An iconic, lustrous jet-set destination on the Tuscan coast, celebrated for decades. Marie-Louise Sciò has made her father's hotel Il Pellicano the Italian "it-girl" - a sensual setting for all generations to savor their aperol spritz...

“I want to help other businesses do what we did — I see potential in so many places. The question is, do you want to be a one-hit wonder or do you want to last?”
— New York Times, May 9, 2016

Marie-Louise Sciò grew up in the footsteps of her Father, in the forefront of all the operational elements involved with running a legendary hotel. The hotel was one photographer Slim Aarons helped make famous in his glitzy yet understated captures from the 60s and 70s - glamorous people cocktailing in caftans on the moonlight terrace, or bathing in the Tuscan sun. The surrounding landscape - one of lush evergreen shrubbery, citrus trees and sea lavender, juxtaposed by the twinkle of the Tyrrhenian Sea, gracefully lends to the magic that is still very much alive at Il Pellicano. That magic is no accident. Marie-Louise Sciò has taken the helm as creative director of the Il Pellicano Group (to include Il Pellicano and La Posta Vecchia, a fanciful villa outside Rome). charged with the mission to target a younger customer segment and itterate on the detail that lend to such a lustrious experience as a hotel guest. 

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