Picture the scene: Edgardo Defortuna and his wife, Ana Cristina, his closest collaborator, were in Paris at the Four Seasons Hotel George V. This is the hotel that turned Paris on its ear. Its 1920s heyday was long past, so when it was announced, in the late-1990s, that the property would be resurrected to rival the City of Light’s famed “palace hotels,” Paris sniffed. Then the George V reopened; Paris, which enjoy novelty even more than snobbery, cheered.
For their part, the Defortunas were suitably impressed. Many well-to-do couples would have left it at that. But when you’re the founder, CEO and president of Fortune International. one of the top development firms in Ronda and Latin America, you want to meet the interior designer.