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Olga Polizzi
My Life in Design

17-19 November 2023

To mark 25 years of Hotel Tresanton, Olga Polizzi will host a weekend in St Mawes and will present ‘My Life In Design’, an intimate look at her work, particularly at Tresanton, Endsleigh and The Star.

Olga Polizzi will talk about her unique approach to design and will project some of her most recent work both for The Polizzi Collection and for Rocco Forte Hotels. There will be ample opportunity for discussions and for questions. Olga is joined for the weekend by her daughters, Alex and Charlie, and her husband Sir William Shawcross.

Olga Polizzi's St Mawes home

‘Hotels seem to know what they want, and if you look around you get a feel for what should be done to them’

Olga Polizzi

Renowned interior designer, hotelier and director of design for Rocco Forte Hotels, Olga Polizzi is admired for creating elegant interiors that perfectly suit their location.

After graduating from Art School in Rome, Olga returned to London and gained experience in the design department of her father’s company, Forte Hotels.

In 1996 her brother, Sir Rocco, enlisted her design expertise in building up their new company, Rocco Forte Hotels. Separately, Olga went onto create her own, much loved, collection of three hotels – Tresanton, Endseigh and most recently The Star.

Hotel Tresanton

‘I am forever on the hunt for unusual pieces for the hotels and for myself. Although I am influenced by trends, my main inspiration for the design of our hotels always starts with the location and the style of the building’.

Olga Polizzi

The Star

Hotel Endsleigh

Hotel Endsleigh

Olga Polizzi – My Life in Design. 17-19 November, includes two nights accommodation, breakfast each morning, dinner each evening, welcome Champagne, cocktails and canapés.  From £780 based on two guests sharing a seaview room.

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‘I think I have designed more hotel bedrooms than anyone in the world!’

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Friday 17 November
6pm Champagne drinks reception with Olga Polizzi, Alex, Charlie and Sir William Shawcross. 
Dinner at leisure.

Saturday 18 November
7.30am-10.30 Breakfast.
11am Walk to St Just Church with with Alex and Charlie Polizzi.
6pm Olga Polizzi presents My life in Design.
7pm Cocktails – Tresanton Blue – Specially created to celebrate Tresanton’s 25th birthday by one of the world’s leading bartenders, Salvatore Calabrese.
7.30pm Dinner. Each course will be prepared by one of Olga’s three head chefs. Tom Ewings at Endsleigh, Paul Wadham from Tresanton and Vincenzo Petrocco of The Star.

Sunday 19 November
7.30am Breakfast.

Olga Polizzi
My Life in Design
17-19 November

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