After reading English at Oxford University, Alex trained at the Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong, worked for Marco Pierre White at the Criterion, helped open various Rocco Forte properties as the company began business and then set up Millers Bakery, with her husband Marcus Miller.
Before taking over and stamping their mark on Hotel Endsleigh in 2004, Alex, Charlie and Olga Polizzi had already launched Hotel Tresanton at St Mawes in Cornwall in 1998 . Alex then became the host of highly acclaimed show, The Hotel Inspector in 2008. With several series of The Hotel Inspector firmly under her belt, Alex's venture The Fixer, hit BBC2 in January 2012. She has now done twelve years as Hotel Inspector, and three years of travel shows in Italy and Spain as well as various restaurant programmes for the BBC and Channel 5.
Millers Bakery is now a 70,000 sq.ft operation, supplying most of the five star hotels, restaurants and burger joints in London, as well as across the country.
Alex and Olga took over The Star in Alfriston (pictured above right) in December 2019 and will be opening it after a complete renovation in March 2021.
Alex is a trustee of the Landau Forte Academy Trust and of Team Domenica.
She is married to Marcus and they have two children