New GM for Rocco Forte’s The Balmoral

25th Jun 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

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


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