Return to TopReturn to Top
Part of the historic centre © Peter K Burian/cc-by-4.0
Sintra in Portugal

Sintra is a town and municipality in the Greater Lisbon region of Portugal, located on the Portuguese Riviera. The population...

Sauer river © Phils/cc-by-sa-3.0
Theme Week Luxembourg – Diekirch

Diekirch is a commune with town status in north-eastern Luxembourg, capital city of the canton Diekirch and, until its abolition...

Town Hall © -wuppertaler/cc-by-sa-4.0
Theme Week Luxembourg – Esch-sur-Alzette

Esch-sur-Alzette is a commune with town status in south-western Luxembourg. It is the country's second "city", and its second-most populous...

Schließen