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With 11 luxury properties across Europe, Russia and the Middle East, Rocco Forte Hotels is run and owned by members of the Forte family, which has been in the hotel business for four generations. Sir Rocco Forte, 72, and his sister Olga Polizzi, 71, established the London business in 1996, opening the Balmoral in Edinburgh in 1997. Last year, it cut the ribbon on a hotel in Jeddah, with plans to open one in Shanghai next year, and a second hotel for Rome in 2019.

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Company details
CompanyRocco Forte Hotels
ActivityLuxury hotel owner and manager
LocationCentral London
Sales £m193.8
Operating profit £m16.4
Main shareholdersSir Rocco Forte, family and trusts (75%), CDP Equity (23%), third-party investors (2%)

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