Managing Director – Italian Hotel Group – Milan

Our client is one of the largest privately held hospitality organisations in the world, with almost five hundred hotels across three continents (US/Canada, Europe & Asia) and has formed strategic alliances with many of the world’s largest hotel brands.

One of their portfolios, based in Italy, is now seeking a Managing Director to manage a diverse portfolio of hotels with revenue approaching €100m and will join a company that is known for its successes throughout Europe. This is a senior leadership position and will be a hands-on operations role with the focus being on the implementation of the company’s strategy.

Key objectives of the role

  • Instilling a broad commercial focus across the complete portfolio of hotels ensuring effective sales and revenue strategies to deliver business growth
  • Excellent leadership capabilities to manage property-based GM’s and work closely with the corporate team
  • Manage a diverse portfolio of hotels ranging from 4-star hotels to luxury boutique properties
  • Create and ensure a quality service and product meets customer expectations

Key skills and qualifications

  • An experienced multi-unit Director or Senior Area General Manager (minimum 3 or 4 hotels complex in nature), preferably with international hotel brand
  • Resort operations experience is desirable
  • A strong understanding of commercial functions, sales & marketing, and revenue
  • Fluent English and Italian speaker
  • Proven leadership skills including the ability to manage, develop and motivate a strong team to achieve their objectives
  • Knowledge of the multiple hotel markets
  • Experience in Italy would be desirable

Excellent Dirigente Compensation package based on experience including Basic salary, company bonus, company car.

For more information or to apply, please contact Mara at or call on +44 208 600 1169

Please note that due to the expected level of response, it will only be possible to contact candidates who have the relevant and required level of experience.

Director of Sales, Central Italy

Our client is one of the largest resort operators in Italy with a portfolio of hotels spread across the main Italian tourist coastal destinations, including Sardinia, Sicily, Apulia, Abruzzo, Piedmont and Calabria.

They now have an excellent opportunity for a Director of Sales who will be instrumental in implementing a new sales team. This new role has been created following the retirement of the current commercial director.  The role will report to the current Director of Sales and Marketing who is a detail orientated leader. The company culture is to provide clear parameters and give  freedom to run with key milestones and KPI’s to achieve.

The Position

  • The Director of Sales will launch into Europe including UK, Germany focusing on MISC and transient business through a network of sales representatives across the region
  • Responsible for boosting sales into the North of Italy as well as the new markets in Europe
  • Supervise the reservations department, train the head of reservations, coaching on IT and sales approach. The OTA’s are managed by the Director of Revenue.
  • Meet the clients and travel companies to discover additional revenue

Candidate Requirements

  • The successful candidate will have excellent knowledge of the Italian resorts market and will know which doors to knock on with tour companies and agents
  • Must have background experience of 4 – 5 star resorts in Italy
  • Ability to implement new sales strategies with a strong knowledge of the Italian and European markets
  • An open, transparent leader who is a true sales warrior. Someone who doesn’t always take the easy route

Although the position is based in central Italy, the role can be remote 1-2 days per week, the company culture is  focused on results not formality.

For more information or to apply, please contact Mara at or call on +44 20 8600 1169

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