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Ivan Artolli Appointed General Manager of
Rocco Forte's The Balmoral in Edinburgh
June 25, 2007 - On 31 August 2007, Ivan Artolli is to replace Debbie Taylor as General Manager of Rocco Forte’s The Balmoral in Edinburgh.  Ivan joined the company in 2000 as General Manager of Hotel Savoy in Florence and in 2002 moved to Brussels to manage another Rocco Forte property, Hotel Amigo

Ivan brings over 30 years of luxury hotel experience to his new role, including roles as Director of Sales & Marketing at the Plaza Athenee in Paris and the Villa d’Este Grand Hotel in Cernobbio, Italy.  He has also worked in hotels in Germany, France, the UK and Monaco, such as The Ritz in Paris and Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo. 

Debbie Taylor leaves Rocco Forte’s The Balmoral having amassed an outstanding 70 prestigious accolades for the hotel during her three year tenure.  Whilst at the helm, Debbie has also overseen The Balmoral’s £7-million refurbishment, launched Scotland’s only Bollinger Bar and spearheaded the award-winning Five-star Kids programme.  

Rocco Forte Hotels was established in 1996 to create a collection of luxury hotels in Europe. The hotels have individual styles, with each hotel reflecting its nationality and location. The collection is linked together under the Rocco Forte Hotels brand, which guarantees attention to detail, quality and service delivery.


Rocco Forte Hotels
70 Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6NY
Tel: +44 (0)20 7321 2626   Fax: +44 (0)20 7321 2424


Also See: Debbie Taylor, General Manager of Rocco Forte Hotels’ The Balmoral, Awarded the RAC Hotelier of the Year Award / October 2005



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