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Villa Igiea, a Rocco Forte Hotel

Palermo, Sicily, Italy

 
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Luxury Holidays At Villa Igiea, a Rocco Forte Hotel

Set to open in June 2021, this recently revitalised turn-of-the-century palazzo stands proudly within tiered villa gardens that overlook the port of Palermo. Interiors combine a palatial Art Nouveau style with the unmistakable Rocco Forte flair, while embracing all things Sicilian. Feast on native cuisine envisioned by legendary Italian Chef Fulvio Pierangelini, unwind with Irene Forte treatments in the serene spa, or explore your surroundings on an array of excursions – whether pottering around Palermo’s piazzas or taking to the Tyrrhenian Sea aboard a luxury yacht.

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  • Type: Luxury Hotel
  • Summary: A luxuriously restored palazzo in the heart of Palermo
  • Feature: The design, interiors and activities all celebrate Sicily
  • Rooms: 72 rooms and 28 suites
  • Location: Palermo, Sicily, Italy
  • Nearest airport: Palermo International Airport
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Location and transfer

Approximately 30 minutes from Palermo International Airport by private car transfer. There is also a complimentary shuttle running to the centre of Palermo. What's more, Villa Igiea is also just 90 minutes from Verdura Resort, a Rocco Forte Hotel on Sicily’s southern coast, making them a great pairing.

Accommodation:expand_more

Famed interior designer Olga Polizzi handled the hotel’s décor in collaboration with award-winning Paolo Moschino of Nicholas Haslam Studios. Rooms and suites artfully blend the palazzo’s period features – including classic parquet flooring, soaring ceilings and large windows – with local crafted elements and a contemporary flair. Expect antique furnishings, plush fabrics and calming colour schemes, as well as exquisite Carrara marble bathrooms. Amenities include a smart television with interactive entertainment, in-room bar, power point with USB charger, luxury Irene Forte Skincare toiletries and sumptuous bathrobes and slippers.

