The Team

At Rocco Forte Hotels

Our style of service is about being true to our hotels, to our heritage, and to our city. We have done things this way for four generations. You might say it’s in our blood.

We are a family of individuals, and our hotels, like us, are all individual too.

Corporate Contacts

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Sir Rocco Forte

Chairman

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Olga Polizzi

Deputy chairman & director of design

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Karim Naffah

Managing Director

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Maurizio Saccani

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

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Christian Renz

Senior Vice President Sales & Revenue Management

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Andy Woollen

Project Services Director

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Lydia Forte

Group Director of Food & Beverage

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Irene Forte

Group Project Director

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Angelo Maccaferri

Development Executive

Phillip Haller

Vice President Brand Marketing

General Managers

Richard Cooke

General Manager
The Balmoral, Edinburgh

Stuart Johnson

Managing Director
Brown's Hotel, London

Jan Nielsen

Managing Director
Hotel Amigo, Brussels

Gordon Debus

General Manager
Hotel de Rome, Berlin

Georg Plesser

General Manager
Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt

Frank Heller

General manager
The Charles Hotel, Munich
&
Regional Director, Germany

Martin Elsner

Regional Director, Italy
Hotel de Russie, Rome
Hotel Savoy, Florence
Verdura Resort, Sicily

Gerold J. Held

General Manager
Hotel Astoria, St. Petersburg

Giancarlo Rizzi

General Manager
Hotel Savoy, Florence

Rudy Oretti

General Manager
The Westbund Hotel, Shanghai

SALES & MARKETING TEAM

Anna Gricini

Regional Director of Sales & Marketing, Italy

Roman Barthelmann

Regional Director Sales and Marketing, Germany

Daniel Doescher

Regional Director Business Development, Germany

Melissa Raffaelli

Director of Sales
The Balmoral, Edinburgh

Nick Sievewright

Director of Sales
Brown's Hotel, London

Richard Bousfield

Regional Director of Global Sales
Europe & Middle East

Kos Kaklidakis

Director of Global Sales

Alessia Zanda

Global Sales Manager, C&I

Suki Yu

Director of Sales & Marketing, China

Nader Hamarna

Regional Director of Sales,
Middle East & Turkey

Cornelia Born

Global Sales Manager
Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Sascha Vaupel

Director of Global Sales
Germany

David MacGregor

Regional Director of Global Sales
The Americas

Samara Doucette

Director of Global Sales
East Coast & Mid West

Natasha Syed

Director of Global C&I Sales, East Coast

Mark Kerwin

Director of Global Sales
West Coast

Mary Geong

Director of Global Sales
West Coast

Amparo Gonzalez

Director of Global Sales
Latin America & Spain

Christopher Ross

Global Sales Manager, Corporate & Leisure The Americas

Erica Lew

Global Sales Coordinator

Benjamin Candon

Global Sales Manager
France, Benelux & Spain

Claudia Venturini

Director of Sales & Marketing
Hotel Amigo, Brussels