Maurizio Redaelli has been appointed general manager of Starhotels' London properties including the Franklin, the Gore and the Pelham.
All three hotels are part of the Florence-based group's 12-strong Starhotels Collezione of locally-inspired properties, which includes the Castille in Paris, the Splendid in Venice, and the D'Inghilterra in Rome. The group has 29 hotels around the world in total.
Formerly general manager of Starhotels' Castille hotel in Paris for four years, Redaelli has almost 25 years' experience in the hospitality industry. He began his career at the Geneva Hotel Management School in Switzerland and worked at the Celtic Manor Resort in South Wales and the St. Ermin's hotel in London, before moving to Jolly Hotels in Paris.
The 50-bedroom, four-AA-star Gore hotel opened in Kensington in 1892, followed by the 51-bedroom Pelham in 1989. The Anouska Hempel-designed, 31-bedroom Franklin hotel in Knightsbridge originally opened in 1992 and reopened last year after an £8m refurbishment.
Redaelli said: "I am delighted to return to London and to be joining this passionate team and amazing project. I am very much focused on delivering the Starhotels' Collezione warm and bespoke service by offering unique experiences."
Enzo Casati, managing director of Starhotels, added: "Maurizio Redaelli is a confirmed professional with multiple years of international experience in luxury hospitality, many of them spent in our company. We are confident that his arrival in London will bring such amazing experience to our London properties and a wonderful addition to the hotels' team."
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