Industry Update
Appointment17 July 2018

Marco Novella

Appointed General Manager
At The Lanesborough in London, United Kingdom

Marco Novella

A key figure in the profession, Marco Novella succeeds Managing Director Geoffrey Gelardi and joins Oetker Collection after a successful career in prestigious hotel groups across Europe. He started as General Manager of the St. Regis Hotel in Rome in 1999 and became General Manager of Gritti Palace in Venice, another property of the Starwood Group. In 2010 he took the head of the renowned and highly confidential Villa San Michele in Florence. Most recently he became General Manager of Brown's London in 2016.

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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Oetker Hotel Management GmbH

The Oetker Collection is the most inspiring selection of masterpiece hotels in the world. Each property is one-of-a- kind, reflecting the unique European heritage. In the next decade we foresee up to 15 individual places with soul, carefully nurtured by fine hoteliers who create a strong sense of belonging for our guests.
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