Alex Polizzi is an English hotelier and the presenter of the British television series The Hotel Inspector on Channel 5 who is available to hire as a motivational speaker through Champions.
She comes from a long line of hoteliers, including grandfather Lord Forte, founded of leisure and hotel conglomerate Forte Group, and mother Olga, a hotel designer.
Originally reading English at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, Alex trained at the Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong before turning her attention to the family’s business.
She began her work as a hotelier working with Marco Pierre White at the Criterion before moving on to various Rocco Forte hotels around the world.
Alex then went on to work alongside her mother Olga, who trained specifically with hotels not related to her family, and together they launched Hotel Tresanton at St. Mawes in Cornwall.
From here the duo went on to work as business management speakers and hotel experts around the UK, eventually taking over the established hotel chain Endsleigh.
Since 2008, Alex has presented the Channel 5 series The Hotel Inspector. The show sees her visiting struggling British hotels to try to turn their fortunes around by giving advice and suggestions to the owners and managers, and often undertaking renovation projects on their behalf.
Thanks to the popularity of both her work on the Hotel Inspector and her role as a speaker, Alex has been called upon as the presenter for a number of other hospitality and tourism-related television series including The Fixer, Secret Italy and Chefs on Trial.
Book Alex Polizzi to speak at your next event with the Champions Motivational agency, speak to a booking agent directly on +44 1509 85 29 27 or fill in the online form.
At corporate events, Alex Polizzi is known to speak on the following topics:
- Travel & Tourism
- The Hotel Industry
- The Restaurant Industry
- Business Management