Industry Update
Appointment18 March 2019

Hugo Montanari

Appointed Multi Property GM
At The Ritz Carlton, Rabat Dar Es Salam and The Ritz-Carlton, Tamuda Bay, Morocco

Hugo Montanari

Hotelier Hugo Montanari, who has more than 16 years of operational experience has been appointed as multi-property general manager for the Ritz Carlton, Rabat Dar Es Salam and The Ritz-Carlton, Tamuda Bay.

A French and Italian national, Montanari graduated from the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne. He then built his career for seven years with Fairmont Hotels and Resorts in Dubai and at The Plaza Hotel in New York, before moving to The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company where he has worked for the past eight years in three different properties.

Prior to The Ritz-Carlton, Rabat Dar Es Salam, Montanari spent five years in China, initially as hotel manager at The Ritz-Carlton Sanya, Yalong Bay, subsequently becoming the general manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin. He was also instrumental in the openings of several high profile hotels including The Ritz-Carlton, Bengaluru, Chengdu, Kyoto, Macau, Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton, Reserve, The Bulgari Hotel Beijing, and The Bulgari Hotel Shanghai.

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