Industry Update
Appointment25 November 2016

Marco Novella

Appointed Managing Director
At Brown’s Hotel in London, United Kingdom

Marco Novella Rocco Forte Hotels has announced the appointment of Marco Novella as Managing Director of Brown’s Hotel. Whilst being primarily based at Brown’s Hotel, Mr Novella will also oversee two other hotels within the group, The Balmoral, Edinburgh and Hotel Amigo in Brussels. Responsible for the day to day operations and strategic direction of Brown’s Hotel, Mr Novella will oversee 115 rooms, of which 31 are suites; the seasonal British restaurant, HIX Mayfair; The English Tea Room, the hotel’s iconic afternoon tea lounge; The Donovan Bar, the hotel’s ever popular destination bar; The Spa and the hotel’s meeting and events offering. Mr Novella joins Brown’s Hotel from his position as Chief Operating Officer for Grace Hotels Ltd where he managed a portfolio of seven hotels worldwide and planned the opening of seven additional properties.

EHL Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality SSTH

Marco Novella (Class of 0) is a graduate of EHL Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality SSTH in Passugg - Switzerland
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