Rocco Forte Hotels has announced the appointment of Antonello de Medici as the Group Director of Operations. From January 3, 2022, de Medici will have full responsibility for the operation of the Group's 14 five-star hotels. He will oversee the Sales, Marketing, Human Resources and IT Strategies.
Based in Rocco Forte Hotels’ Rome office, de Medici will initially focus on the Italian hotels’ structures, particularly in view of the upcoming openings in Milan in 2023: The Carlton and Rocco Forte House.
Born in 1960, Antonello de Medici had an illustrious career in the hospitality sector, having held management and general manager positions for brands including Starwood Hotels, Marriott and Hilton.
"An eclectic and accomplished man like Antonello will allow us to design an even more solid corporate structure and accelerate the expansion of the Group, which is already underway," comments Sir Rocco Forte, Founder and Chairman of Rocco Forte Hotels.
"I am honoured to become part of the Rocco Forte Hotels family and to be able to contribute to the development and the growth of such a prestigious brand," comments Antonello De Medici.
Established by Sir Rocco Forte and sister, Olga Polizzi in 1996, Rocco Forte Hotels is a collection of 15 individual hotels and resorts. Rocco Forte Hotels comprises: Hotel de la Ville, Hotel de Russie and Rocco Forte House, Rome; Hotel Savoy, Florence; Verdura Resort, Rocco Forte Villas and Villa Igiea Sicily; Masseria Torre Maizza, Puglia; The Balmoral, Edinburgh; Brown’s Hotel, London; The Charles Hotel, Munich; Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt; Hotel de Rome, Berlin; Hotel Amigo, Brussels and Hotel Astoria, St Petersburg. The Carlton Milan is scheduled to open in 2023.