   Superior Room:expand_more
  • Size: 31m²
  • Room View: Hotel surroundings
  • Facilities: This stunning room boasts views of the villa’s grounds from tall windows, while housing a super king bed (that can become twins) and an elegant en suite of Carrara marble.
   Studio Room :expand_more
  • Size: 55m²
  • Room View: Garden or city
  • Facilities: Serene and stylish, this spacious studio features a luxury king bed, exquisite marble bathroom with separate tub and shower, and views over either the leafy gardens or the city of Palermo.
   Deluxe Room with Sea View :expand_more
  • Size: 31m²
  • Room View: Gulf of Palermo
  • Facilities: Enjoy stunning sea views from this bright and beautiful bedroom, complete with a super king bed, seating area and captivating Carrara marble bathroom.
   Executive Room with Sea View Terrace :expand_more
  • Size: 31m²
  • Room View: Gulf of Palermo
  • Facilities: Spacious and well-appointed, this room ia bathed in natural light and boasts a private terrace overlooking the villa gardens towards the blue Gulf of Palermo. Inside, there is a super king bed draped in sumptuous fabrics and an elegant en suite with walk-in shower.
   Family Room :expand_more
  • Size: 62m²
  • Room View: Gulf of Palermo
  • Facilities: The Family Room sleeps up to four guests and comprises two spacious, interconnecting Deluxe Rooms with striking sea views. If you're travelling with little ones, the Concierge will assist you with any helpful requirements including baby cots, sterilisers and benefits for children - including 50% off dining and beverages for those up to 12 years.
   Junior Suite with Sea View :expand_more
  • Size: 38m²
  • Room View: Gulf of Palermo
  • Facilities: This elegant retreat encourages rest and relaxation, enjoying a super king bed, spacious seating area and en suite with bathtub, as well as glorious gulf views.
   Junior Suite with Sea View and Terrace :expand_more
  • Size: 41m²
  • Room View: Gulf of Palermo
  • Facilities: Combining heritage features with contemporary luxury, this spacious suite is home to a bedroom with super king bed, sophisticated seating area and Carrara marble bathroom with bathtub and walk-in shower. A generous terrace overlooks the beautiful blue of the Tyrrhenian Sea.
   Family Suite :expand_more
  • Size: 100m²
  • Room View: Gulf of Palermo
  • Facilities: This superb suite sleeps up to five adults and one child, comprising one Suite and one Deluxe Room with sea views of the azure Gulf. The Concierge can assist with baby cots, sterilisers and benefits for the little ones, including 50% off dining and beverages for children up to 12 years. As well as the two king beds, additional extra beds can accommodate one adult and one child in the master bedroom, and one child in the second bedroom.
   Suite Sea View :expand_more
  • Size: 69m²
  • Room View: Gulf of Palermo
  • Facilities: Tall ceilings, large windows and sensational sea views await from this suite, some of which also boast French balconies. There is a generous sitting room, bedroom with super king bed and exquisite artwork, and en suite marble bathroom with a bathtub, walk-in shower and, in some suites, a dual vanity. A stay in this suite also invites you to enjoy a range of complimentary benefits. These include a one-way airport transfer from Palermo Airport, in-suite check-in, personalised Concierge services during your stay, a private in-suite bar with non-alcoholic beverages and beer, a full buffet breakfast in your suite or in the restaurant, and pressing of one garment.
   Suite Sea View and Terrace :expand_more
  • Size: 61m²
  • Room View: Gulf of Palermo
  • Facilities: The beauty of Sicily is reflected throughout the décor of this suite. There is a light-filled living room, bedroom with super king bed and extensive pillow menu, a walk-in wardrobe and an en suite bathroom crafted from Carrara marble, complete with a bathtub and walk-in shower. The private terrace enjoys exceptional views over the Gulf of Palermo. A stay in this suite also invites you to enjoy a range of complimentary benefits. These include a one-way airport transfer from Palermo Airport, in-suite check-in, personalised Concierge services during your stay, a private in-suite bar with non-alcoholic beverages and beer, a full buffet breakfast in your suite or in the restaurant, and pressing of one garment.
   Florio Suite :expand_more
  • Size: 76m²
  • Room View: Gulf of Palermo
  • Facilities: Inspired by and named after the Florio dynasty who commissioned the creation of Villa Igiea in the late 19th century, this signature suite evokes the Golden Age of undersated glamour, boasting wooden floors, natural colours, high ceilings and tall windows. There is a sophisticated sitting room, vast bedroom with walk-in wardrobe, super king bed and tasteful artwork, and a stunning en suite crafted from Carrara marble and handmade tiles, complete with a free-standing tub, walk-in shower and duo of sinks. Outside, enjoy a private furnished terrace with incomparable sea views. A stay in this suite also invites you to enjoy a range of complimentary benefits. These include a one-way airport transfer from Palermo Airport, in-suite check-in, personalised Concierge services during your stay, a private in-suite bar with non-alcoholic beverages and beer, a full buffet breakfast in your suite or in the restaurant, and pressing of one garment. The Florio Suite can be connected to another room.
   Presidential Suite :expand_more
  • Size: 105m²
  • Room View: Gulf of Palermo
  • Facilities: Utterly inspiring, this huge suite resembles a superior Sicilian residence, boasting plenty of space to relax and entertain. Beyond the elegant entry hall, there is a generous sitting room, guest powder room, expansive bedroom with super king bed, walk-in wardrobe and beautiful marble bathroom. An extra bed can be added for a third adult or a child, while the suite can also be connected to other rooms to accommodate larger groups or families. The expansive private terrace is the perfect place to soak up the sunshine or enjoy panoramas over Palermo’s gulf. A stay in this suite also invites you to enjoy a range of complimentary benefits. These include a one-way airport transfer from Palermo Airport, in-suite check-in, personalised Concierge services during your stay, a private in-suite bar with non-alcoholic beverages and beer, a full buffet breakfast in your suite or in the restaurant, and pressing of one garment.
   Donna Franca Suite :expand_more
  • Size: 105m²
  • Room View: Gulf of Palermo
  • Facilities: Superb, striking and spacious, this suite boasts a luxurious living room, dining area, bedroom with super king bed, and magnificent marble bathroom with separate tub and walk-in shower. There is also a breezy sea-facing terrace complete with plush loungers. Ideal for families, this suite can be connected with an Executive Room with Sea View Terrace, while the Concierge can assist with any helpful requirements including a baby cot, sterilisers and benefits for the little ones. A stay in this suite also invites you to enjoy a range of complimentary benefits. These include a one-way airport transfer from Palermo Airport, in-suite check-in, personalised Concierge services during your stay, a private in-suite bar with non-alcoholic beverages and beer, a full buffet breakfast in your suite or in the restaurant, and pressing of one garment.
Dining:expand_more

The dining here is all about celebrating Sicilian produce, with menus envisioned by renowned and highly decorated Italian Chef Fulvio Pierangelini. Simple yet sensational, ingredients include fresh fish from the sea, meat from local farms and classic Italian pasta, paired by sommelier-selected wines sourced from estates across Sicily and beyond. There is an elegant restaurant with a sea-facing terrace, atmospheric bar with terrace and laid-back pool restaurant, as well as 24-hour room service.

Restaurant :expand_more
  • Cuisine: Locally sourced menus that combine timeless Sicilian cuisine with the innovative flair of Chef Fulvio Pierangelini.
  • Setting: An elegant eatery open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The indoor restaurant opens out on to an alfresco terrace with sea views.
  • Dress Code: Smart casual
  • Children's Menu: Yes
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
  • Reservation Required: Not essential but advised
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City Highlights

Set overlooking the Gulf of Palermo, this palazzo is perfectly placed for exploring the Sicilian city's churches, gardens and piazzas, with a complimentary shuttle on hand to whisk you to the city centre. Highlights include the neoclassical opera house, Palazzo Abatellis' collection of artworks, the striking cathedral and an array of boutiques, bottle stores and bakeries. You may choose to discover Palermo alone with insider recommendations from the expert concierge or make the most of one of the hotel's exceptional excursions.


Spa & Wellness

A brand known for its exceptional spa offerings; this Rocco Forte retreat doesn't disappoint. Perfect for a pamper after exploring Palermo, the tranquil Villa Igiea Spa offers a menu of treatments using products from Sir Rocco Forte's daughter and world-renowned beauty entrepreneur Irene Forte. These superb skincare remedies embrace organic ingredients grown in Sicily - including olive oil, nuts, herbs and more - as well as special mineral water from Sicilian mountains. There is also a well-equipped gym, beauty corner and charming alfresco pool surrounded by greenery.


 
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