Starhotels has appointed Francesco Brunetti to the role of running director of the team.

Brunetti will operate together with president and chief executive, Elisabetta Fabri, in major the private Italian resort business.

Brunetti has received in depth and long-standing knowledge in the resort field, covering sophisticated and well known managerial roles and acquiring benefits that have recognized benchmarks in the field.

Prior to becoming a member of Starhotels, he held numerous senior management positions international resort chains such as Hilton, ITT Sheraton, CIGA and Starwood, overseeing the merger of the latter with Marriott Intercontinental.

Fabri commented on the appointment: “Francesco Brunetti shares with me not only a sturdy enthusiasm for hospitality but a strategic and operational vision centered on performance, quickness and effectiveness, which are necessary to be significantly competitive in this industry.

“I am delighted to welcome him to Starhotels, and assured that his arrival will carry dynamism and excellent professionalism, as well as a increase in the present strategies for business growth and portfolio development.”

Many thanks to his knowledge and his enthusiasm for expertise development, shopper management and resort amenities, Brunetti has develop into a position of reference for the resort field and for investors in the sector.

He included: “I am thrilled to be element of the most important Italian resort team, a family members business with an international footprint that features a diversified portfolio of motels of absolute prestige.

“It is a uncommon illustration of an inter-generational and authentically Italian success story, with higher growth probable.”