An experienced hotelier who has worked at Starwood, Marriott and Hilton will join the hospitality company in a key role overseeing operations at 14 five-star hotels.
Rocco Forte Hotels has strengthened its senior team with a senior appointment.
Shaping the approach of Rocco Forte Hotels
Antonello de Medici has agreed to take the position of Group Operations Director at Rocco Forte Hotels. De Medici will assume full responsibility for the operation of the group’s 14 five-star hotels from 3 January 2022, overseeing sales, marketing, human resources and IT strategies.
“An eclectic and accomplished man like Antonello will allow us to design a more solid corporate structure and accelerate the expansion of the group, which is already underway,” said Sir Rocco Forte, founder and CEO of Rocco Forte Hotels. “I’m glad he chose to work with us.”
Extensive industry experience
Throughout his illustrious career in the hospitality sector, Antonello de Medici has held management and general manager positions for well-known brands such as Starwood, Marriott and Hilton. As Director of Operations for the Rocco Forte Hotel Group, he will be based in the Rome office, and will initially focus on the Italian company’s properties and prospective Milan duo Carlton and Rocco Forte House.
De Medici said: “I am honored to become part of the Rocco Forte Hotels family and to be able to contribute to the development and growth of this prestigious brand.”