Villa Kennedy in Frankfurt, Germany
The city of Frankfurt, Germany is known throughout the world as the financial center of Europe. While many people travel to Frankfurt to attend to business, just as many flock to this thriving metropolis to engage in the many cultural activities it has to offer. Home to countless museums, galleries, parks, markets, festivals, and tours, there is no shortage of activities for someone looking to vacation in this diverse luxury destination.
Widely considered one of the best hotels in Germany, Villa Kennedy is tucked away across the river from the hustle and bustle of Frankfurt, but the city is quite easily accessible. This exclusive getaway was original built in 1901 as the private home of the Speyer’s, one of Frankfurt’s most prominent banking families. While the family only lived at Villa Speyer for thirty years, those three decades were filled with history. The Speyer family was a great patron of the arts. Concerts were often held at the villa and included some notable composers and musicians, such as Richard Strauss and Hugo Becker. During World War II, Villa Speyer became the property of the city of Frankfurt. During its ownership, the villa was home to Max-Planck Institute, a hub of physics and quantum mechanics research.
Renamed for its location on Kennedyallee in Frankfurt, Villa Kennedy has been nurtured back to its former glory by Rocco Forte Hotels. Now a five star hotel, Villa Kennedy is home to 128 rooms and 35 suites. All guest quarters are well-appointed and stylishly designed with a beautiful fusion of classic and modern elements. Families looking to stay in Villa Kennedy will enjoy the Family Suite. Able to host up to 3 children, this 2 bedroom suite has a lounge area and a dining table for 4.
The Ambassador Suite, in the original Villa Speyer building, offers a private balcony overlooking the gardens. For guests looking to seamlessly blend the luxuries of a five star hotel with need of extra security, there is no suite better than the Presidential Suite. Occupying the entire top floor, this suite is equipped to accommodate heads of state. This oversized suite features a fireplace, baby grand piano, dining room, and kitchen but also includes a private elevator and bulletproof windows to assure guest safety. Boasting an impressive view of Frankfurt, guests can enjoy their stay ensconced in the safety of the Presidential Suite’s secure quarters.
All Villa Kennedy suite guests can expect to enjoy many amenities and perks during their stay such as personalized concierge services, in-room breakfasts, and unpacking and packing service. The hotel also aims to impress all of their guests, regardless of their age. In an effort to win over the hearts of their youngest patrons, all children staying in the hotel will also receive their very own stuffed Lotte the Ladybug as a souvenir from their stay in Frankfurt.
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At Gusto, diners can indulge in simple, Italian classics elevated to new heights by celebrity chef Fulvio Pierangelini. JFK Bar also serves light, Italian fare, designed to accompany the over 120 signature cocktails of the bar, many of which are named in a nod to the members and lifestyles of the iconic Kennedy family.
Guests looking to be pampered on their Frankfurt vacation should look no further than Villa Spa. With a variety of treatments such as facials, nail services, body treatments, and massage, the spa is the ultimate relaxation experience. Unique to the spa at Villa Kennedy is the luxurious Body & Facial Couple’s Ritual. This 120 minute session includes a facial, fully body scrub, herbal compress cream, and a full body massage.
All Rocco Forte Hotels strive to help guests maintain body wellness. In keeping with that goal, in addition to the 15m indoor pool, Finnish sauna, and steam room, Villa Spa has a fully equipped gym with personal training and fitness consultations available. For guests interested in yoga and Pilates, private sessions can be arranged. Runners can enjoy Sight Jogging, a 2 person, 5k or 10k run/tour throughout Frankfurt. Runs can be scheduled starting at 6am and a Night Run tour is also an option. Swimmers can also get personalized sessions with Solo Aqua.
With its variety of large and small event rooms and its proximity to the center of Frankfurt, Villa Kennedy is an exceptional choice for business meetings and conferences. Each room is equipped with the most up-to-date technology and a business center is on the premises. Villa Kennedy is also quite the romantic setting for a luxury destination wedding. This five star hotel is prepared to host grand weddings in the Konrad Adenauer Ballroom with up to 320 guests. The villa is also a wonderful place to host small, intimate affairs in the Ludwig Erhart Salon. Menus can be tailored by Gusto to fit the happy couple’s culinary wishes. With photographs taken on the sweeping balcony or throughout the villa’s gardens, a Villa Kennedy wedding is exquisite event not easily forgotten.