A Rocco Forte hotel, Villa Kennedy is located on the south bank of Frankfurt’s River Main. This luxurious boutique hotel was constructed around the Villa Speyer, the former grand home of a local banking family that was built in 1901. The hotel’s 163 rooms, including 36 suites, surround the extensive garden courtyard. The name is a tribute to President John F Kennedy, who visited Frankfurt in 1963, the year of his death. Many large-scale photos of JFK and other old-Hollywood celebrities can be found hanging on the walls.
Villa Kennedy has seven suite categories. Our Junior Suite overlooked the fountains in the courtyard and had a separate lounge room, dedicated workstation, and large marble bathroom with separate shower and underfloor heating.
Located in the exclusive residential neighbourhood of Sachsenhausen, with its bustling bars and restaurants, the hotel is a unique retreat from the buzz of the financial metropolis. Villa Kennedy is a five-minute walk from the well-known Museum Embankment, a cultural hub where you could spend several days exploring museums such as the Staedel Museum and Liebieghaus. Sights such as the Frankfurt Opera House and Cathedral are a short stroll away, on the other side of the river. Villa Kennedy is 15 kilometres from the airport.
Look & Feel
Villa Kennedy fuses old-world charm with modern flair. Materials, textures and colours combine to create a minimalistic luxury with a retro feel. Timber floors and mirrored walls, neutral colours, and high-quality furnishings make the rooms feel more like a home than a hotel. Our bathroom had a beautiful glass mosaic on the wall.
Gusto Restaurant and the JFK Bar have a relaxed, sophisticated feel. Gusto specialises in authentic Italian food (the house specialty is ravioli with green sauce) and has indoor and outdoor seating. Breakfast is abundant with both buffet and a la carte options. We chose from the healthy Rocco Forte Nourish menu and enjoyed green smoothies and acai bowls with toasted buckwheat granola, banana and fresh berries. To keep us fuelled for our day of exploring, we ordered some superfood energy balls to take with us.
The four-level Villa Spa includes a beauty salon, 15-metre indoor pool, Jacuzzi, Finnish sauna and steam room, and eight treatment rooms. Products are 100 per cent organic and the spa menu has about 120 treatments! The gym features Technogym equipment, and personal training and private instruction for yoga and Pilates are available.
Organic toiletries and an organic facial night serum are left on the pillow at turndown. Book a Rocco Forte Nourish healthy in-room bar for snacks such as raw bars, kale crisps, veggie crackers, nuts and coconut water.