This luxury hotel owner celebrated its 20th anniversary last year, marked by the refurbishment of its landmark hotel the Balmoral in Edinburgh, including the JK Rowling suite, where the author completed the Harry Potter series. It has 10 other luxury properties across Europe, Russia and the Middle East, and is run and owned by members of the Forte family, in the hotel business for four generations. Sir Rocco Forte, 73, and his sister Olga Polizzi, 72, plan to open a hotel in Shanghai and another in Puglia next year.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank130
CompanyRocco Forte Hotels
ActivityLuxury hotel owner and manager
LocationCentral London
Sales £m206.5
Operating profit £m20.7
Main shareholdersSir Rocco Forte, family & trusts (75%), CDP Equity (23%), third-party investors (2%)
Staff2,166
Founded1996
Websitewww.roccofortehotels.com

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