Marie-Louise Scio is CEO and creative director of the world's chicest hotel group: Pellicano Hotels. Each of Pellicano's three venues has a rich history of its own. Mezzatorre, a 16th century watchtower that looks over a private bay in the Gulf of Naples, was once the home of film director Luchino Visconti. La Posta Vecchia was once a seaside resort favoured by Roman imperators, and was later home to the billionaire John Paul Getty who filled it with Italian art treasures.