20 to Watch: 2010's Best Up-and-Coming Hotels

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Courtesy of The Rocco Forte Collection

Verdura Golf & Spa ResortSicily

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It’s official: Sicily, the No. 1 island in Italy this year, is on the rise. And for the first true resort property in his collection, Sir Rocco Forte chose the destination’s southwestern shore. To help guests focus on the surroundings (568 acres of rolling hills, olive groves, and private coastline) all 203 rooms have Mediterranean views and the rectilinear sandstone buildings and Kyle Phillips–designed golf course are low-lying and flanked by fig trees. Doubles from $980.

20 to Watch: 2010's Best Up-and-Coming Hotels

Verdura Golf & Spa ResortSicily

It’s official: Sicily, the No. 1 island in Italy this year, is on the rise. And for the first true resort property in his collection, Sir Rocco Forte chose the destination’s southwestern shore. To help guests focus on the surroundings (568 acres of rolling hills, olive groves, and private coastline) all 203 rooms have Mediterranean views and the rectilinear sandstone buildings and Kyle Phillips–designed golf course are low-lying and flanked by fig trees. Doubles from $980.

Courtesy of The Rocco Forte Collection [1] [1] http://www.roccofortecollection.com
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