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					                                   OLGA POLIZZI CBE

  Olga Polizzi is the eldest of the late Lord Forte’s five daughters and is a younger sister
  to Sir Rocco.

  Since 1996, Olga has been working with Sir Rocco to build a new luxury hotel company,
  The Rocco Forte Collection, of which she and her brother are the major shareholders.
  Olga’s official title at The Rocco Forte Collection is Director of Design.

  The Rocco Forte Collection currently owns Hotel Amigo in Brussels; Hotel Astoria in St
  Petersburg; The Balmoral in Edinburgh; Brown's Hotel in London; Hotel de Russie in
  Rome; The Lowry Hotel in Manchester; Hotel Savoy in Florence; Villa Kennedy in
  Frankfurt; Hotel de Rome in Berlin; Le Richemond in Geneva, The Charles Hotel in
  Munich, The Augustine in Prague and Verdura Golf & Spa Resort in Sicily.

  Olga is currently working on the design of two new properties in Abu Dhabi and
  Jeddah, due to open in 2010 and a second golf and spa resort just outside Marrakech,
  opening in 2011.

  Prior to the creation of The Rocco Forte Collection, Olga was a Main Board Director
  and Director of Building and Design at Forte plc from 1983 to 1996, when it was taken
  over by Granada. She was also a Westminster Councillor from 1989 to 1994, with the
  title of Vice Chairman of Planning. Olga is currently on the councils of King’s College
  London and of Edward VII Hospital.

  Olga opened Hotel Tresanton in St Mawes, Cornwall in June 1998, having completely
  refurbished it as a personal project. She opened Hotel Endsleigh in Devon on 4 August
  2005. Olga’s elder daughter Alex is in charge of running the latter.

  Olga is also a director of Miller’s Bespoke Bakery in Battersea, which she and Alex
  helped to establish in 1997.

  Olga is married to the author William Shawcross; she has two daughters, as well as a
  step-son and step-daughter.