Industry Update
Appointment 9 September 2019

Claudia Venturini

Appointed Executive Assistant Manager, Sales & Marketing
At Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas, United Arab Emirates

Claudia Venturini

With over 25 years of experience specialising in and managing luxury properties, Venturini pos-sesses an extensive understanding of brand management and business development in the hospitali-ty industry. She has previously held various prominent positions in a number of renowned hotels in Europe, Africa and the Gulf region and was instrumental in the success of each of those hotels.

Venturini has a Bachelor's degree in hotel management from Ceria-Ipiat, Brussels in Belgium and is fluent in Luxembourgish, English, French, German, and Italian. In her new role, Venturini will over-see all initiatives including maximising hotel revenues through result-oriented strategies and exploring business opportunities through events to develop new guest experiences.

Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a proud heritage of making guests feel more than welcome. Thousands of members of the Hyatt family strive to make a difference in the lives of the guests they encounter every day by providing authentic hospitality.
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