I’ve just arrived at Rocco Forte’s Verdura resort in Sicily. I’m here to do another site visit to discuss how we’d host an upcoming Connections event here.

Richard Bousfield, Rocco Forte’s Regional Director of Global Sales for Europe and Middle East has been talking to me about Verdura for quite some time. Indeed at one of our last events I remember him recommending Verdura to one of our keynote speakers who was looking for somewhere in Italy for a quick family break.

Well, Richard wasn’t wrong!

I arrived earlier today into 230 hectares of luxury! The resort also boasts two kilometres of totally private Mediterranean coastline. And there’s a bit of golf going on here too… there are THREE Kyle Phillips golf courses in the resort!

Plus there’s a 60 metre infinity pool, six clay tennis courts, a world class Spa (I *WILL* be visiting!), four amazing restaurants and give bars. Yes please.

All of the rooms have complimentary WiFi, interactive entertainment and uninterrupted sea views with either a private terrace or balcony. That’s the benefit of having so much space!

There are 153 rooms in total, 50 suites and 2 Ambassador suites. There’s also a Presidential Suite featuring a wraparound terrace, private swimming pool and jacuzzi. I’m going to see if I can check some of those out too.

Now then, standby for a series of updates from me across the next few days!

And while I’m writing, here’s a video of Richard discussing Rocco Forte Hotels filmed at our Connections Luxury event in Hampshire, England, last year:

Our next Connections Luxury takes place in Abu Dhabi on September 6-9, 2015. I can’t wait! Would you like to join us? Please drop me a note on [email protected].